Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Chief Executive Officer
Randy Durband is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the UN-supported NGO that establishes and manages global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. The GSTC Criteria include guidelines for minimizing negative environmental and social impacts while maximizing travel and tourism as a force for good.
He brings a unique blend of skills and experience based on the two career paths he has taken in travel and tourism – twenty-four years in senior leadership positions with major tour operators, plus six years and counting as a global leader in sustainable tourism. His first career included serving as President for Travcoa, INTRAV, and Clipper Cruise Lines, (all brands within TUI Group), and Executive Vice President of Tauck World Discovery.
Mr. Durband is a frequent speaker on sustainable tourism and has served on many boards and committees.