Randy  Durband
Randy Durband

Randy Durband

CEO at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Randy Durband is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the UN-created NGO that manages global standards for sustainable tourism. He brings a unique blend of skills and experience based on two career paths he has taken in travel and tourism – in senior leadership positions with major tour operators, including as President of Travcoa, Clipper Cruise Lines, (brands within TUI Group), and Executive Vice President of Tauck World Discovery – and now a second career in sustainable tourism development.
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Randy Durband is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the UN-created NGO that manages global standards for sustainable tourism. He brings a unique blend of skills and experience based on two career paths he has taken in travel and tourism – in senior leadership positions with major tour operators, including as President of Travcoa, Clipper Cruise Lines, (brands within TUI Group), and Executive Vice President of Tauck World Discovery – and now a second career in sustainable tourism development. He is a frequent speaker on sustainable tourism and has served on many tourism boards, committees, and as a judge for sustainable tourism awards.
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About Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global sustainable standards with the aim of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices among public and private stakeholders. The GSTC is independent and neutral, serving the important role of managing its global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. It is mostly a volunteer organization, consisting of experts in sustainable tourism and supported by organizations and individuals with a passion for ensuring that meaningful standards are available globally for sustainability in travel and tourism. Financial support from donations, sponsorship, and membership fees are critical to our own sustainability.
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