SINGAPORE—Agoda has officially joined as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The GSTC engages with a worldwide network of members, who represent a wide range of tourism stakeholders. Being a GSTC member means actively participating in GSTC’s global network, contributing to the important work of the GSTC in promoting the widespread adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles. GSTC Members are active drivers for sustainability in travel and tourism.
Agoda is one of the world’s fastest growing online travel booking platforms, headquartered in Singapore, and offering a global network of more than two million properties. The company, which employs more than 5,000 staff across 30 countries, provides travelers with easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas, via Agoda.com and the Agoda app.
“Agoda’s moonshot goal is to mainstream sustainable travel. We have doubled our investments in sustainability and are testing tools to help travelers make more sustainable choices,” said Greg Wong, Managing Director, Agoda.
“GSTC warmly welcomes Agoda as a GSTC member,” says Randy Durband, GSTC CEO. “We are very pleased to learn of their plans to collaborate with us to provide travelers with useful and high-quality information on how to choose hotels that make strong efforts to operate more sustainably.”