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 baseline standards for sustainable tourism. He brings to his leadership position of GSTC 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 at tour operators with global operations, plus seven years working for sustainable development in travel and tourism. His first career included serving as President for Travcoa, INTRAV, and Clipper Cruise Lines (all brands within TUI Group), and Executive VP of Tauck. Randy combines knowledge and networks of the travel industry with a passion for sustainability. He served as technical advisor in tourism development projects with UN agencies UNESCO and ILO and other NGOs and foundations, with focuses on poverty reduction, emerging destinations, sustainable destination development, and cultural heritage tourism.