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Why choose the GT-Active program?

GT-Active incorporates leading global best practice and requirements for, amongst other: Environmental Protection, Socio-Economic Development, Trading Fairly, Cultural & Heritage Protection. Assessments are comprehensive and include assessments of policy, practice and strategy.


Is GT-Active a member of or affiliated to any international organisation?

GT-Active is a Global Sustainable Tourism Council Recognised Standard and member of GSTC and Auditor member of Green Globe International.

What other business types are covered through the GT-Active program?

All accommodation providers including Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering, Camping, Lodges and Motels.  As well as certifications for Restaurants, Tour Operators, Retailers, Wine Farms, Shopping Centres and Products.   GT-Active is GSTC approved for accommodation.

How do I become a GT-Active Certified member?

There is an easy to follow process. We are here to assist you every step of the way.

Does the GTA program include any International or Local standards?

The GT-Active program includes numerous standards including ISO14001, SABS, GSTC, USEPA, EEA(EU) and various other regional, national and global standard requirements.


Our leading certifications include global standards including:
GSTC – Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria
ISO 14001 – Environmental management Standard
ISO 26000 – Corporate Social Responsibility Standard
ISO 17065 – Products, services and processes Standard

How often does GT-Active revise/update the questions?

To ensure leading best practice, initiatives are continually assessed and prioritised in terms of importance and best international practice.  Worst case scenario the assessment is updated annually.

How much does it cost to become a GTA certified member?

There are no hidden costs and there are no extra audit fees, the certification is valid for 2 years. We may request complimentary accommodation from our accommodation members for onsite audits in some instances.


How long does it take to be certified?

Once you complete the online assessment and provide the relevant supporting documentation you will granted your initial certification which includes your customised logo and listing on the GT-Active site.

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