Inviting Comments on Sustainable Tourism Criteria and Indicator (STCI) Standard

Eco-Tourism Society of India (ESOI) is inviting interested and relevant stakeholders to comment on Sustainable Tourism Criteria of India (STCI) standard version zero. Ministry of Tourism (MoT) initiated the development of sustainable tourism Criteria & indicators after a National Workshop on STCI in July 2010. A sub-committee chaired by Joint Secretary (Tourism) GoI constituted in 2010, comprising of stakeholders from the tourism industry to develop STCI criteria & indicators based on four pillars viz.a.viz Effective sustainable management, socio-economic, cultural and environmental aspects. In 2016, MoT recognized ESOI to drive and advocate STCI in the country.

ESOI in collaboration with GICIA India Pvt. Ltd. is currently seeking comments on STCI version zero criteria and indicators developed for hotels and tour operators for better applicability in Indian content. A copy of STCI standard is publicly available at

For further details and submission of comment please contact undersigned.

Contact us:

Name –  Dr. Anjuna Dhir, ESOI
Mail to –
Phone no –  +91-9811031980

Name –  Ms. Taruna, GICIA India Pvt. Ltd.
Mail to –
Phone no –  +91-9716786623