Chairman, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Advisor of the UNWTO Secretary-General @

Mr Luigi Cabrini is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and an Advisor to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is an international partnership with the aim of fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel. At the heart of its work are the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels, Tour Operators and Destinations.

Mr Cabrini has been the Director of the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Programme, focusing its activities on tourism and climate change, tourism and biodiversity, observatories for sustainable tourism, the green economy, tourism and heritage and global partnerships. Previously he held the positions of  UNWTO Regional Representative for Europe and Secretary of the General Assembly and Executive Council.

Before joining the UNWTO he has been engaged during 20 years in United Nations programmes for development and for  protection of refugees, in Guatemala, Mexico, Somalia, Pakistan, Poland and Spain.

Luigi Cabrini is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish and has basic knowledge of Russian and Polish. He is the author of various articles, speeches and papers.