GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 (September 6-9, Coyhaique, Aysén Region, Chile)

TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS: MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND AWARENESS

Coyhaique 4 850xDestinations bring tourists to visit a different location from where they live. It is an imperative that these destinations are managed for long-term viability. Following the GSTC Criteria, management, marketing and awareness of sustainable destinations will be key theme for this year's GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, GSTC2017.

Destinations are comprised by many different enterprises, organizations and individuals. GSTC2017 will include international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable tourism; including public sector, hotels, tour operators, academia, development agencies, NGOs, consultants, and more.

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April 3-28, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Online Class (2017 Q2)

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Online

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices, and an opportunity to earn GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism. The facilitated online training class of the STTP offers a convenient way to improve your sustainability skills in a flexible online learning environment, while at the same time learning from and interacting with GSTC experts and fellow sustainable tourism practitioners.

The 2017 Q2 class is scheduled for 3-28 April 2017 (four weeks), and is led by GSTC Trainer Dr. D'Arcy Dornan.

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May 11-12, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Washington DC, USA

The two-day intensive training class (May 11-12, 2017, Washington, DC) of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) is designed for tourism industry professionals interested in improving their sustainability skills and learning from best practices in sustainable tourism businesses and destinations. The training covers key topics such as tourism as a tool for sustainable development and sustainability marketing for tourism businesses and destinations, and offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth undertanding of the GSTC Criteria - the world's leading standard for tourism sustainability.

This training class is organized by the GSTC and hosted by WWF in its Washington DC headquarters building.

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June 16-18, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, New Taipei City, Taiwan

By following the GSTC Industry and Destination Criteria as the framework, the 3-day training (16-18 June 2017) covers key topics such as sustainable tourism standards and certification, tourism's roles in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and best practices in destination management, both from the policy and development perspectives.

This training class is part of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), and is organized and delivered by the GSTC Training Partners Infinity Travel Group and the Globe Ecotourism Training Centre.

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June 19-July 14, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Online Class (2017 Q3)

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Online

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices, and an opportunity to earn GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism. The facilitated online training class of the STTP offers a convenient way to improve your sustainability skills in a flexible online learning environment, while at the same time learning from and interacting with GSTC experts and fellow sustainable tourism practitioners.

The 2017 Q3 class, offered in partnership with EarthCheck, is scheduled for June 19th - July 14th, 2017 (four weeks), and is led by GSTC Trainer Antje Martins.

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