GSTC European Regional Meeting: Building Sustainability in European Tourism, Athens, Greece, 23-24 November 2016

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Join experts and tourism practitioners from throughout Europe in Athens to debate best strategies in today’s environment to utilize sustainable tourism management mechanisms for destinations and businesses. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is organizing a lively and informative two-day workshop to review and discuss relevant issues and solutions in the European context of today.

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January 11-13, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Vientiane, Lao PDR

The GSTC and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT) of Lao PDR, with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), are hosting a 3-day workshop (11-13 January 2017) with a focus on sustainable tourism destination management and development.

Using the GSTC Criteria for Destinations as the framework, the workshop covers key topics such as sustainable tourism standards and certification, tourism’s roles in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and best practices in destination management, both from the policy and development perspectives.

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February 4-5, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Akita, Japan

The Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), a GSTC training partner, in collaboration with Ecotourism Japan, will be organizing a GSTC training class from 4-5 February 2017, in conjunction with the 3rd Sustainable Tourism Forum in Senboku City, Akita, Japan (6-7 February 2017).

Following the Forum, GSTC training participants will participate in a local excursion, which highlights culture and winter ecotours. The training will be offered both in Japanese and English, with a maximum group size of 20.

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February 13-15, 2017 - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand

The three-day intensive and interactive training program (13-15 Feb 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) is designed for travel and tourism industry professionals interested in learning about sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations. The training covers tourism as a tool for sustainable development, sustainability best practices and the GSTC Criteria, the world's leading standard for tourism sustainability, as well as key topics such as global trends in sustainable tourism, sustainability marketing, and sustainable tourism product development and management.

This training class is organized by the GSTC and co-hosted by PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand.

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