GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program

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The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices.

With the aim of strengthening awareness of sustainable tourism in destinations around the world, the training program covers global trends in sustainable tourism and sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations.

Designed as a intensive and interactive training experience led by expert GSTC Trainer(s), STTP training classes offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, and the roles of accreditation and certification in advancing the sustainability agenda in the tourism industry.


Upcoming Classes

Dates Location Trainer(s) Partner Duration Language Price Seats Register
Feb 4-5,
Masaru Takayama AEN, EJ 2 Days Japanese, English JPY
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Feb 13-15,
Bangkok, Thailand Mihee Kang, Randy Durband PATA 3 Days English


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Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

All training participants who complete a 3-day onsite STTP training class or a 4-week online STTP training class will have the opportunity to take the official STTP Exam, which is offered in an online and open-book format. Upon successful completion, you are awarded with the Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC to demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

Learn more about the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism


Interested in Custom Training Options for Your Organization?

The GSTC works with destination partners and industry organizations to deliver tailored training options, including training in the local language by a GSTC-approved trainer, and designing a shorter introductory program or a longer, more extensive program targeting sustainable tourism practitioners.

If you would like to partner with the GSTC to organize a training in your destination, or work with our team to deliver a tailored training for your organization, please contact us to discuss further details.

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Get in Touch With Us

If you have questions or would like to partner with the GSTC to organize a training for your organization or destination, please contact GSTC Training Director, Ayako Ezaki, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss further details.






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