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GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program STTP

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.

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Upcoming Classes

Jun 19 – Jul 14, 2017OnlineAntje
TrainingAid4 WeeksEnglishStarting at USD 395SOLD OUT
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Yunnan, ChinaAlan Wong, Cheung FuiGlobe Ecotourism Training Centre3 DaysChineseCNY 2,400sign up button
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Guangzhou, ChinaAlan Wong, Cheung Fui, Derek TseGlobe Ecotourism Training Centre2 DaysChineseCNY 1,600sign up button
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Oct 30
– Nov 24
TrainingAid4 WeeksEnglishStarting at USD 395sign up button
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*By completing these classes, training participants will be able to complete the training requirements towards the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism, and will have access to the STTP Exam (English only) following the training class.

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Your Training Roadmap

The GSTC STTP offers two options for you to complete the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism: onsite 3-day training classes and online 4-week training classes (Learn more about the 4-week online course format here).


3-Day Intensive Training Class

Face-to-face training classes offered throughout the year in various locations around the world.


4-Week Facilitated Course

Online scheduled training classes led by GSTC trainers, available at least 4 times a year.

STTP Exam & Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

By completing either a 3-day onsite or 4-week online training class of the STTP, you will receive access to the official STTP Exam and have the opportunity to achieve the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

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 to discuss further details.

What Other Tourism Professionals Say About the GSTC Training

Deby Stabler “The GSTC training provided me with a deep understanding of the criteria. My fellow classmates were industry experts in various sectors from around the world, bringing the criteria to life with valuable examples/discussions of how they have implemented the very practices we were learning.”

Deby Stabler, Owner, Project Azul Verde

Cheung Fui

“GSTC training has helped me transfer my knowledge to the management staff in our organization as we have adopted GSTC guidelines in our overall operations. It enhances our team to have a comprehensive guidelines and universal sustainable tourism standard to work toward.”

Fui Cheung, CEO & President, Infinity (Int’l) Travel Holdings Ltd.