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12 10, 2017

Sustainable Tourism and Training: Boosting Skills, Expanding Opportunities

2017-10-12T16:22:26+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

"The skills and talents of tourism professionals are a critical part of ensuring a sustainable future for the travel and tourism industry and its role in supporting the global sustainable development goals." The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) has contributed to the September / October 2017 edition of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Connected [...]

1 09, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Training, Hong Kong, Oct 25-27, 2017

2017-09-01T04:27:03+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

This 3-day training class (25-27 Oct 2017) of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) is delivered by the STTP training partner Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre (香港生態旅遊專業培訓中心 ETTC), and covers best practices in implementing the GSTC Criteria for businesses and destinations. […]

25 08, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Online Course – GSTC Training 2017 Q4 (Oct 30-Nov 24)

2017-10-19T03:25:45+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

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 [...]

28 06, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Taiwan

2017-06-28T13:31:42+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

The GSTC Training Partner Globe Ecotourism Training Centre offered from 16-18 June 2017, a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Supported by GSTC members, Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration (Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications) and Sustainable Travel Taiwan, the [...]

25 05, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Online Course – GSTC Training 2018 Q2

2017-09-21T02:47:04+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

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. Delivered as a 4-week-long facilitated and interactive training class, the sustainable tourism online course offers a convenient way to improve your sustainability skills in a flexible [...]

26 04, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand, March 26-28, 2018

2017-10-12T20:45:34+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

The three-day intensive and interactive training program (26-28 March 2018) 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 [...]

18 01, 2017

GSTC Training + International Forum, Nagasaki, Japan, 1-2 November 2017

2017-09-21T03:06:32+00:00 January 18th, 2017|

サステイナブル・ツーリズム国際認証 GSTCトレーニング・島原半島フォーラム GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training (Nov 1-2, 2017), Sustainable Tourism International Forum (Nov 4-5, 2017) Language: Japanese Organized by: Asian Ecotourism Network (GSTC Training Partner), Ecotourism Japan / 特定非営利活動法人日本エコツーリズムセンター 今年は国連「開発のための持続可能な観光年」 今年2017年は、国連「開発のための持続可能な観光年」です。世界で観光産業が大きく成長し、国を越えて人とモノ、情報が動き交流が生まれ、日本においても訪日外国人旅行者数のさらなる増大が見込まれています。一方で、旅行者の集中や無計画な観光開発は、地域文化や自然環境への負荷が懸念され、地域の持続性を阻害する恐れも生じています。 サステイナブル・ツーリズムの国際認証制度 GSTC(Global Sustainable Tourism Council)は、サステイナブル・ツーリズムの国際基準として「観光地用」と「インダストリー用」の2種類を策定しています。GSTCは、この基準をもとに各地で認証制度を構築していくよう、普及を促してきました。日本エコツーリズムセンターは、地球環境基金の助成を受けて2014年度よりプロジェクトを立ち上げ、この基準の翻訳と研究、普及のためのセミナーとフォーラムを開催してきました。2014年奈良でのキックオフ後、紀伊田辺・熊野、2015年の尾瀬・片品、2016年の秋田仙北と、地域の皆さんとUNWTOや世界の関係者が集まるフォーラムです。 日本における「持続可能な観光地域づくり」の必要性 日本では、インバウンドの増大や地方創生としての取り組み、民泊の可能性の広がりなど、観光において新たな動きがあり、既に多すぎる観光客の訪問でそのゆがみが出ている観光地もあります。一方で、これまでの観光事業では継続性が危ぶまれ、観光客の減少が進む観光地も増えています。国全体でも、人口減少と高齢化の加速、地域産業の衰退など、地域の持続可能性を脅かす事態が進行しています。 私たちは、観光を人やモノが動くこととして解釈し、地域で外部からの滞在交流人口を増やすことで、地域の経済を潤し地域を元気にしていこうと取り組んできました。必要なことは、日本の農山漁村で人の動きが活性化されること、その地域の資源を多くの人が魅力と感じるものへと磨き上げ、その地域ならではの価値として高めていくことだと考えています。そして地域が今後も長く持続し、地域の自然をもとに培ってきた文化や暮らし方を、地域内外の皆さんと、ともに味わい共感し合うことだと捉えています。 4年目となるこのプロジェクトは、そこに世界が力を入れて取り組む「サステイナブル」の視点や基準を取り入れることを目指すものです。 【開催概要】 GSTCサステイナブル・ツーリズム国際認証トレーニングプログラム 日時:2017年11月1日(水)9:30~2日(木)17:00 会場:青雲荘  〒854-0621 小浜町雲仙500-1 主催:特定非営利活動法人日本エコツーリズムセンター 協力:一般社団法人島原半島観光連盟 参加費:22,000円(消費税込、食費・宿泊費別) 概要: GSTC公式トレーナーによるトレーニングプログラムで、国際認証制度の内容を理解し、事例をもとにどのように審査するかを学ぶ。修了者には日本エコツーリズムセンターから修了証を授与します。その後、GSTC公式のテスト(英文)を受けて合格するとGSTCの公式修了書が取得できます。 島原半島エクスカーション 日時:2017年11月3日(金) 旅行主催:島原鉄道株式会社 協力:特定非営利活動法人日本エコツーリズムセンター、一般社団法人島原半島観光連盟 参加費:5,000円(消費税込、食費・宿泊費別) 島原半島のサステイナブル・ツーリズムの現場を訪ねるエクスカーション。地元ならではポイントを、現地の案内により体験します。 [...]

5 01, 2017

March 17-19, 2017 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

By following the GSTC Industry and Destination Criteria as the framework, the 3-day training (17-19 March 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 [...]

21 12, 2016

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

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 December 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

16 11, 2016

GSTC Announces Online Training Courses for a New Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

2017-07-02T09:38:44+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program expands its offers of online, onsite and custom training options for businesses and destinations. November 17, 2016 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the leading global authority on quality sustainability standards for travel and tourism, offers through its Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) practical insights and expert guidance [...]

16 11, 2016

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

2017-08-09T04:18:18+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

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 [...]

16 11, 2016

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

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

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 [...]

8 11, 2016

November 18-19, 2016 – GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Changnyeong, South Korea

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

In partnership with the Ministry of Environment of South Korea, the GSTC offers an STTP training class (November 18-19, 2016) for representatives of ecotourism destinations from around the country. The training is held at Upo Wetland Ecovillage, Changnyeong County, Gyeongnama Province, Korea, and is open only to invited participants representing select destinations. Trainer: Dr. Mihee [...]

21 10, 2016

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

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 October 21st, 2016|

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, [...]

31 08, 2016

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

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 August 31st, 2016|

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 [...]

31 08, 2016

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

2016-08-31T20:14:55+00:00 August 31st, 2016|

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 [...]

20 04, 2016

June 15-17, 2016: GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Athens, Greece

2017-06-28T13:50:23+00:00 April 20th, 2016|

The three-day intensive and interactive training program (June 15-17, 2016, Athens, Greece) is designed for tourism industry professionals seeking to increase knowledge of sustainable tourism and those working to improve sustainability practices of travel and tourism businesses or destinations. The training covers sustainability best practices by hotels, tour operators and destinations, and offers valuable insights [...]

30 01, 2016

April 1-3, 2016: GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Cape Town, South Africa

2017-06-28T13:50:24+00:00 January 30th, 2016|

The three-day intensive and interactive training program (April 1-3, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa) was designed to benefit tourism industry practitioners including hotels, operators, tourism destinations, and professionals involved in sustainability standards for travel and tourism. The training was led by Anna Spenceley, and covered global trends in sustainable tourism, sustainability best practices and the [...]

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