Upcoming Training Classes

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) works with expert trainers from around the world to offer face-to-face and online training classes throughout the year.


GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Schedule

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Washington DC Kathleen Pessolano WWF 2 Days English Starting at USD 445 Yes* sign up button
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Taiwan L. Cheung, S. Cheung, A. Wong Globe Ecotourism Training Centre 3 Days Chinese TWD 12000 Yes*

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Jun 19 - Jul 14, 2017 Online Antje
EarthCheck, TrainingAid 4 Weeks English Starting at USD 395 Yes* sign up button
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Yunnan, China Alan Wong, Cheung Fui Globe Ecotourism Training Centre 3 Days Chinese CNY 2,400 Yes* sign up button
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Guangzhou, China Alan Wong, Cheung Fui, Derek Tse Globe Ecotourism Training Centre 2 Days Chinese CNY 1,600 Yes* sign up button
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Online D'Arcy Dornan TrainingAid 4 Weeks English Starting at USD 395 Yes* coming


*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 (offered in English only) following the training class.



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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 by the GSTC 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 GSTC Sustainable Tourism Trainings
for your organization or destination?

If you would like to partner with the GSTC to organize a custom 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.
You can also download the Tailored Training Options for Destinations or Businesses from here.


What Other Tourism Professionals Say
About the GSTC Training

jo williams"The overview of standards, coupled with best practice and real world examples has been very beneficial for my work in destination management and responsible tourism development. The ability to meet likeminded industry colleagues who are working in this arena was also highly valuable."

- Jo Williams, Responsible Tourism Consultant, Business Innovation Facility (Myanmar)


Snjezana Derviskadic "I recommend this training to others in the industry because making sure our actions have strong sustainability factors is critical to contributing to the social and economic well-being of communities through tourism."

Snjezana Derviskadic, SEGURA Consulting LLC / Tourism Team Leader, USAID Regional Economic Growth (REG) Project


Mami Futagami

"It was very stimulating for me to attend your training course and to learn how the GSTC Criteria could be applied to various types of destinations."

Mami Futagami, Ph.D., Professor, Meijo University


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