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.

GSTC STTP Akita Japan Feb 2017

Interested in Joining This Class?


The training class will be hosted at Akita International University.

For more information about the training class and registration details for participants, please see this page on the GSTC Training by the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), or contact Mr. Masaru Takayama, Chair, AEN and Advisor, Ecotourism Japan, at: takayama [at]



サステイナブル・ツーリズム国際認証 業界向け研修


【日 時】2017年2月4~5日(土-日)
【場 所】 公立大学法人国際教養大学(〒010ー1292 秋田市雄和椿川字奥椿岱)


【日 時】2017年2月8~9日(水-木)
【農家民宿泊+3プラン】 A. マタギとクマ鍋ランチ&スノーシューで樹氷ウォッチング( 参加費(予定):14,000円) B. スノーシューピクニック in 田沢湖高原(参加費(予定):14,000円) C. 角館 王道観光(参加費(予定):7,000円)



About AEN

Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) provides more hands-on connections and relevant opportunities for members working together at a regional scale providing more networking and business opportunities, significant information, educational materials and networking prospects to both small and large organizations within Asia. AEN endorces GSTC and its sustainability crieteria for sustainability for travel providers, accommodations, destinations, and public authorities in Asia and beyond. AEN is a Training Partner for the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program.


About Ecotourism Japan

Ecotourism Japan (EJ) is a non-profit organization working to establish a nationwide network of tour operators, researchers, and professionals, with the aim of revitalizing local communities through ecotourism. To promote ecotourism, EJ supports local communities and tour operators and disseminates information and tips on ecotourism, nature-based tours and conservation to encourage more people to learn about ecotourism. EJ hosts the Japan Office of AEN.



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