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Join the first in-person official GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Padova, Italy, in collaboration with Etifor, organized by the GSTC Italy Working Group. The training will be held in English on the 24th and 25th of September.

The course is a great opportunity to get to know fellow colleagues and sustainability practitioners, enrich your understanding of Sustainable Tourism, and also embark on debates and constructive conversations, and group exercises. The training will offer practical insights and expert guidance to help tourism destinations and businesses, at various stages of their sustainability journey, make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices and how to develop viable sustainable tourism policies for their organizations and destinations.

  • Dates: September 24 – 25, 2023
  • Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Location: Padova (city center) Italy
  • Format: in-person
  • Language: English with on-site Italian experts to support the learning
  • Trainer: Mr. CB Ramkumar GSTC Vice-Chair & South Asia Program Director

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Discounts are reserved for GSTC Members, contact to know more!

Padua will also hold the 27th of September the third edition of the Sustainable Tourism Forum one of the hubs of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Italy. The main topics addressed by the forum will be:

Sustainable Tourism Forum, Padua, Italy

  • Tourism organizations and the relationship with residents
  • Sustainability and professionalism in tourism
  • Synergies between sustainability brands
  • Climate crisis adaptations and opportunities

This free event is also organized by members of the GSTC Italy Working Group on the occasion of World Tourism Day (Sept. 27) and will be presented by GSTC Vice-Chair, CB Ramkumar.

More information (in Italian) about the event here: