Washington D.C., USA (September 4, 2014) This December in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) will host a workshop on sustainable destinations and the application of the GSTC Criteria. This workshop will explore the intersection of sustainable development and tourism, and provide practical guidance on adopting the Global Criteria in Mexico and throughout Latin America. A panel of high-level public and private sector tourism leaders will discuss sustainable tourism strategies in the Riviera Maya region, drawing on the experiences of GSTC Early Adopters in the region.
Dates: December 1-3, 2014
Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Host: Sustainable Riviera Maya – NGO
This workshop, is structured as a “Train the Trainer” Course. A certificate of attendance will be delivered to participants. It is addressed to: Federal and State Secretaries of Tourism; GSTC Early Adopters; public officials; hotel managers and developers; tour operators; tour guide associations; natural and cultural park managers; organizations committed to sustainable tourism.
How to Attend
The workshop will be given in the Spanish language and is intended for those located in Mexico and Latin America.
The registration fee will be $150usd, and will include: lunch (3 days), coffee breaks (during sessions) and one dinner, as well as the Certificate delivered at the end of attendance of 3 days course-workshop. Special hotel fees will be offered to participants.
To register for the event or to find out more, please go here
About the GSTC Criteria
The GSTC Criteria are the baseline standards, which businesses and destinations should achieve to approach social, environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. They address sustainable management, socio-economic impacts, cultural impacts, and environmental impacts. Since tourism destinations each have their own culture, environment, customs, and laws, the Criteria are designed to be adapted to local conditions and supplemented by additional criteria for the specific location and activity.
About Sustainable Riviera Maya
Sustainable Riviera Maya (SRM) is an organization that promotes sustainable practices in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. Its mission is to promote sustainable tourism as the primary economic engine for the creation of wealth and peace, as the new model for sustainable development in the evolution of our tourism sector in the Riviera Maya. To learn more, visit www.sustainablerivieramaya.org.
Workshop – course fact sheet