The successful completion of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is an important milestone in the efforts towards promoting sustainable tourism practices in the region. The course, which ran from April 4-6, 2023, was sponsored by Traveloka, a leading travel and lifestyle platform.
The training was led by Nalendra Mochamad. He is an authorized GSTC trainer in Indonesia and Certified Professional Marketer (Asia) by Asia Marketing Federation. Graduated with a Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management from Monash University Australia, Nalendra has worked with various clients, partners, and DMOs both international and national including the State Secretariat for Economy Affairs (SECO) Switzerland, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy as sustainable tourism and marketing expert.
The 19 attendees of the course gained valuable knowledge from his expertise and insights into sustainable tourism practices, the GSTC Criteria, and best practices for sustainable tourism development.
Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel, where the course took place, presented its sustainable initiatives on the last day and the participants did a site tour/inspection to check such endeavors.
After completing the course, participants will receive a certificate of training completion, and will be eligible to take an optional official exam to receive the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism which is also sponsored by Traveloka.
As the tourism industry continues to grow and evolve, it is essential to ensure that it is sustainable and responsible. This is where initiatives such as our GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course come in, by providing valuable training for anybody in the tourism industry; this training helps to raise awareness and understanding of sustainable tourism practices and equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement these practices in their own organizations and communities.
The sponsorship of Traveloka is also commendable, as it shows its commitment to promoting sustainable tourism practices and supporting initiatives that contribute to spreading important knowledge inside the tourism industry. This GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course would not have been possible without their support.
Congratulations to all the participants for their dedication and commitment to learning about sustainable tourism practices, and to the organizers and sponsor for making this training possible. Let’s continue to work towards a sustainable and responsible tourism industry for the benefit of all.
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