Three GSTC Sustainable Tourism Courses took place prior to the GSTC2022 conference in Seville, Spain, two in English and one in Spanish. Using the GSTC Industry Criteria and GSTC Destination Criteria as the foundation, the training class covered various topics relevant to our industry and the sustainability challenges and opportunities we are facing today.

84 industry professionals joined the training from across Europe and globally. The English courses were led by GSTC trainers Ayako Ezaki, CB Ramkumar, Nicola Koschel, and Ignacio de las Cuevas, while Jorge Moller led the Spanish course.


“Great 2 days program. Our trainers were very inspiring and knowledgeable about the GSTC Criteria and their applications. It was a good way to connect with like-minded professionals and learn about challenges and solutions from real business cases” – Francesco, Founder, TripGuru

“I greatly enjoyed the training led by Ignacio and Ramkumar. The 2 experts shared not only technical knowledge about GSTC-I and GSTC-D criteria but also filled the course with lots of best practices from worldwide destinations and the tourism industry. What I also liked about the course was the easy interaction between the members over the session. Asking questions and contemplating over answers is an important part of a learning journey. Definitely recommend the course to everyone who wants to learn more about GSTC criteria.” – Bella Shahsuvaryan, Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement)

“I really enjoyed the GSTC training course. it addresses sustainable tourism in a holistic way baring in mind that you don’t have a project to implement. You have a process! You need to engage your stakeholders by being curious about their own experience, challenges and solutions” – Marta Mendes Senior Sustainability Manager, Symington Family Estates Portugal

About the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Course

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program offers regular online and in-person courses covering the GSTC Criteria, with the aim of supporting industry professionals to:

✓ Gain in-depth knowledge of the GSTC Criteria, the global standard for sustainability in travel and tourism.
✓ Make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices for your company or destination.
✓ Get ready for developing viable and actionable sustainable tourism policies and practices for your organization.