The Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), a GSTC Training Partner, in collaboration with Ecotourism Japan, hosted a GSTC training class from February 4-5, 2017, in conjunction with the 3rd Sustainable Tourism Forum in Senboku City, Akita, Japan (February 6-7, 2017).
Following the Forum, GSTC training participants participated in a local excursion, which highlighted culture and winter ecotours. The training was offered in both Japanese and English, with group of 20 participants.
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] japan-ecolodge.org
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.