Building on these intended project outcomes and priority areas, the short course provided insights into sustainable tourism best practices by destinations and businesses, and discussed ideas for applying the sustainable tourism principles in practice, within the specific contexts of the Swisscontact Indonesia projects.
GSTC Trainer: Dr. David Ermen
This training course for Swisscontact Indonesia was led by GSTC Trainer Dr. David Ermen.
David is a consultant and speaker, with a focus on destination management, service quality improvement, and sustainability in tourism. During his career he has managed large scale consulting and development projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia & Oceania. The projects included developing national tourism strategies, establishing tourism training colleges, and creating quality management systems for hospitality operators.
In addition, David researches, teaches and guest lectures on both service management and destination management related topics at international tourism schools. In 2017, David was involved in UNWTO’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as a speaker and research contributor. Recent speaking roles include moderating the Destination Day at the ITB in Berlin and presentations on the management of destinations to avoid overtourism and millennials as sustainable travellers.
About the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP)
The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) training opportunities around the world throughout the year for tourism professionals interested and engaged in sustainability. With the aim of strengthening awareness of sustainable tourism in destinations around the world, the training program covers global trends in sustainable tourism and sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations.