The Austrian National Tourist Office, Österreich Werbung, sponsored the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for its staff in Linz. The two-day training in German was held from November 9 to November 10, 2023. The Austrian National Tourist Office joined the GSTC as a member in May, 2023.

The training was led by GSTC Trainers Dr. Michaela Hölz and Holger Sigmund, who shared their knowledge and expertise with practical examples and valuable insights.  

GSTC Training sponsored by The Austrian National Tourist Office

«Nurturing a passion for sustainable tourism, my role as a GSTC trainer allowed me to witness the genuine enthusiasm of participants. Together, we explored the fascinating landscape of sustainable practices in tourism. With the support of our valuable partner, the Austrian National Tourist Office (ÖW), it’s evident that Austria’s tourism is on an excellent trajectory — one that’s not only promising but already making commendable strides towards a more sustainable and responsible future.» Said Dr. Hölz.

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course provided participants with the essential knowledge and skills to champion sustainable tourism practices. It presented an excellent opportunity to delve into the GSTC Criteria the global standards for sustainability in tourism and travel. The inclusion of global and local case studies enhanced the value of the training.

Upon successful course completion, participants receive a certificate of completion and become eligible to take an optional official exam to obtain the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

If you are interested in contributing to the industry’s sustainable transformation, consider checking out GSTC’s upcoming courses here.