Green Evolution SA, GSTC Member and Training Partner, organized from 21-23 April 2017 a training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Athens, Greece. Led by Dr. Ioannis Pappas (CEO and Co-Founder of Green Evolution, GSTC Board Member), the training class was attended by 14 tourism industry professionals from across Greece, as well as other parts of Europe.

The training class featured guest presentations by industry experts representing Local Food Experts, We Do Local Greece, Slovenia Green Destination, Creta Maris Beach Resort, and SIS Woosong University – International Hotel Management Department.

About the STTP

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices. 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.

Designed as a intensive and interactive training experience led by expert GSTC Trainers, STTP training classes offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, and the roles of accreditation and certification in advancing the sustainability agenda in the tourism industry.

About Green Evolutions

Training Partner Green EvolutionGreen Evolution, based in Athens, Greece, was created in 2009 by a group of environmental, engineering, financial and legal experts who are specialists in ecology, energy and carbon finance. Green Evolution’s vision is to help create a sustainable and secure future based on integrated environmental services in tourism, assisting public and private sector organizations in their efforts to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change impact. Green Evolution offers consulting services in Southeast Europe working with several sustainable tourism certification standards and Awards, in Tour Operators, Hotels and Destinations. Green Evolution designs and implements strategies on greenhouse gas management and delivers training for the tourism sector.


The GSTC works with Training Partners in various regions and destinations that support the GSTC’s mission to increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practice and offer the official GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training classes on behalf of the GSTC. Destination organizations, governments, industry associations and other institutions interested in partnering with the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program are encouraged to contact: