GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course (English) Sentosa, Singapore
12th and 13th November, 2024

Pre-Conference Training: GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course

Dates: November 12th and 13th, 2024
Location: Equarius Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore
Language: English

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course provides the knowledge and tools needed to help improve sustainability practices in travel and tourism. The training covers the GSTC Criteria, the global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, and provides best practices for businesses and destinations.

With an in-depth understanding of the GSTC Criteria, you will be able to make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices for your company or destination, and be ready for developing actionable sustainable tourism policies and practices for your organization.

Course Schedule

The two-day in-person training class combines trainer presentations, group discussions and exercises with hands-on learning opportunities, focused on practical insights into the GSTC Industry Criteria and the GSTC Destination Criteria, and tangible action steps to applying the Criteria.

The course agenda will be shared soon.

Exam and Certificate

Sustainable Tourism CourseBy completing this 2-day training class, you will meet the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

Once you complete the course, you will have the option to take the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Exam. The exam takes place online, and you will have 4 weeks after the course to submit it. If you pass the exam (80% and above passing mark is required), you will receive a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC. The certificate demonstrates your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

>> Learn more about GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

GSTC Trainer

Kingston Khoo

Kingston Khoo, the founder, and president of Eco-STEPS (Sustainable Tourism & Environmental Protection Society) Malaysia has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in technology management from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and is a licensed tourist guide in Malaysia. His passion for sustainable tourism has driven him to become a strong advocate for promoting the preservation and conservation of Malaysia’s rich natural and cultural heritage. He is currently the Group Head of Marketing at one of Malaysia’s largest hotels groups, which he has been a part of since 2017. Prior to joining the hotel industry, Kingston served as a product manager for one of Malaysia’s leading inbound tour operators, where he developed a deep understanding of the significance and advantages of sustainable and responsible practices in enriching a traveler’s experience. His expertise lies in his ability to recognize the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving Malaysia’s environment and its communities. Kingston’s active involvement with nature and community-based NGOs since 1999 reflects his passion for exploring new landscapes and connecting with people.

Registration Details

Training + Conference

This training fee is 395USD and it is offered only in conjunction to the GSTC2024 Singapore conference. To register to the course, please select the ‘2-day pre-conference training’ as an add-on when registering to the conference here.

What’s Included

  • As part of your course registration, you will receive training materials to be provided before the course; lunch and coffee breaks during the training days; and a Certificate of Attendance confirming your attendance in the class.
  • Travel and associated costs are NOT included in the course registration fee. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the venue, and accommodation during the training days. To book a room with a discounted fare at one of the official hotels, please see here.
  • Please note: the exam registration fee (US$ 75 per person) is NOT included in the above course registration fee. If you would like to take the exam after the course, please select the add-on option “Exam & Certificate” when you register. You will also have the option to sign up for the exam and after the course.

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