What: 4-week sustainable tourism online course by the GSTC
When: January 27 – February 21, 2020*
Where: Online
Language: English


Registration for this course is now closed. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please send an email to training@gstcouncil.org (Subject: “STTP 0120 Wait List”) with your contact details. If any space becomes available we will inform you.

Alternatively, please see these upcoming online course options this year: 2020Q2 (Apr 20 – May 15, 2020), 2020Q3 (June 29 – July 24, 2020), 2020Q4 (October 5 – 30, 2020).

*Weekly live webinars scheduled for 12:00-13:00 CET (Central European Time, UTC +1) (show on your time zone) on the following days:

  • Week 1: Monday, January 27th and Thursday, January 30th
  • Week 2: Monday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 6th
  • Week 3: Monday, February 10th and Thursday, February 13th
  • Week 4: Monday, February 17th and Thursday, February 20th

These live webinars will be recorded and participants will be able to watch the recordings any time during the course period. Although strongly encouraged, attending these sessions live is not mandatory.


Sustainable Tourism Online Course for Industry Professionals

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) provides the knowledge and resources needed to help improve sustainability practices by tourism industry businesses and destinations. Built on the framework of the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, the STTP training class will help you achieve tangible actions that fulfill the globally recognized standard of sustainability best practices.

Delivered as a 4-week-long facilitated and interactive training class, the sustainable tourism online course offers a convenient way to improve your sustainability skills in a flexible online learning environment, while at the same time learning alongside GSTC experts and fellow sustainable tourism practitioners.

What Do Other Industry Professionals Say about This Course?

“An excellent programme run by well qualified professional staff and trainers. The guest speakers were world class and materials industry leading. A definite must for any tourism professional who is serious about making sustainable impacts for the betterment of our industry.”

Graham Harper, Director of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

“Amazing learning experience. Exceeded my expectations by far. Excellently organized and facilitated. Great dynamics in discussions with course participants – so much to learn from. Highly valuable best practices and interactive modules really made the best learning experience I had until now! It really motivated and inspired me to continue on the road of global sustainable tourism.”

Michelle Schönberger, Deutsche Bahn

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Certificate in Sustainable Tourism 2017 SAMPLE 300pxGSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

By completing this 4-week online training class of the STTP, you will meet the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

Once you complete the class, you will have have access to the official STTP Exam, and upon successful completion (75% and above passing mark is required), receive a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC to demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

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