What: 4-week sustainable tourism online course by the GSTC
When: April 20 – May 15, 2020*
Where: Online
Language: English

*Weekly live webinars scheduled for 13:00-14:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time, UTC +2) (show on your time zone) on the following days:

  • Week 1: Monday, April 20th and Thursday, April 23rd
  • Week 2: Monday, April 27th and Thursday, April 30th
  • Week 3: Monday, May 4th and Thursday, May 7th
  • Week 4: Monday, May 11th and Thursday, May 14th

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.

For more information on course topics and schedule, see the course syllabus here.


This course is full and we are no longer accepting registration.

We will have two additional online courses scheduled this year, and registration is available for both. Please see:


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?

“I recommend the GSTC training to anyone working in any area of the tourism and travel industry. This training is useful and urgent, because we must all change practice and behaviors in this sector and the training gives us the tools, resources, and examples that inspire and help us to “walk the talk” and spread the message to professionals, communities and visitors.”

Ana Palma, Freelancer

“The GSTC training was a great first touch point for me into the world of sustainable tourism and destination management. I loved hearing case studies from around the world and real life examples on how the GSTC criteria can make a difference. The course has enabled me to start building on these criteria within my job.”

Pia Ametsbichler, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

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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