What: 4-week sustainable tourism online course by the GSTC
When: June 25 – July 24, 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:

  • Introduction: Thursday, June 25th
  • Week 1: Monday, June 29th and Thursday, July 2nd
  • Week 2: Monday, July 6th and Thursday, July 9th
  • Week 3: Monday, July 13th and Thursday, July 16th
  • Week 4: Monday, July 20th and Thursday, July 23rd

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.

Please see our next course, scheduled in October this year, which is open for registration (early-bird rate available through August 21st):


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 highly recommend the course to anyone interested to explore or deepen sustainability in tourism. It gives a great overview on all dimensions and how to tackle them hands-on. Course management and content are both at the highest level! Thanks!”

– Samuel Wille, Manager Strategic Partnership, Switzerland Tourism Organization

“The course was so informative and presented in an engaging & interesting way. The examples & speakers gave us a lot to think about and many tangible ways that we can make a difference in our travel business. Thank you!”

– Alex Musgrave, Owner, Impact Escapes

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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.

>> Learn more about GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism


GSTC Trainer: Antje Martins

Antje is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland. Prior to joining academia, Antje has worked in tourism and hospitality for more than 15 years across several countries such as Germany, France and Australia. With the aim of helping to minimize the impact of the tourism and hospitality industry on its social, cultural and ecological environment, she focuses on educating and mentoring future industry leaders. To help the industry improve further, Antje has also started her PhD on the topic of sustainable workforce. Previously she served as the Training and Corporate Project Manager at EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, as well as managing the EarthCheck Training Academy.

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Course Facilitator: Ayako Ezaki