What: 4-week sustainable tourism online course by the GSTC
When: July 08, 2021 – August 06, 2021*
Where: Online
Language: English

*Weekly live webinars scheduled for the following days:

  • Introduction: Thursday, July 8th
  • Week 1: Monday, July 12th, and Thursday, July 15th
  • Week 2: Monday, July 19th, and Thursday, July 22nd
  • Week 3: Monday, July 26th, and Thursday, July 29th
  • Week 4: Monday, August 2nd, and August 5th

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.

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Sustainable Tourism Online Course for Industry Professionals

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

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.

The course will help you achieve tangible actions that fulfill the globally recognized standard of sustainability best practices.

What Other Tourism Professionals Say About This Course

This course has given me an approach to the GSTC Criteria, where the basic and complete structure to move forward on sustainable paths is visualized. The reflections generated through real examples, discussions and available material are key to better internalize what sustainability means. I will recommend this course, for [an] objective, honest and constructive understanding of what sustainability is.

– Agustin Landeta, Owner, Zenit Travel

“Thank you GSTC for such a great course. The content was relevant, the case studies were inspiring and the course structure was spot on! I can’t wait to take my learnings and inspiration and activate it across regional destinations in Australia.”

– Linda Tillman, Managing Director, Tilma Group

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EXAM & CERTIFICATE

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

Once you complete the course, you will have have the option to take the GSTC STTP Exam. The exam takes place online, and you will have 4 weeks after the course to submit it. If you pass the exam (75% and above passing mark is required), you will receive a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC.

The certificate demonstrates your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

>> Learn more about GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

TRAINERS & PRESENTERS

Ayako Ezaki, GSTC Training Director

Ayako Ezaki is Co-Founder and Head of Knowledge Management & Communications at TrainingAid, an international tourism and training company offering online training courses and skills development opportunities for tourism industry professionals.

Having worked for over ten years in tourism professional training and education in the non-profit sector, Ayako specializes in content building, educational program design, and project planning. She also brings many years of experience in online communications, social media marketing, and web publishing. Through TrainingAid’s partnership with the GSTC, Ayako serves as Training Director to develop, manage and market the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP).

Randy Durband, GSTC CEO