GSTC Sustainable Tourism Course
✓ Gain in-depth knowledge of the GSTC Criteria, the baseline standard for sustainability in travel and tourism.
✓ Make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices for your company or destination.
✓ Get ready for developing viable and actionable sustainable tourism policies and practices for your organization.
The GSTC STTP offers two options for you to complete the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism: 3-day in-person training classes and facilitated online courses.
In-person training classes combine trainer presentations, group discussions and exercises with hands-on learning opportunities (guest presentations, live Q&A, field session), focused on practical insights into the GSTC Criteria, and tangible action steps to applying the Criteria. With our partners and trainers, we offer these training classes in various locations around the world. See a sample (3-day) training agenda.
Our online courses offer a convenient and cost-effective way to follow the official GSTC Sustainable Tourism course curriculum from anywhere in the world. Delivered as facilitated 4-week courses, they combine self-paced learning, hands-on activities, and interactive components to enhance learning results. The GSTC online courses are co-developed and hosted by TrainingAid, the STTP Program Partner. Learn more about the 4-week course format (page by TrainingAid).
Training participants who complete either of the above options can take the official GSTC STTP Exam, which is offered in an online and open-book format. Those who pass the exam are awarded with the Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC to demonstrate their knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices. Learn more about the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism
*These courses cover the GSTC-Industry Criteria only, and are intended for tourism businesses.