GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP)Randy Durband2021-11-24T18:30:29+08:00
Sustainable Tourism Training Program
Sustainable Tourism Course
Sustainable Business Travel Course
Sustainable Hotel Course
Private or Custom Training
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) Experience
Get an insider look at what it’s like to be part of our Sustainable Tourism training class.
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.
There are two options to complete the training requirement towards 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, focused on practical insights into the GSTC Industry Criteria and the GSTC Destination 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 training agenda.
Our online courses, delivered as facilitated and interactive 4-week training, offer a convenient and cost-effective way to follow the official GSTC Sustainable Tourism course curriculum from anywhere in the world. 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).
Get to know our training team, sustainable tourism experts and practitioners from around the world who are part of the STTP.
GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course
✓ Take a new look at sustainability best practices in Business Travel – post-pandemic ✓ Focus on corporate and business travel management and helping companies recover successfully and in a balanced way. ✓ Make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices in business travel
The GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course is conducted online, delivered as a facilitated 4-week course, it combines self-paced learning, hands-on activities, and interactive components to enhance learning results. It focuses on corporate and business travel, providing the knowledge and tools needed to help improve sustainability practices.
The course uses the four pillars of GSTC Industry Criteria to look at how to create a new model for of business travel that harnesses the real value of a sustainable business travel program that respects the new needs of travel.
Training participants who the 4-week online GSTC Sustainable Business Travel training class have the opportunity to take the official GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Course Exam, which is offered in an online and open-book format. Upon successful completion, you (as an individual) are awarded with the Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Travel by the GSTC to demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable business travel knowledge and practices. Learn more about the GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Travel.
GSTC Sustainable Business Travel Training Schedule
✓ Designed for hospitality and accommodation professionals, and provides practical insights into sustainability practices for hotels ✓ Focus on the GSTC Criteria with performance indicators for hotels and accommodations ✓ Features expert presentations, useful resources, and real-life industry examples and lessons
The GSTC Sustainable Hotel course is designed for hospitality and accommodation professionals, and provides practical insights into sustainability practices for hotels.
Delivered as a 2-week-long facilitated and interactive online course, the GSTC Sustainable Hotel course reviews the GSTC Industry Criteria with Performance Indicators for Hotels. It features expert presentations, useful resources, and real-life industry examples and lessons on applying sustainability best practices.
This course does not offer a Professional Certificate as the other courses.
What do other tourism industry professionals say about our training program?
I’ve participated in the course to get a comprehensive overview of destination sustainability criteria. Much more than this, the course gave me the up-to-date analysis of current trends, and a huge number of relevant cases from the destinations, the industry networks and the service providers. I strongly recommend to attend the course.
Urska Dolinar, Manager Amazon of Europe Bike Trail; Director, Iskriva, Institute for Development of Local Potentials, Slovenia
The topics covered were relevant and up-to-date. Sustainable tourism was not new to me, but I learned so much. I really loved how you managed to build and maintain a community, especially in the breakout sessions.
Håvard Utheim, Travelopment
My course facilitator and teacher (Ayako and Antje) went above and beyond to answer our questions and provide us with additional resources. The course content (the GSTC Criteria) was delivered in an understandable and organized way. Learning the GSTC Criteria and how it applies to our own projects, businesses, and destinations is integral to anyone wanting to do any kind of work in the future centered around travel. I appreciated that the course was delivered in an interactive way over Zoom, and not just something we watched on YouTube. For me, being able to interact with fellow students from around the world, was a big plus. Was well worth it, and I highly recommend the course!