Upcoming Training Classes

Upcoming Training Classes 2017-09-21T02:24:36+00:00

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) works with expert trainers from around the world to offer face-to-face and online training classes throughout the year.

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Schedule

Dates Location Trainer(s) Partner Duration Language Price Register
Oct 25-27
Hong Kong L. Cheung,
A. Wong,
S. Cheung,
D. Tse
香港生態旅遊專業培訓中心 ETTC 3 Days Chinese HKD 3,900 sign up button
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Oct 30
– Nov 24
Online D’Arcy
TrainingAid 4 Weeks English Starting at USD 395 sign up button
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Nov 1-2, 2017 Nagasaki, Japan Masaru Takayama Asian Ecotourism Network,
Ecotourism Japan
2 Days Japanese JPY 22,000 sign up button
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Nov 8-9, 2017 Washington DC, USA Kathleen Pessolano WWF 2 Days English Starting at USD 335 sign up button
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March 26-28, 2018 Bangkok, Thailand Dr. Mihee Kang,
Randy Durband
3 Days English TO BE ANNOUNCED sign up button
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April 2-27, 2018 Online Antje Martins TrainingAid 4 Weeks English Starting at USD 395 sign up button
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Spring 2018 Tel Aviv, Israel Dr. Ioannis
Green Evolution SA 3 Days English To Be Announced Email i.pappas [at] green-evolution.eu

*By completing these classes, training participants will be able to complete the training requirements towards the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism, and will have access to the STTP Exam (English / Chinese) following the training class.

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Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

All training participants who complete a 3-day onsite STTP training class or a 4-week online STTP training class by the GSTC will have the opportunity to take the official STTP Exam, which is offered in an online and open-book format. Upon successful completion, you are awarded with the Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC to demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

Learn more about the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

Interested in custom GSTC Sustainable Tourism Trainings
for your organization or destination?

If you would like to partner with the GSTC to organize a custom training for your organization or destination, please contact
GSTC Training Director, Ayako Ezaki, at training@gstcouncil.org to discuss further details.
You can also download the Tailored Training Options for Destinations or Businesses from here.

What Other Tourism Professionals Say About the GSTC Training

Jeniffer Jeffrey Peron“Through the GSTC training, I gained so much knowledge in developing sustainability initiatives in any business or tourism and travel sectors and the engagement with the local communities to boost economic development while maintaining essential environmental assets”.

Jeniffer Jeffrey Peron, Associate – Sustainability and Social Responsibility, PATA

Snjezana Derviskadic“I recommend this training to others in the industry because making sure our actions have strong sustainability factors is critical to contributing to the social and economic well-being of communities through tourism.”

– Snjezana Derviskadic, SEGURA Consulting LLC / Tourism Team Leader, USAID Regional Economic Growth (REG) Project

Mami Futagami“It was very stimulating for me to attend your training course and to learn how the GSTC Criteria could be applied to various types of destinations.”

– Mami Futagami, Ph.D., Professor, Meijo University

Jo Williams

“The overview of standards, coupled with best practice and real world examples has been very beneficial for my work in destination management and responsible tourism development. The ability to meet likeminded industry colleagues, who are working in this arena was also highly valuable.”

– Jo Williams, Consultant, World Bank Group

Cheung Fui

“GSTC training has helped me transfer my knowledge to the management staff in our organization as we have adopted GSTC guidelines in our overall operations. It enhances our team to have a comprehensive guidelines and universal sustainable tourism standard to work toward.”

Fui Cheung, CEO & President, Infinity (Int’l) Travel Holdings Ltd.

Michele Maccari

“It was my first experience in attending an on-line training and I can confirm that it has been a very positive and formative experience.
The content, the organization of the materials, the guest speakers: everything was very well structured and presented.”

Michele Maccari, Sustainable Value Chains expert