Past Trainings

22 06, 2020

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation

2020-06-22T19:46:36+08:00June 22nd, 2020|

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for the Bahamas The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) delivered, in partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, a 2-week online course on the GSTC Criteria. The course was attended by tourism industry stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, representing destinations including: Nassau, [...]

15 06, 2020

Sustainable Tourism Training by GSTC and USAID SCHEP Jordan

2020-06-23T15:01:04+08:00June 15th, 2020|

First GSTC Training for Tourism Stakeholders in Jordan From June 1 - 12, 2020, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) delivered a 2-week online course on the GSTC Criteria, through a partnership with the USAID Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP). The course was joined by 25 [...]

5 06, 2020

GSTC Training for Destination and Industry Stakeholders in Norway

2020-06-22T19:43:15+08:00June 5th, 2020|

Promoting Sustainability Skills for More Sustainable Destinations In May - June 2020, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) hosted a custom 4-week course for destination and industry stakeholders from across Norway, in partnership with Innovation Norway. The course participants, from over 40 destinations across Norway, are part of Innovation Norway's Sustainable [...]

10 08, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Awards Hotels through the National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC)

2019-08-29T20:29:08+08:00August 10th, 2019|

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) initiated the National Sustainable Tourism Certification (NSTC) as the first step towards making Sri Lanka's tourism industry sustainable with the technical and financial assistance from UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN). As part of the process, hotels were awarded for their sustainable practices on 5th August 2019 at Ape Game, [...]

18 02, 2019

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Bergen, Norway, Feb 14-16, 2019

2019-02-18T22:39:52+08:00February 18th, 2019|

From Words to Actions From 14-15 February 2019, the GSTC, in partnership with NCE (Norwegian Centres of Expertise) Tourism Fjord Norway offered a training class for tourism industry stakeholders from the Fjord Norway region. The training class, led by Ayako Ezaki (GSTC Training Director) and Nicola Koschel (GSTC Trainer, Sustainable Tourism Consultant), covered sustainability [...]

22 01, 2019

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Offered in Sweden

2019-01-29T07:02:03+08:00January 22nd, 2019|

Sustainable Tourism Training, Stockholm, Sweden From January 18-20, 2019, a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) was offered in Stockholm, Sweden. The training was attended by 18 participants from the ecotourism program at Österlens Folkhögskola, an adult education institution in Tomelilla, Sweden. The training was led by GSTC Trainer [...]

4 11, 2018

GSTC Training in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia with MarkPlus Center for Tourism and Hospitality

2018-11-28T20:57:46+08:00November 4th, 2018|

The GSTC has partnered with the MarkPlus Center for Tourism & Hospitality to deliver a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), from 29-31 October 2018, in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia (co-hosted by Griya Santrian Hotel). Led by GSTC Trainer and Asia Pacific Program Director Dr. Mihee Kang, the training class [...]

30 10, 2018

GSTC Training in Vail, CO, USA with Walking Mountains Science Center

2018-11-28T20:58:48+08:00October 30th, 2018|

The GSTC Training Partner Walking Mountains Science Center delivered a 2-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) from October 25-26, 2018, led by Dr. Kim Langmaid, GSTC Trainer and the Founder of the Walking Mountains Science Center. The training class was attended by local and regional tourism industry stakeholders, representing [...]

20 12, 2017

GSTC Works with Vireo Srl on Sustainable Tourism Auditor Training

2018-01-15T21:24:23+08:00December 20th, 2017|

GSTC Technical Director Andrés Fellenberg (second from left) and Vireo Srl auditors GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for Auditors The GSTC has delivered a 2-part auditor training program for Vireo Srl, a certification body based in Italy specialized in environmental and sustainability certification schemes. The training consisted of (1) online interactive sessions covering key sustainable tourism [...]

20 11, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand, March 26-28, 2018

2018-04-17T17:00:11+08:00November 20th, 2017|

What: 3-Day Sustainable Tourism Training by the GSTC - Bangkok, Thailand When: March 26th - 28th, 2018 Training Venue: March 26-27: Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom (981 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand) March 28: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok (28 Charoenkrung Soi 70, Bangkholame, Bangkok 10120, Thailand) *The third day will be a hands-on onsite sustainability [...]

10 11, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Online Course – GSTC Training 2018 Q2

2018-04-17T17:03:18+08:00November 10th, 2017|

What: 4-week sustainable tourism online course by the GSTC When: April 2-27, 2018 Where: Online Language: English Partners: TrainingAid, EarthCheck Registration Rate: US$ 495 per person (Regular) / US$ 445 per person (GSTC and EarthCheck Members) *Exam fee is not included REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED Please see upcoming online courses   About [...]

7 11, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Training, Washington DC, June 13-14, 2018

2018-07-03T19:11:13+08:00November 7th, 2017|

What: 2-day sustainable tourism training by the GSTC When: June 13-14, 2018 Where: 1250 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA Language: English Fees: Regular- US$425, GSTC Member- US$385. Group discounts available for groups of 5 and more (learn more about registration rates) This 2-day training class is offered in partnership with the World Wildlife [...]

5 11, 2017

Sustainable Tourism Online Course – GSTC Training 2018 Q3

2018-10-15T15:58:11+08:00November 5th, 2017|

What: 4-week sustainable tourism online course by the GSTC When: July 2-27, 2018* Where: Online Language: English SOLD OUT This course is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact training@gstcouncil.org (Subject: "GSTC online course 2018Q3"). The next course (2018Q4) is scheduled for Oct 15 - Nov [...]

29 10, 2017

GSTC Training Partner ETTC Delivers Another STTP Class in Hong Kong

2018-01-09T04:49:05+08:00October 29th, 2017|

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Hong Kong, 25-27 October 2017 Through our training partner, Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre (香港生態旅遊專業培訓中心 ETTC), a 3-day training class (25-27 Oct 2017) of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) was delivered in Hong Kong, covering best practices in implementing the GSTC Criteria for businesses and [...]

28 06, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Taiwan

2019-03-24T15:37:03+08:00June 28th, 2017|

The GSTC Training Partner Globe Ecotourism Training Centre offered from 16-18 June 2017, a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Supported by GSTC members, Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration (Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications) and Sustainable Travel Taiwan, [...]

12 05, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Washington DC, USA

2017-07-02T09:42:12+08:00May 12th, 2017|

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered from 11-12 May 2017, a 2-day intensive and interactive training class for an international group of tourism industry professionals from the United States, Canada, Germany, the Philippines and Turkey. The training class was led by Kathleen Pessolano, GSTC Trainer and Destination Program Director, and was hosted in [...]

24 04, 2017

GSTC Training: Sustainable Tourism Training in Athens, Greece

2017-07-02T09:42:05+08:00April 24th, 2017|

Green Evolution SA, GSTC Member and Training Partner, organized from 21-23 April 2017 a training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Athens, Greece. Led by Dr. Ioannis Pappas (CEO and Co-Founder of Green Evolution, GSTC Board Member), the training class was attended by 14 tourism industry professionals from across Greece, as [...]

10 04, 2017

GSTC Training: Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation Develops Destination Action Plan

2017-07-02T11:12:18+08:00April 10th, 2017|

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) organized a half-day GSTC training (Cerf Island, Seychelles, April 1st, 2017) for its board members and partners to familiarize them with the criteria and discuss their implications for the Seychelles. One of the main aims of the SSTF is to work towards a GSTC destination certification of the Seychelles [...]

20 03, 2017

First GSTC Training in Hong Kong Concludes with a Great Success

2018-01-08T06:03:39+08:00March 20th, 2017|

GSTC Training Partner Infinity Group and the Hong Kong Ecotourism & Travels Professional Training Centre (香港生態旅遊專業培訓中心 ETTC) organized, from March 17-19, 2017, the first training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Hong Kong. GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Hong Kong The 3-day training class was hosted at Heritage Lodge (featuring a [...]

5 03, 2017

GSTC Training of Control Union Auditors

2017-07-02T09:15:43+08:00March 5th, 2017|

February-March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, and Dalfsen, The Netherlands - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) had conducted a training to Control Union (CU) auditors. This is to ensure CU's auditors obtain the required knowledge of the tourism sector in general and the GSTC Criteria and indicators in particular. The training sessions took place in Bangkok, [...]

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