Global Sustainable Tourism Council - GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP)

Events

Summer & Winter Schools Trainings & Fellowships

Location (s):

  • Denmark
  • Hong Kong
  • Korea, South
  • Online
  • Slovenia
  • United States of America
  • Worldwide

Overview

The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices.

Details

With the aim of strengthening awareness of sustainable tourism in destinations around the world, the training program covers global trends in sustainable tourism and sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations.

Designed as a intensive and interactive training experience led by expert GSTC Trainer(s), STTP training classes offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, and the roles of accreditation and certification in advancing the sustainability agenda in the tourism industry.

Your Training Roadmap

The GSTC STTP offers two options for you to complete the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism: onsite 3-day training classes and online 4-week training classes:

  • ONSITE - 3-Day Intensive Training Class - Face-to-face training classes offered throughout the year in various locations around the world.
  • ONLINE - 4-Week Facilitated Course - Online scheduled training classes led by GSTC trainers, available at least 4 times a year.

About the STTP: Sustainable Tourism Training Program

Sustainability is imperative for all tourism stakeholders and must translate from words to actions. The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and expert guidance to assist tourism destinations and businesses implement effective steps and achieve tangible performance goals.

The STTP uses the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism, as the training curriculum framework, and incorporates best practice presentations, business and destination case studies, and in-depth advice and consultation on how to implement sustainability practices for businesses and destinations.

Global Authority on Sustainable Tourism

The GSTC is a UN-endorsed independent organization playing a critical role as the leading global authority in providing guidance for the development and management of sustainability practices in travel and tourism. Based on the GSTC’s extensive knowledge base, the STTP offers both global and regional perspectives relevant to tourism industry stakeholders at various stages of sustainability adoption and development.

STTP Exam: Demonstrate Your Sustainable Tourism Knowledge

All training participants who complete a 3-day onsite STTP training class or a 4-week online STTP training class will have the opportunity to take the official STTP Exam, which is offered in an online and open-book format and available for one month following the date of training class completion.

The exam is designed to evaluate the training participant’s awareness and knowledge of the content covered by the STTP, and relevant examples and approaches to implementing sustainable tourism policies and practices within tourism industry businesses and destinations.

GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

Those who achieve a 75% pass mark on the STTP Exam will receive a GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program
  • Upcoming Training Classes
  • GSTC Trainers
  • GSTC Training Partners
  • Certificate in Sustainable Tourism

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

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Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


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What’s included in the registration fee?

As part of your registration for an onsite class, you will receive:

  • Training materials to be provided prior to the class;
  • Lunch breaks and coffee breaks during the class;
  • A Certificate of Completion confirming your attendance in the class; and
  • The opportunity to take the official STTP Exam. The Exam fee is included in the training class registration fee.

As part of your registration for an online class, you will receive:

  • Training materials to be provided prior to the class;
  • Access to the online training platform;
  • A Certificate of Completion confirming your attendance in the class; and
  • The opportunity to take the official STTP Exam. You can take the exam by selecting the add-on option “Exam & Certificate” at the time of registration, or pay the Exam fee separately after the class

Need-Based Discounts

We offer a limited number of need-based discounts to current students and professionals who demonstrate genuine needs.

The discount value is 40% off the regular registration rate as published on each training class registration form. The discount cannot be combined with other offers. Each STTP training class has a limited number of seats reserved for participants with need-based discount, and discount offers are granted to accepted recipients within two weeks of the application deadline.

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