TrainingAid

Expert Team
Hamburg, Germany

TrainingAid is an international tourism e-learning company offering online training courses and skills development opportunities for tourism professionals. With the mission of investing in people’s potential to help build sustainable solutions for the travel and tourism industry, TrainingAid provides practical, flexible and accessible learning opportunities for professionals around the world - from entrepreneurs, business owners, community leaders, to students and career seekers.

TrainingAid collaborates with tourism industry leaders and experts to develop and deliver online, on-demand and live training courses on key topic areas including business growth and development, marketing strategy, effective communications and storytelling, sustainability practices and supply chain management.

Translating knowledge, data, and resources into practical tools, online training tools offer exciting opportunities to maximize the benefits of professional training. Online training is also a convenient and cost-effective way to enhance existing training efforts by diversifying training approaches, adding value to existing training programs, and offering easier access to flexible learning opportunities to participants from different parts of the world.

We are a company built on and driven by our core values, which support sustainable development, ethical and responsible business practices, and sound management based on long-term visions.

Articles by TrainingAid:

Training in Sustainable Tourism: Capacity Building and Business Opportunities

Training in Sustainable Tourism: Capacity Building and Business Opportunities

“The skills and talents of tourism professionals are a critical part of ensuring a sustainable future for the travel and tourism industry and its role in supporting the global sustainable development goals.”
New Online Course Announced: Training for Certified Project Managers in Sustainable Tourism

New Online Course Announced: Training for Certified Project Managers in Sustainable Tourism

"Sustainable tourism projects must deliver benefits for all stakeholders and achieve lasting impacts. PM4SD offers a proven approach to effective project management, tailored specifically to the tourism sector." - Silvia Barbone, Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable Tourism Project Management: New Partnership for PM4SD

Sustainable Tourism Project Management: New Partnership for PM4SD

Effective project management is a critical part of implementing sustainability efforts both at the organization and destination levels. Tourism industry practitioners therefore benefit greatly from practical project management tools that support long-term project success.
PM4SD Summer School: Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism, 4-8 Oct 2017

PM4SD Summer School: Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism, 4-8 Oct 2017

The Summer School will bring together key representatives of the tourism sector: donors, policy makers, industry representatives, project management practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs to share practices on how to plan and manage sustainable tourism projects and how effectively monitor sustainable project management benefits within the tourism sector.
International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, 17-18 May 2018

International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, 17-18 May 2018

The International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. The 2018 special focus on: Building Bridges to Sustainability—Tourism, Culture, Gastronomy and Sport.
ITB Asia Responsible Tourism Hub, Singapore, 26 October 2017

ITB Asia Responsible Tourism Hub, Singapore, 26 October 2017

At ITB Asia, the leading B2B trade show for the Asia Pacific region and beyond, sustainable tourism practitioners will share knowledge and experience inspiring others in making tourism a driver for change socially, environmentally and economically for Asian destinations.
Greenfest: Global Green Destinations Event, 28-30 September 2017

Greenfest: Global Green Destinations Event, 28-30 September 2017

GREENFEST is a large public event on sustainability, attracting 4000-6000 visitors daily. One of the topics of the 2017 edition is "Green Travel". Global Green Destinations Conference (Sept 29) features success stories presented by global destination leaders, and success stories and good practices presented by award-winning Top 100 Sustainable Destinations, in three parallel sessions.
Hotel Revenue Management Workshop, 19-20 September 2017

Hotel Revenue Management Workshop, 19-20 September 2017

The course aims to broaden an understanding of Revenue Management, promising some hard work, fun interactive exercises, along with opportunities to network. Attendees will apply their learning by taking part in a competitive web based simulation, responding to business situations, and using market intelligence to make decisions throughout a year of trading.
Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States, 22-26 November 2017

Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States, 22-26 November 2017

In the framework of the 2017 UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, this conference provides a platform for tourism professionals from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to discuss an integrated practical approach to sustainable tourism in SIDS.
Free Webinar: Leading Sustainable Tourism Destinations, 12 June 2017

Free Webinar: Leading Sustainable Tourism Destinations, 12 June 2017

Leading Sustainable Tourism Destinations: STTP Case Studies - With several case studies from the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), this webinar showcases best practices and lessons learned on sustainable tourism destination development, management and marketing.
GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, 6-9 September 2017, Coyhaique, Chile

GSTC Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, 6-9 September 2017, Coyhaique, Chile

"Towards more Sustainable Destinations" - Following the GSTC Criteria, management, marketing and awareness of sustainable destinations will be the key themes at the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, GSTC2017.
SDG Academy Sustainable Cities MOOC, 31 May - 6 Sept 2017

SDG Academy Sustainable Cities MOOC, 31 May - 6 Sept 2017

This course examines how urban sustainability can be delivered: how cities function as systems of systems; how we can increase urban productivity and reduce urban poverty and inequality, enable urban inclusion and safety; provide universal basic services, housing and infrastructure; protect the urban environment, reduce risk and vulnerability.
Free Talk: Restoring Pride, Renewing Communities, 25 May 2017

Free Talk: Restoring Pride, Renewing Communities, 25 May 2017

No matter where you live, there is something to love about the place you call home. Yet, the common narrative about small towns focuses on what is wrong or what needs to be fixed—vacant storefronts, political differences, young people moving away.
The Ocean Conference Side Event: EU Blue Growth Strategy, 8 June 2017

The Ocean Conference Side Event: EU Blue Growth Strategy, 8 June 2017

The Ocean Conference is the high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development).
Free Webinar: Sustainable Tourism Best Practices in Asia Pacific, 8 May 2017

Free Webinar: Sustainable Tourism Best Practices in Asia Pacific, 8 May 2017

Highlighting examples of EarthCheck certified businesses and destinations, this webinar offers insights into sustainable tourism management best practices and lessons learnt from the Asia Pacific Region. EarthCheck is a GSTC-Approved certification program offering benchmarking, certification and advisory services to travel and tourism organizations around the world.
Virtual Summer School: ICTs for Sustainable Tourism, 14-25 August 2017, Hangzhou City, China

Virtual Summer School: ICTs for Sustainable Tourism, 14-25 August 2017, Hangzhou City, China

The 2017 Summer School of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, established at USI (Università della Svizzera italiana) is offered in collaboration with Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
Mekong Tourism Forum, Luang Prabang, Laos, 6-9 June 2017

Mekong Tourism Forum, Luang Prabang, Laos, 6-9 June 2017

The Mekong Tourism Forum provides a cooperative platform for public and private sector stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss the development, marketing and promotion of travel to, from and within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), and monitor sustainable and responsible tourism growth.
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Washington DC, USA, 11-12 May 2017

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Washington DC, USA, 11-12 May 2017

The two-day intensive training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) is designed for tourism industry professionals interested in improving their sustainability skills and learning from best practices in sustainable tourism businesses and destinations.
Executive Development Institute for Tourism, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 1-12 May 2017

Executive Development Institute for Tourism, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 1-12 May 2017

The Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa provides professionals from the travel and tourism industry the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in an environment of change and innovation.
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 February 2017

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 February 2017

The three-day intensive and interactive training program (13-15 Feb 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) is designed for travel and tourism industry professionals interested in learning about sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations.
Free Webinar: Sustainable Destination Management, 24 January 2017

Free Webinar: Sustainable Destination Management, 24 January 2017

Focused on practical steps to applying the GSTC Criteria for Destinations, this webinar, presented by the GSTC Brazil Country Representative Dr. D'Arcy Dornan, will share lessons from successful sustainable destination management examples in Brazil.
New Online Training Classes in Sustainable Tourism Announced

New Online Training Classes in Sustainable Tourism Announced

TrainingAid, through its partnership with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), is offering new 4-Week Courses of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), starting in 2017.
PATA Seminar on Youth and Entrepreneurship at WTM London, 8 November 2016

PATA Seminar on Youth and Entrepreneurship at WTM London, 8 November 2016

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) invites all PATA members and industry colleagues attending World Travel Market next month in London to join a special workshop that will examine the important role of youth in transforming travel and tourism.
PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum, 23-25 November 2016

PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum, 23-25 November 2016

Under the theme of "Designing a sustainable tourism brand – an integrative approach to building a responsible coastal destination," the New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 will tackle the topics of fair trade, living heritage communities, coastal and marine tourism, heritage trails and domestic/regional tourism markets.
GSTC Europe Regional Meeting, 23-24 November 2016

GSTC Europe Regional Meeting, 23-24 November 2016

GSTC Europe Regional Meeting: Building Sustainability in European Tourism, Athens, Greece, 23-24 November 2016. Sustainability experts and tourism practitioners from across Europe will join in Athens to discuss best strategies to utilize sustainable tourism management mechanisms for destinations and businesses.
Responsible Tourism Events at ITB Asia, 19-21 October 2016

Responsible Tourism Events at ITB Asia, 19-21 October 2016

ITB Asia offers experts, practitioners and pioneers a great stage for responsible tourism topics to be discussed. Wild Asia is ITB Asia’s official CSR partner, and has put together the Responsible Tourism events covering the latest trends, lessons from successful case studies and inspiring stories of sustainable businesses.
Sustainable and Smart Tourism Forum, Seoul, South Korea, 10-11 October 2016

Sustainable and Smart Tourism Forum, Seoul, South Korea, 10-11 October 2016

The 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum (SSTF) has been designed to offer a platform and a playground for gaining and sharing knowledge, skills and good practices around the world, in the fields of sustainable and smart tourism as well as smart cities.
Wildlife Tourism Conference, South Australia, 6-9 November 2016

Wildlife Tourism Conference, South Australia, 6-9 November 2016

The Wildlife Tourism Conference, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 6-9 November 2016, presents the theme, "Where the Wild Things Grow: leadership, partnerships and ethics in wildlife tourism".
Ecolodge Workshop, Zambales, Philippines, 19-23 September 2016

Ecolodge Workshop, Zambales, Philippines, 19-23 September 2016

The International School of Sustainable Tourism's 2016 Ecolodge Design and Planning Workshop with Hitesh Mehta, FASLA FAAK RIBA, to be held in Zambales, Philippines, from 19-23 September 2016.
EUROPARC Conference 2016, Jura Vaudois Regional Park, Switerzland, 18-22 October 2016

EUROPARC Conference 2016, Jura Vaudois Regional Park, Switerzland, 18-22 October 2016

EUROPARC Conference is the largest gathering of parks professionals in Europe. Each year, the EUROPARC Federation members, partners and friends gather to discuss the importance of Protected Areas and to share news, experiences and ideas.
GSTC Conference, Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October 2016

GSTC Conference, Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October 2016

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October, 2016, featuring prominent speakers, updates on GSTC's activities, themed sessions and panels. Conference themes are: marketing sustainable tourism, urban tourism, cultural heritage destinations, and sustainable MICE.
MEET National Conference, Washington DC, USA, 7-8 September, 2016

MEET National Conference, Washington DC, USA, 7-8 September, 2016

MEET National is the preeminent event for government, association, corporate and independent planners, and offers two days of education, networking and opportunity, including one-to-one appointments with suppliers and educational sessions created by industry leaders.
U.S. Travel Association Educational Seminar, Florida, 27-30 August 2016

U.S. Travel Association Educational Seminar, Florida, 27-30 August 2016

The U.S. Travel Association's Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) is the only national forum where destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local level get critical tools, tips and information to help them better market and grow their destinations.
Sustainable Summits Conference, New Zealand, 7-11 August 2016

Sustainable Summits Conference, New Zealand, 7-11 August 2016

The Sustainable Summits Conference (Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand, 7-11 August 2016) will focus on practical solutions to issues in mountain environments with themes on natural hazards, environmental impacts and social and cultural adaptations.
Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference, Yangon, 2-3 August 2016

Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference, Yangon, 2-3 August 2016

Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference provides an investment and discussion platform focusing on the hospitality and tourism sector in Myanmar, with over 200 decision makers from 15 countries with the goal of understanding what the hospitality sector Myanmar has to offer.
Facebook Community for Tour and Activity Operators

Facebook Community for Tour and Activity Operators

"Tour Operators United" is an exclusive Facebook community for tour and activity operators who are dedicated to learning the skills that will help them transform their business and sell more tours.
UNEP 10YFP STP Monthly Webinar Series, May-November 2016

UNEP 10YFP STP Monthly Webinar Series, May-November 2016

The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the UNEP 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP STP) is hosting a series of webinars focused on climate change and sustainable tourism.
CETT-UB Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona, November 9-11, 2016

CETT-UB Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona, November 9-11, 2016

Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona (STCB) by CETT-UB Chair of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, November 9-11, 2016. Smart tourism aims to improve the tourist's experience by making companies and destinations more competitive.
 6th ITSA Biennial Conference, London-Greenwich, UK, August 17-19, 2016

6th ITSA Biennial Conference, London-Greenwich, UK, August 17-19, 2016

The 6th International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference is held at the University of Greenwich, London, UK, from August 17-19, 2016. The main theme of the conference is 'Tourism in Contemporary Cities'.
University Course by UNWTO.Themis Foundation and The George Washington University

University Course by UNWTO.Themis Foundation and The George Washington University

The UNWTO.Themis Foundation, in collaboration with The George Washington University, is launching the 2016 University Course on "Tourism and International Cooperation for Development".
Tourism Skills and Jobs: Research on Skills Training for Industry Professionals

Tourism Skills and Jobs: Research on Skills Training for Industry Professionals

TrainingAid is conducting research on training opportunities for tourism professionals, and seeking input from industry stakeholders. Our research focuses on skills building opportunities, because skills matter for business success and for the sustainable development of our industry.
International Workshop on Enhancing Sustainable Tourism in Adriatic-Ionian Region, Macerata, Italy

International Workshop on Enhancing Sustainable Tourism in Adriatic-Ionian Region, Macerata, Italy

The workshop "Enhancing Sustainable Tourism in Adriatic-Ionian Region" aims to define useful guidelines for enhancing sustainable tourism, cultural heritage and the development of a culture-driven economy in the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Athens, Greece, June 15-17, 2016

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, Athens, Greece, June 15-17, 2016

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, 3-day training class in Athens, Greece, 15-17 June 2016. Learn how to start implementing sustainability management practices at your organization and how to improve your sustainability performance through specific steps.
Half-Day Workshop on Measuring What Matters in Tourism, London, UK

Half-Day Workshop on Measuring What Matters in Tourism, London, UK

A half-day exploratory workshop with thought leaders and decision makers within tourism, "Measuring What Matters in Tourism" (Tuesday, June 14th, London, UK) will feature current knowledge and experience of impact assessment within both tourism and other industries.
Webinar: Rural Trails as Economic Engines, Cultural Assets, and Community Anchors

Webinar: Rural Trails as Economic Engines, Cultural Assets, and Community Anchors

Webinar on "Rural Trails as Economic Engines, Cultural Assets and Community Anchors" by Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, highlighting examples of rural trail projects that link people to place and reconnect the human and natural environments.
Green Destination Seminar, Romagna, Italy, Sept 12-16, 2016

Green Destination Seminar, Romagna, Italy, Sept 12-16, 2016

Green Destination Seminar (Romagna, Italy, Sept 12-16, 2016) combines masterclasses, forum and field visits in 5 days of experiential learning including local vineyards and olive groves, eminent cookery school, green hotel inspections, walking trails and destination inspections.
Responsible Tourism Research Conference: Tourism Naturally, Alghero, Italy, Oct 2-5, 2016

Responsible Tourism Research Conference: Tourism Naturally, Alghero, Italy, Oct 2-5, 2016

Tourism Naturally's inaugural conference is being hosted in the historical center of Alghero, Italy. The plenary track theme this year is Coastal and Mountain Systems, and will provide expert perspectives on ecological integrity and industry sustainability.
The Power of Responsible Travel: CBT Vietnam Discussion Forum and Film Screening

The Power of Responsible Travel: CBT Vietnam Discussion Forum and Film Screening

CBT Vietnam's evening event "The Power of Responsible Travel" explores why it's becoming increasingly important to travel responsibly, and features expert speakers sharing responsible tourism best practices and lessons learned.
Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, November 21-23, 2016

Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, November 21-23, 2016

Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference 2016 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The annual international conference hosted by Ecotourism Australia, this year's Global Eco features the theme: Fostering Innovation - Sustaining Excellence.
Skift Podcast: Travel Industry Intelligence on the Go

Skift Podcast: Travel Industry Intelligence on the Go

The weekly podcast by Skift features conversations with creatives, executives and entrepreneurs from across the travel industry, offering their insights and perspectives on travelers’ habits, industry patterns and key industry trends and changes.
Asia’s Responsible Tourism Leaders: Best Practice Stories and Lessons

Asia’s Responsible Tourism Leaders: Best Practice Stories and Lessons

As part of Wild Asia's 10-year anniversary initiatives celebrating its Responsible Tourism Awards Program, TrainingAid will be co-hosting Live Session series featuring responsible tourism leaders who have been engaged in the award program.
International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Sept 10-26, 2016, Japan

International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Sept 10-26, 2016, Japan

The International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage (September 10-26, 2016, Japan) will focus on protecting cultural heritage from climate change-induced disaster risks.
Mountains for Europe's Future, April 25, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Mountains for Europe's Future, April 25, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

"Mountains for Europe's Future: Putting Mountains on the Agenda of Horizon 2020" is an initiative leading to a Strategic Research Agenda to promote the inclusion of specific mountain topics in the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2018-20 or other strategic documents.
International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, May 18-20, Valéncia, Spain

International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, May 18-20, Valéncia, Spain

7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism 2016 (May 18-20, Valéncia, Spain), aims to find ways to protect the natural and cultural landscape through the development of new solutions which minimise the adverse effects of tourism.
Tourism Sustainability Marketing: One-Day Training at ITB Berlin

Tourism Sustainability Marketing: One-Day Training at ITB Berlin

Sustainability marketing one-day training course by Leeds Beckett University, offered at ITB Berlin. Learn how you can better market and communicate what makes you different. The training course is led by Dr Xavier Font of Leeds Beckett University and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT).
BEST EN Think Tank XVI, Eberswalde, Germany, 12-15 July 2016

BEST EN Think Tank XVI, Eberswalde, Germany, 12-15 July 2016

BEST EN (Building Excellence in Sustainable Tourism - Education Network)'s annual Think Tank "Corporate Responsibility in Tourism - Standards, Practices and Policies" is hosted from 12-15 July 2016 in Eberswalde, Germany. The Think Tank is open to those interested in furthering education and research for sustainable tourism.
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, May 4-6, Washington DC

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training, May 4-6, Washington DC

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) offers a three-day intensive course on sustainable tourism in Washington DC, USA, May 4-6. Led by GSTC Trainer Kathleen Pessolano, the training program covers global trends in sustainable tourism, sustainability best practices and standards.
Introduction to Global Hospitality Management: Cornell University MOOC

Introduction to Global Hospitality Management: Cornell University MOOC

Massive open online course (MOOC) on "Introduction to Global Hospitality Management": The world's top-rated School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University introduces you to the fast-growing world of hospitality and hotel management.
Promoting Sustainable Tourism through Training: Partnership with the GSTC

Promoting Sustainable Tourism through Training: Partnership with the GSTC

TrainingAid is working with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support its work in promoting sustainability practices around the world through professional training in sustainable tourism. We're thrilled to be part of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program.
ICTs for Sustainable Cultural and Heritage Tourism: Summer School 2016

ICTs for Sustainable Cultural and Heritage Tourism: Summer School 2016

2-week program on ICTs for Promotion and Development of Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Religious Heritage Sites, organized by UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in the World Heritage Sites and the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism.
Ecotourism Conference: Supporting Sustainable Development Goals Through Tourism

Ecotourism Conference: Supporting Sustainable Development Goals Through Tourism

ESTC North America, January 25-27, at the University of South Florida Patel Center for Global Solutions, will focus on the major tourism related sustainable development goals (SDGs) and explore sustainable tourism best practices.
Ecotourism Webinar: Power of Storytelling through Video Blogging

Ecotourism Webinar: Power of Storytelling through Video Blogging

Storytelling is an essential component of effective content marketing, and videos are great way for tourism companies to share their stories in a dynamic and engaging way, and to create content attractive to travelers seeking and sharing unique and interesting travel content online.
BookGreener Webinar: Practical Sustainability Solutions for Hotels

BookGreener Webinar: Practical Sustainability Solutions for Hotels

BookGreener's webinar providing practical tips on sustainability practices for hoteliers and hospitality professionals. The upcoming session "Could Sustainability be the Future of Luxury?" addresses key questions on what true luxury means to travelers and best practices for hotels.
Tourism Innovation, Storytelling, Destination Best Practices & More: Our Most Shared Articles

Tourism Innovation, Storytelling, Destination Best Practices & More: Our Most Shared Articles

Our most shared articles of 2015 from the TrainingAid Ideas & Insights Blog. As we welcome the year 2016, here's a quick look back at some of the key tourism, training, business and sustainability-related topics we've discussed and explored in the past year.
Tourism Talent Development: Thoughts on Education, Innovation and Employment Opportunities

Tourism Talent Development: Thoughts on Education, Innovation and Employment Opportunities

Talent development in tourism is not just about jobs for those in the industry; it’s also a critical component of the growth of the industry as a whole, because the workforce supporting the industry is a necessary ingredient enabling innovation in tourism.
UNWTO Conference on Talent Development and Education in Tourism (LIVE Stream Available)

UNWTO Conference on Talent Development and Education in Tourism (LIVE Stream Available)

The UNWTO conference aims to foster dialogue and share good practices in innovative tourism education and research which enhance tourism practices both in public and private sectors and contribute to the human resource development nurturing future leaders in tourism.
Travindy: Find Essential Responsible Tourism Industry News

Travindy: Find Essential Responsible Tourism Industry News

Focusing exclusively on sustainable and responsible tourism news, Travindy reports on the innovations, insights and issues shaping a sustainable future for tourism. TrainingAid is pleased to collaborate with Travindy as a partner.
Sustainability for Tour Operators: Travelife Training in Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and Vietnam

Sustainability for Tour Operators: Travelife Training in Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and Vietnam

Sustainability for Tour Operators training seminars by Travelife and PATA, Pacific Asian Travel Association, in Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and Vietnam, August-September 2015.
Sustainability Training by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Bangkok, Thailand

Sustainability Training by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Bangkok, Thailand

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) in association with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be conducting a Sustainable Tourism Training Class in Bangkok, Thailand from September 15-17, 2015.
eTourism: Communication Perspectives - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

eTourism: Communication Perspectives - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

The Università della Svizzera italiana in partnership with the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites are offering an massive open online course on eTourism: Communication Perspectives.
Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program to Bring Together Partners from Ukraine, Turkey and Georgia

Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program to Bring Together Partners from Ukraine, Turkey and Georgia

TrainingAid is excited to be part of the Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program, an integrated rural tourism initiative focused on the sustainable destination development and ecotourism opportunities in the Black Sea Region.
Ecotourism in Protected Areas Conference, Myanmar, May 19-21, 2015

Ecotourism in Protected Areas Conference, Myanmar, May 19-21, 2015

The International Conference on Ecotourism in Protected Areas in Myanmar, May 19-21, 2015, focuses on ecotourism planning and management in and around protected areas to strengthen livelihoods and conservation and to contribute to adaptation.
Responsible Travel Trends and Statistics: Business Case for Sustainability in Tourism

Responsible Travel Trends and Statistics: Business Case for Sustainability in Tourism

The Center for Responsible Travel report on responsible tourism trends shows that sustainability is critical to not only because of our social and moral responsibilities, but also for business success in today's increasingly conscious consumer markets.
Responsible Tourism in Destinations: RTD11 Conference, Cape Town, April 14-15, 2015

Responsible Tourism in Destinations: RTD11 Conference, Cape Town, April 14-15, 2015

The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD11) will discuss practical solutions on how tourism can be used to make better places for people to live in, and better places for people to visit.
Learn from Food Tourism Experts: WFTA Online Summit, April 9-10, 2015

Learn from Food Tourism Experts: WFTA Online Summit, April 9-10, 2015

Online Food Travel Summit, April 9-10, 2015, by the World Food Travel Association is a series of online seminars led by global food travel industry innovators offering key professional insights into tourism product development, business growth, destination marketing, and sustainability practices.
Join the Conversation: European Ecotourism Conference, April 26-29, 2015

Join the Conversation: European Ecotourism Conference, April 26-29, 2015

3rd European Ecotourism Conference, April 2015, Poland, is a meeting of ecotourism practitioners with the theme "European Ecotourism: facing global challenges".
Adventures Less Ordinary: New E-Guide to Making a Positive Impact Through Travel

Adventures Less Ordinary: New E-Guide to Making a Positive Impact Through Travel

"Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good," a free e-guide to travel that makes a positive and sustainable impact on local communities, is now available for download. The eBook offers practical advice to ethically-minded travelers about how to be sure of making a positive impact.
Destination Marketing Through Local Stories and Perspectives

Destination Marketing Through Local Stories and Perspectives

How are destinations promoting travel experiences and attractions through local stories and residents' unique perspectives? Three examples of destinations that have successfully engaged not just visitors, but also local residents in sharing their stories: Newcastle Gateshead, Lyon and Montreal.
Tourism Destination Sustainability Communications: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Telling Your Stories

Tourism Destination Sustainability Communications: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Telling Your Stories

When it comes to sustainability communications, many tourism destinations make assumptions based on common misconceptions about what works and how to reach and engage travelers. Here are key lessons and best practice examples to help improve your destination's sustainability communication efforts.
Travel Storytelling: How Can Stories Help Destination Marketing?

Travel Storytelling: How Can Stories Help Destination Marketing?

How can travel storytelling be used for destination marketing in a way that engages travelers and empower the locals? Your destination already does have elements of great stories - engaging experiences, people with intriguing perspectives, and memorable events. So find and share them!
Travel Infographics and Data Visualization Best Practices

Travel Infographics and Data Visualization Best Practices

Data visualization can be used as an effective way not only to explain and explore data in an easy-to-digest manner, but also to share data as a way to tell a story; for example, to share information about your project, to present your achievements, or to showcase your destination.
Loyalty Travel Program Examples: Tips and Ideas for Tour Operators

Loyalty Travel Program Examples: Tips and Ideas for Tour Operators

Is a customer loyalty program - to reward travelers who book with you multiple times - part of your customer engagement and retention strategy? Here are a few examples of international tour operators offering loyalty travel programs and their approaches that go beyond discounts.
Tourism Business Planning: How to Start Building Your Tourism Company

Tourism Business Planning: How to Start Building Your Tourism Company

What you should know about the what, why, and how of business plan writing. Learn why you need a business plan to achieve your goals, and how you should go about preparing and maintaining your business plan.
Beyond Buzzwords: Harnessing and Celebrating Innovation in Travel and Tourism

Beyond Buzzwords: Harnessing and Celebrating Innovation in Travel and Tourism

We often hear about and talk about innovation, but what does it mean, why is it important, and how can it be a meaningful part of social development and business solutions? Is it about problem solving? Staying current? Disruption? Breaking rules? Making a difference?
Social Media for Tourism Professionals: Find Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

Social Media for Tourism Professionals: Find Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

Tips on using social media for professional networking. To make the most of social media as a marketing tool for your business, don't overlook the power of people both within and outside your organization.
How To Become a Helpful Connector (and Why That's Good for You)

How To Become a Helpful Connector (and Why That's Good for You)

Done well, introductions of professional contacts can be a great gift with lasting impact benefiting both the connector and those who receive the gift of an introduction.
#SMWSocTravel Social Networks for Travel Professionals

#SMWSocTravel Social Networks for Travel Professionals

TrainingAid is hosting an event during the upcoming Social Media Week in Hamburg – Social Media Skills for Social Travel Entrepreneurs (18 Feb 2014) – and we’ll be sharing tips, ideas, and resources for travel and social media professionals before and during the event, with the tag #SMWSocTravel.
2014 Top Lists: Key Trends Tourism Businesses Should Watch Out For

2014 Top Lists: Key Trends Tourism Businesses Should Watch Out For

We start off the new year by sharing out top five list of lists for 2014 trends that tourism businesses and destinations should watch out for - from marketing, social media, to visual design, to philanthropy and charitable giving. As with the end of the year, January is a time for many blogs and news sites to round up predictions on upcoming trends to watch out for in the new year.
Year in Review 2013: Travel Trends, Sustainability Stories & Opportunities for 2014

Year in Review 2013: Travel Trends, Sustainability Stories & Opportunities for 2014

From Spotify to the United Nations, “year in review” lists are among the most frequently shared content during the holiday season. As we reflect on the year, it's a perfect time to look back on some of the biggest stories of 2013. Here are some of our favorite "2013 year in review" lists, curated by leading travel & tourism, business and sustainability blogs.
Responsible Tourism Day Highlights: WTM London Report

Responsible Tourism Day Highlights: WTM London Report

The World Travel Market (WTM), a leading international tourism industry exhibition, offered opportunities to learn about responsible tourism, through discussions on critical issues related to the tourism industry's footprint and various social events showcasing innovative ideas and inspirations for tourism professionals.
World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM London, 06 Nov 2013

World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM London, 06 Nov 2013

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day is being held as part of the World Travel Market (WTM). Staged annually in London, WTM is a four-day business-to-business event for the travel and tourism industry, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors.
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013

TrainingAid will be attending the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The ESTC, organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), is a unique annual conference focused on the advancement of sustainability goals for the tourism industry.
Tourism for Sustainable Development: Networking Event for Tourism and Development Leaders?

Tourism for Sustainable Development: Networking Event for Tourism and Development Leaders?

In Europe alone, there are an estimated 70,000 plus organizations (civil society, government and private sector) engaged in the international development field*. On the one hand, this is great news; so many organizations around the world are investing in social good and are working in what could be broadly defined as the field of “trying to make the world a better place”.