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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
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
"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.
Sustainable Tourism Certification as a Tool for Positive Business Impacts
One of the key underlying themes when discussing the global sustainable tourism standard is continuous improvement. Sustainability is not one static point to set as a goal, but commitment to continue improving performance by applying best practices and implementing innovations.
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...
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. Hear how three Heart...
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). The Universal dimension of the SDGs provides the EU regions with the opportunity to show leadership...
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...
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
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.

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