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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.
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
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
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.

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