What: 3-Day Sustainable Tourism Training by the GSTC
When: October 16-18, 2019
Where: Binna Burra Lodge, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia
The three-day training program (16-18 October 2019) is designed for travel and tourism industry professionals interested in learning about sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations. The training covers tourism as a tool for sustainable development, sustainability best practices and the GSTC Criteria, the world’s leading standard for tourism sustainability, as well as key topics such as global trends in sustainable tourism, sustainability marketing, and sustainable tourism product development and management.
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GSTC Trainer: Steve Noakes
Steve Noakes has been involved in the travel and tourism industry for 40 years, and is a long term advocate for sustainable tourism practices across the Asia Pacific region. He is founder of Pacific Asia Tourism, an international project management company focused on tourism’s capacity to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.
He is also Director/part-owner of Ecolodges Indonesia & EcoSafari Indonesia, operating ecolodges and inbound tours with a wildlife and biodiversity conservation focus across Indonesia, a Director of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in the world heritage listed Lamington National Park in Australia and a Director of the Lamington Natural History Association at Lamington National Park.
In 2008, Steve was honoured with the inaugural Ecotourism Australia Medal, recognizing his active engagement in the Australian and international ecotourism industry.
About Binna Burra Lodge
Binna Burra Lodge is an authentic heritage listed lodge offering a genuine Australian experience in nature. The Lodge has been welcoming guests since the early 1930s, and still retains its original charm and character.
Binna Burra Lodge Ltd has committed to benchmarking its energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment; along with implementing an integrated environmental and social policy.
In 2001, Binna Burra became the first private company in Asia Pacific to achieve certification under the Green Globe standards for ecological sustainability. Binna Burra has achieved “Advanced Ecotourism” certification by Ecotourism Australia's ECO Certification program.
TrainingAid Partnership for the GSTC Training Program
TrainingAid, through its partnership with the GSTC, manages and develops the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP).
Since 2016, we've successfully delivered in-person, online and blended training of the STTP, with hundreds of tourism professionals becoming trained in the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism.