WHAT: 2-day training class by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
*A limited number of need-based discounts are available to current students and professionals who demonstrate genuine needs. To apply, please submit this application form.
About the Training Class
The two-day intensive training class (May 11-12, 2017, Washington, DC) 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.
The training covers key topics such as tourism as a tool for sustainable development and sustainability marketing for tourism businesses and destinations, and offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth undertanding of the GSTC Criteria - the world's leading standard for tourism sustainability. This training class is organized by the GSTC and hosted by WWF in its Washington DC headquarters building.
Certificate in Sustainable Tourism
One of the key benefits of participating in a GSTC training class is the opportunity to take the official STTP Exam, and upon successful completion, receive a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the GSTC to demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.
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. Those who achieve a 75% pass mark on the STTP Exam will receive a GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.
More about the GSTC Training Program
The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices. 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 are offered throughout the year, and provide two options for completing the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism:
- Onsite 3-day training classes (Face-to-face training classes offered throughout the year in various locations around the world).
- Online 4-week training classes (Online scheduled training classes led by GSTC trainers, available at least 4 times a year).
See all the upcoming training classes of the STTP.
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