New Online Training Classes in Sustainable Tourism Announced


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November 21, 2016

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training

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.

These online training classes offer unique opportunities to learn how to apply sustainability best practices for tourism businesses and destinations - from the global authority on quality sustainable tourism standards - in a convenient and flexible online learning environment.

In addition, participants in the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training online classes will be able to complete the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.


GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism: Demonstrate Your Knowledge

Along with the regular onsite classes, the online training option fulfills the training requirement towards earning the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism, offering STTP training participants the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

The Certificate will help demonstrate your knowledge of sustainable tourism standards and practices.

>> Learn more about the STTP Exam and Certificate


4-Week Online Training Classes: Practical, Flexible and Interactive

The 4-week online training classes of the STTP will be offered quarterly, starting in April 2017, and delivered through the online training platform by TrainingAid, the STTP training program partner.

  • Optimize results: Improve your sustainability skills through practical lessons by sustainable tourism experts, designed for busy professionals like you in mind.
  • Learn on the go: Learn at your own pace by accessing the course online, anywhere and anytime.
  • Leverage social learning: Interact with expert GSTC trainers and collaborate with your fellow learners in a supportive and social learning environment.

Be among the first to earn the GSTC Certificate in Sustainable Tourism in 2017. Secure your spot in the upcoming course now (Limited space available)!

*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.


Get Employer Support to Attend the GSTC Online Course

STTP Online Course Information for Tourism Employers

Need help getting your employer's support to attend the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training online course? To help make the case for your organization to support - financially and with resources - your online training efforts, we've put together a handy guide outlining the value and benefits of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training online courses.

This guide will help you engage your employers in a conversation about how the course will support your professional development goals, and how strengthening your sustainability skills leads to improved performance.

>> Download the guide (PDF)


About the GSTC

Global Sustainable Tourism Council LogoThe Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism efforts around the world. The GSTC works to expand understanding of and access to sustainable tourism practices; helps identify and generate markets for sustainable tourism; and advocates for a set of universal principles, as defined by the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism.


What Is A 4-Week Course and How Does It Work?

Our 4-Week Courses are scheduled, instructor-led online courses for tourism industry professionals. Offering a flexible learning environment, the 4-Week Courses combine the convenience of online, on-demand learning with the benefits of interactive people-focused learning to optimize results for busy professionals. Learn more

TrainingAid is an international tourism e-learning company offering online training courses and skills development opportunities for tourism professionals.