Binna Burra Lodge: Reimagining Sustainable Hospitality with Community Values
We’ve talked to Steve Noakes, Chairperson of Binna Burra Lodge (Lamington National Park, Australia), who has been leading the efforts of rebuilding the iconic lodge that was destroyed by wildfires in 2019, while facing the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The company has successfully returned to welcoming (local and domestic)...
Sustainability Solutions for Hotels: Stakeholder Engagement, Supply Chain Management
Related to sustainability practices, what are some of the key challenges facing hotels? What can hospitality professionals and accommodation leaders do to implement concrete steps towards becoming more sustainable? Based on the discussions shared through the recent GSTC Sustainable Hotel Course, below are some key...
We Declared a Climate Emergency. Here’s How It’s Going So Far.
In January 2020, we joined Tourism Declares Climate Emergency in January, declaring that we are in a climate crisis and the future of our industry depends on our urgent actions to address the crisis. As we stated one year ago, “by focusing on what we do well - sharing knowledge and inspiring change - we aim to achieve...
ByTrainingAid | February 03, 2021
Key Insights on Effective Online Learning, Training, Networking
Whether you’re offering a free educational webinar or organizing an online conference, make sure that you’ve first asked yourself, and really spent time understanding, WHY you are doing what you’re doing. Why is it important for your participants to learn about or discuss the particular issues and topics you’re covering?
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training for Tourism Professionals in Jordan
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP), in partnership with the Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (USAID SCHEP), is offering a custom online course of the GSTC STTP, available to tourism industry professionals in Jordan.
We Declare a Climate Emergency: Our Plan and Action Steps
"Carrying on as before, or just tweaking business as usual is not an option." Tourism Declares Climate Emergency is a network of tourism industry organizations and professionals working together to promote concrete solutions to reduce our climate footprints. Being part of this network means adopting and working towards...
ByTrainingAid | January 14, 2020
How Can Tourism Become More Accessible, Inclusive and Sustainable?
Martin Heng, Accessible Travel Manager & Editorial Adviser for Lonely Planet, shares some ideas and insights on how and why we should promote not just accessibility, but also inclusive tourism that benefits everyone.
Sustainable Tourism Projects and Theory of Change: Asking the Hard Questions
Tourism can be a very powerful tool for positive economic development for local destinations and communities. But do tourism projects - investing in creating jobs, providing opportunities, and building infrastructure - really bring desired changes and lasting benefits for community members?
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training - Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal, 3-4 Dec 2019
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...
GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training - Lamington National Park, Australia, 16-18 Oct 2019
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...