GSTC sustainable tourism training program to start in 2017

Published on : Wednesday, November 23, 2016

gstcThe Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) through its Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and expert guidance for helping the tourism industry professionals implement best sustainability practices. GSTC is a global authority on quality sustainability standards for travel and tourism. The STTP classes will be starting off from 2017 and will include a series of facilitated online training classes throughout the year, along with onsite training classes in various locations of the world.

It’ll be an interactive training experience provided by expert GSTC trainers. The STTP online classes will have flexible learning style, combining convenience of on-demand learning and interactive people-focused learning for busy professionals in travel and tourism. These classes will be delivered over a 4-week period, with weekly lessons and activities. To quote Randy Durband, GSTC Chief Executive Officer, “The GSTC training program is a critical part of the GSTC’s mission of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices among tourism industry stakeholders.”

In 2017, GSTC aims to contribute with the help of STTP, to the “Capacity-building and education” goals of the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with workshops and trainings on sustainable tourism. The 4-week training classes will start from April 2017, and will be offered quarterly. It will be offered through the online training platform by TrainingAid, the STTP training program partner.

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