The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offered 2- and 3-day intensive and interactive online and onsite training classes focused on the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Criteria, and engaged tourism industry professionals around the world through expert presentations and discussions on sustainable tourism best practices for businesses and destinations.


Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Education, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Start date

End date

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Roi Ariel

General Manager

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

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The GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers practical insights and effective steps to help you improve your sustainability practices.

✓ Gain an in-depth knowledge of the GSTC Criteria, the baseline standard for sustainability in travel and tourism.
✓ Make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices for your company or destination.
✓ Get ready for developing viable and actionable sustainable tourism policies and practices for your organization.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Training for SCP

  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Online Training: 4 classes, 1 each quarter
  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Breckenridge, CO, USA, January 17-18, 2019
  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Offered in Sweden
  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Vanuatu, Norway, January 28-31, 2019
  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Bergen, Norway, Feb 14-16, 2019
  • GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training in Skyros, Greece, Feb 19-21, 2019
  • Sustainable Tourism Training, Chiang Mai, Feb 26-27, 2019
  • GSTC Training Offered to Stakeholders from 17 Countries – Terceira, Azores, Dec 2019

Impact and Results

In 2019 there were 815 participants in 36 trainings, that took place online in the following locations: Azores (Portugal), Japan, Guadeloupe, South Korea, Japan, USA, Indonesia, Canada
Philippines, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, India, Germany, Greece, Norway, Vanuatu.

Next steps and how to get involved

Learn more of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) here: