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Tailored Training Options for hotels, lodgings, resorts, tour operators, MICE venues and companies – tourism and hospitality brands
Based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council -GSTC Industry Criteria and guided by practical insights from leading sustainable tourism experts, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) offers tailored curriculum based on your company’s specific needs and goals, and help improve your company’s sustainability practices through tangible actions that fulfill the globally recognized standard of sustainability best practices.
GSTC Industry Criteria (GSTC-Industry)
The GSTC Industry Criteria (GSTC-Industry) have been initially created for the accommodation and tour operation sectors, developed through analyses of 4,500 criteria and 60 certifications systems, and with the input of over 2,000 stakeholders. The latest edition of the GSTC-Industry (updated in 2016) includes separate indicators for hotels and for tour operators, and other sub-sectors can be created (e.g. cruise, MICE, aviation, etc.), enhancing the applicability of the standard to the entire tourism industry.
The GSTC-Industry is a globally recognized set of sustainable tourism principles and performance indicators that can be used by tourism businesses to:
· Guide various sustainable business practices, from product development to supply chain management.
· Assist sustainability training and skills development efforts, helping improve employee sustainability performance.
· Communicate to customers and to the media about sustainable business practices more effectively.
GLOBAL AUTHORITY ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
The GSTC is a UN-endorsed independent organization recognized for our critical role as the global leader in providing guidance for the development and management of sustainability in tourism. Based on our extensive knowledge base, the GSTC STTP offers both global and regional perspectives to help your business achieve your sustainability action goals.
FROM WORDS TO ACTIONS, TO LONG-TERM IMPACTS
The objective of the GSTC STTP is not to offer a one-time exercise of reviewing what should be done; rather, we will work with you towards tangible and meaningful goals, focusing on the long-term benefits of sustainable tourism policies and practices and assisting your business to successfully achieve sustainability performance goals over time.
OVERVIEW: TRAINING AND CERTIFICATES
The GSTC offers tailored training options to meet your organization’s specific needs and to accommodate various learning and capacity building requirements based on the desired training outcomes.
ONE OR HALF-DAY SEMINAR
A short small-group session focused on select best practice cases and key sustainable tourism approaches.
Our half-day seminar is ideal for travel and tourism businesses seeking to better understand what it means to become a sustainable tourism destination. Recommended for managers and team leaders, the seminar covers:
- Sustainable tourism practices for the sound business growth and development;
- GSTC Industry Criteria as a framework for your company’s sustainability action plan;
- Benefits of your sustainability actions – for your staff, stakeholders, and customers; and
- Practical insights into sustainable tourism business best practices based on real-life examples and lessons.
3-DAY INTENSIVE CLASSROOM TRAINING
In-depth training on sustainable tourism standards and best practices, supporting your company’s sustainability strategy and action plan.
Offered as a 3-day-long intensive and interactive training class, our onsite training sessions offer a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the GSTC Industry Criteria and performance indicators. Incorporating case studies and best practice examples relevant to tourism businesses, the training class provides practical insights that will help you make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability actions, and establish viable plans and strategies for your company.
GSTC Expert Trainer
SUSAN SANTOS DE CÁRDENAS – GSTC Country Representative, The Philippines / GSTC Trainer CEO and President, Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development- SSTDI
See her bio in our Society Stewards Page.
UNWTO has made it clear that with the predicted growth of tourism (1.8 billion international tourists in 2030), embracing sustainability is not an option, but a necessity. – Luigi Cabrini, Chair, GSTC