Sustainable Tourism Development and Stewardship


Our Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc.-SST offers LearningCapacity Building, Educational programs, Green Solutions and Services for public stakeholders: Destinations – LGUs and host communities;  Private stakeholders – Hotels, Resorts, Hospitality, Tour Operators and Businesses with Green Destinations, Global Leaders Program and Green Travel Guide capacity building and solutions to include Environmental Conservation and ComplianceGood Governance, Climate Resilience, to address global challenges of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): food security, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability and climate resilience for the local host community. Waste water (P.T. Amanaid Philippines) and Waste to Energy (W2E) Solutions as well as other green destinations solutions and innovations are now offered to LGUs and tourism industry for law compliance.

For more information and assistance, contact us.

TCI CB-Series II July 2013


The Calamianes Cultural Conservation Network Inc.(CCCNI)and  the Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development, Inc.(STTDI)jointly organized The Coron InitiativeCapacity Building & Training Conference & Workshop Series 2013 for Environmental Conservation, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Tourism, as a showcase program of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)- Asia Pacific & the Asia and the Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED).

After the successful 1st Environmental Forum held last November 2011, wherein public and private stakeholders of Coron & Calamianes Islands forged a cooperation in environmental responsibilities, concerns and solutions, the TCI with support from Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development has embarked on its Capacity Building & Training Programs for Sustainable Tourism, Environmental Conservation & Stewardship, Social Responsibility and Economic Development for Grassroots towards a Green Economy.

These Capacity Building and Sustainable Tourism Development and Stewardship learning can engage not only the Coron & Calamianes Islands stakeholders but was also open to all public and private stakeholders, who wish to train and build capacity in the development and stewardship of their natural- or cultural based tourism.  Ultimate output is to foment a comprehensive environmental protection, socio-cultural responsibility and equity and sustainable tourism development framework for destinations which can be a replicable model in the Philippines & Asia Pacific. 

TCI march 2013 CB Series

The Capacity Building & Training is open to ALL interested in Environment Conservation, Social Responsibility & Sustainable Tourism development & stewardship, triple bottom line businesses, in the tourism industry. 


  • Travel & tourism industry sector, tour operators, travel agents and tour guides;
  • Public sector, Politicians/Statesmen, Public/civil servants: Government agencies, LGUs in charge of environment, governance, planning, development and tourism;
  • Hospitality sector: hotels and resorts, restaurants, bars, owners, managers, decision makers;
  • Tourism service & Eco/organic product providers: small and medium business owners, leisure, spa, beauty, food & health products/services;
  • Real estate & land owners, Developers, Contractors, Architects, Builders, Suppliers; 
  • Energy, Water, Organic farming & Recycling industries;
  • Land, water and air transport: Tour bus operators, Cruises/Ships; Airlines
  • Recreation and sports facilities: scuba, snorkeling, mountaineering, adventure, outdoor shops & gears; 
  • NGOs, cooperatives, People’s Organizations, Environmental, Conservation & Green Advocacy groups; 
  • Academe, educators, youth leaders;
  • Concerned citizens and sustainability advocates;
TCI CB Series II- Green Leaders Forum, July 2013

TCI CB Series II- Green Leaders Forum, July 2013

Like our Facebook Page, Society For Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc.

Check out PHOTOS of The Coron Initiative Capacity Building Series, HERE. 

For more articles about The Coron Initiative from the media, please read HERE.


  1. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.

    I do not know who you are but certainly
    you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  2. Thank you for what your group is doing to save life on earth and protecting the environment.

  3. Mabuhay,

    I am a Dutch citizen, have strong connections to the Philippines and am excited about your initiative on sustainable and ecological tourism!
    Good to read all the challenging plans and goals. What i still miss though are examples and more details about concrete projects on sustainable tourism.
    I am also curious about the connection with Bacolod as the project focuses more on Coron.
    My connection with the Philippines stems from 2001 when i was a volunteer for Habitat building houses in Bayanihan village/Talisay.
    In 2002 i did the same in Dumaguete.
    The Philippines stole my heart and later i met my wife Anna Fermin who lived in Manila. We both live in Alkmaar and got married July 2011.
    Tourism and specially sustainable tourism has always interested me. I really hope this initiative will be successful so that the Philippines as economy and the Filipinos will benefit from this.
    So please give me some examples or results so far of the initiative.
    By the way how can i contribute to the project?

    Thanks in advance
    Martin Horst

    • Sustainability Guru

      Dear Mr. Horst,

      Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your interest and support to sustainable tourism. With regards to Bacolod City, where our SSTDI NGO is based, we have in fact started several Sustainable Tourism conferences and workshops with various stakeholders for the past 3 years. Check out our blog posts about Negros Occidental. Regarding our other ST Initiatives, they are still a work in progress, educating and building capacity to host communities and local stakeholders who are willing and able to embrace Sustainable Tourism development and stewardship, environmental conservation and best green practices in hospitality and travel. At the moment, we have an ongoing project named “Green Reconstruction for Sustainability and Resilience for Coron“, recently devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. We hope you can contribute to this project. For more information on how you can help, please click HERE or email us.

  4. I am really please to read this sustainable tourism project. The project that you are taking interested me. I have started ecotourism and just aim to protect the forest. In addition I have planted trees with self help. I wish to join the community. you can

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