Objectives: Why participate?
The Training course is highly interactive, not focusing on global theory but addressing the participants’ challenges and real needs as you face them in your own destinations. The course is especially aimed at professionals at advanced level, who want to progress in making destinations more sustainable, in destination certification and award programs, and in the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition. It is important that participants already have a good knowledge of sustainable tourism and some practical experience in one of the following fields:
- Destination management. Participation will help you to become a Destination Sustainability Coordinator; this is an important asset for all regions, municipalities and protected areas, and a requirement for certification and award programs.
- Consultant or Advisor. Participation will help you to become a Recognized Auditor – Advisor. In destination certification and award programs, qualified coaches, advisors and auditors are needed.
You will benefit most from the Course when you are already aware of the GSTC-D criteria or of the Green Destinations Standard, or when you participate as a follow-up to the GSTC STTP Course.
Elements of the Training Course
The Course will include different types of working groups (partly running parallel):
- Destination Managers training sessions on sustainable destination standards and criteria for management, both for destination managers and representatives of the business sector.
- Training sessions for Destination Auditor-Advisors. These sessions are part of a wider Green Destinations training course that will mainly run online.