Understanding the Green Destinations Standard

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About the training

Learn to improve a destination’s sustainability profile following the criteria in the GSTC-recognised Green Destinations Standard. Includes instruction and training on working on the Green Destinations Certification Platform.

By the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the sustainable development of tourism
  • Gain additional knowledge on what actions can be taken to improve a destination’s sustainability performance and compliance with the Green Destinations Standard
  • Become equipped to report on and comply with all criteria of the Green Destinations Standard


Training Content


Module 1: The Green Destinations Standard for Sustainable Tourism

This module introduces the Green Destinations Awards and Certification Program, the Green Destinations Standard, and general guidelines for compliance and reporting.


Module 2: Criteria Interpretation

The module covers all the criteria of the standard and discusses the following:

  • criteria importance and related concepts
  • practical tips that you can incorporate into tourism planning & management
  • examples you can take inspiration from
  • compliance and reporting tips


Module 3: Bonus Lessons

Additional lessons that you may find useful in this training.



The course is priced at € 250,00 (exc. VAT).

To qualify for a professional digital certificate, you must obtain a passing grade in the certification exam for an additional € 40,00 (exc. VAT). To add this, make sure to select ‘ Add Exam’ on the options for this course.


More questions?

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