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PATA and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council to Conduct Sustainable Tourism Training

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gstc-thailand-trainingThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will host a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) three-day intensive sustainable tourism-training programme at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok from September 15-17, 2015.

Tourism and environmental professionals seeking awareness of global best practice in practical and achievable sustainable tourism are invited to participate.

Mario Hardy, PATA CEO, said, “This is one initiative of the GSTC/PATA partnership and shows PATA’s commitment to promoting sustainability awareness in the tourism industry. As the GSTC has developed a global criteria for sustainable tourism destinations, tours and hotels, PATA is working with them in an outreach programme to raise industry awareness.”

The three-day intensive course on Sustainable Tourism targets tourism professionals, hotel managers and engineers, entrepreneurs, destination planners and managers, protected area managers, architects, travel agents, academic and educators, developers, policy makers and regulators, tour operators and tourism certification bodies.

Randy Durband, GSTC’s CEO added, “GSTC is pleased to be able to offer the training in Southeast Asia, and thanks PATA for its support. Our lead trainer, Guy Chester has global sustainability experience and can also bring realistic Asia Pacific experience to the training. He has developed tourism master plans in China and Fiji, undertaken training in Indonesia and India, and developed and run tourism enterprises in Papua New Guinea.”

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