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We’re working together with the team at Travindy to develop solutions to help destinations and tourism organisations effectively engage businesses in…
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Aukje van Gerven, a nature-based tourism leader focused on capacity building, shares her story of finding her professional path combining passions…
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Throughout the last few months, we’ve had the pleasure of working with visitBerlin’s Sustainable Meeting Berlin (SMB) program to offer training for…
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The EXO Foundation Sustainability Awards program honored organizations and projects advancing sustainability in Asia. The 2023 awardees were…
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The World Tourism Day 2023 theme "Tourism and Green Investments" calls to attention the need for sustainable investing solutions that deliver for…
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TrainingAid collaborates with MOYO Training Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting wildlife and biodiversity through training programmes…
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Antonio Rivas, a community tourism and development specialist, shares his journey working in the academic sector exploring sustainable tourism…
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(Updated July 25, 2023) How can sustainable tourism certification help the industry achieve a positive transformation? What roles does certification…
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Inês Francisco, Sales and sustainability manager at COMPASSO DMC in Portugal, shares her journey of developing, deepening and applying sustainability…
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From efficient resource use to better visitor management, the intersection of technology and sustainability presents important opportunities for…
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Alexandra Michat, Chief Purpose Officer at EXO Travel, a leading responsible travel DMC in Asia, shares her personal and professional journey…
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TrainingAid is working with the Berlin Convention Office of visitBerlin to support the Sustainable Meetings Berlin programme, which support hotels,…
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Liz Tuck, Product and Sustainability Team Manager at World Challenge, a leading sustainable educational expeditions provider, shares her stories and…
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(Updated 9th May 2023) How and why is accessible tourism key to sustainable development of destinations, and what can tourism businesses do to become…
Thoughts on Training
Sustainability in tourism organizations depends on the people who deliver our experiences and who implement changes and solutions. As such, fostering…
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TrainingAid is working with HRS to support the Green Stay Initiative, which support hotels with environmental footprint metrics and transparent…
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Ameer Virani, a sustainable tourism development professional with many years of experience working in emerging tourism destinations, shares his hopes…
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An interview with Charmarie Maelge (Associate, Equality in Tourism International and Director, ICRT Sri Lanka), sharing insights into the challenges…
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Paul Stanley, President of Angel-Eco Tours, Angel Conservation Corp. and Fundación Etnika, shares his story of encounters and adventures in…
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Travel enriches our lives. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to experience the joy of traveling can relate to this. But the opportunities to…
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Oscar Almgren, Founder and CEO of the adventure company Uteguiden in Norway, shares his experience as an entrepreneur with a great love for…
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Mario Mellado, an international tourism entrepreneur, shares his story on finding the ecological and social justice principles that are at the heart…
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(Updated on 19 Dec 2022) For organizations and businesses, resilience is a key part of what makes them stronger, and better prepared to respond to…
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Elisa Spampinato, a travel writer and community storyteller, shares her journey in sustainable tourism, and how she found her vision and built her…
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Paola Forero, a historian-turned-entrepreneur who has been working with local and Indigenous communities in Colombia’s northern regions, shares her…
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(Updated Oct 2nd, 2022) Getting stakeholder buy-ins, effectively managing supply chain relationships, and communicating to stakeholders about…
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A key part of the World Tourism Day 2022 theme “Rethinking Tourism” is putting people at the center of discussions around the future of our industry…
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Kana Lauren Chan, Co-founder of INOW in Kamikatsu, Japan, shares her sustainability journey, combining her passion in education, sustainability and…
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Hernán Acevedo, an incoming tourism specialist in Colombia, shares his journey discovering the power of tourism to transform the lives of travellers…
Thoughts on Training
(Updated Aug 9th, 2022) TrainingAid case study on sustainability training for tourism and hospitality employees, published as part of "Sustainability…
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Presented in partnership with Linking Tourism and Conservation (LT…
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A communicator with a career in journalism and education, Deb is building a future that is full of collaboration and growth, with the goal of…
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Håvard Utheim, an entrepreneur focused on travel and technology, shares his sustainability journey, from developing his own businesses to applying…
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TrainingAid collaborates with LT…
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TrainingAid is offering a learning opportunity to SMEs participating in the SUSTOUR support programme, sharing practical guidance on implementing…
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TrainingAid supports the DestiMED Plus project as consultants, focused on providing advice and supporting research and development related to online…
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Chi Lo, a consultant focused on sustainability and social justice practices in tourism worldwide, shares her own journey, pursuing an equitable path…
Ideas and Insights
Experiences. Memories. People. How can destination storytelling be used effectively as part of marketing local experiences to travelers seeking…
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Beyond JDEI hashtags and campaigns, the travel and tourism industry still has a long way to go in becoming a truly just, diverse, equitable and…
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Born and brought up in India, Tanuvi Joe is a freelance writer dedicated to covering the climate crisis and how the tourism industry can transition…
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The COVID19 crisis has highlighted the importance of proactively addressing mental health and well-being, individually and collectively. Here are…
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Can tourism become part of the solution to the climate crisis? Considering tourism is both contributing to and affected by the climate crisis, the…
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Marianela Camacho (Professor, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela) shares her sustainability journey, and her personal, academic and professional…
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Sustainability is a journey. It’s a personal journey, as I strive to do better in my day to day life. It’s a professional journey, as I move through…
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Fabio Fornari, a tourism master's student and researcher from Brazil, shares his journey to becoming a German Chancellor Fellow and finding his…
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We’ve asked industry trailblazers and change makers to share their own experiences, highlighting concrete examples of how tourism can be a positive…
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Sustainable urban tourism solutions address issues such as accessibility, building resilience, climate actions and diversity.
Interview
Interview with Karina Moreton, Co-Founder and Impact Producer at Panoramic Journeys, sharing the tour operator's climate action efforts.
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Is carbon offsetting a part of the steps towards becoming climate positive? Is it a valid solution or just greenwashing? We will address these…
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What are some of the key factors LGBTIQ+ community members consider when evaluating whether an event is inclusive? What can event organizers do to…
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As the industry continues on its slow and uneven paths of recovery, we would like to share some examples and stories of the positive impacts that…
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In January 2020, we joined Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, and committed to actions to address the climate crisis. We aim to achieve meaningful…
Thoughts on Training
Effective approaches and important considerations on how tourism industry connects online, taking lessons from "the year travel stopped", and looking…
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How can we ensure tourism development brings positive changes and lasting benefits for community members?
Projects
TrainingAid provided technical support to develop, manage and deliver a tailored online training course of the Project Management for Sustainable…
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Tips on how tourism and hospitality professionals can make learning an easier and more practical part of your work, and more effectively approach…
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Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency is a network of tourism industry organizations and professionals working together to promote concrete solutions…
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Three lessons on effectively managing small-, medium- and large-scale projects in sustainable tourism, with insights from our partners and expert…
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As many of us return to work after the holidays this week, let's dedicate some of the energy we're putting into our new year's resolutions to come up…
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TrainingAid provided technical support to develop, manage and deliver a tailored online courses in 2018 and 2019, covering the Project Management for…
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The Travel Foundation's approach to developing and delivering projects, offering insights into effective management of tourism destinations.
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Capacity building is a critical part of ensuring a sustainable future for the travel and tourism industry and its role in supporting the global…
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What do tourism industry employers and employees need to enhance professional training and skills building opportunities?
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As part of Wild Asia's 10-year anniversary initiatives celebrating its Responsible Tourism Awards Program, TrainingAid will be co-hosting Live…
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TrainingAid is working with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to support its work in promoting sustainability practices around the world…
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Our most shared articles of 2015 from the TrainingAid Ideas…
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Talent development in tourism is not just about jobs; it’s also key to the growth of the industry as a whole, because a strong workforce is a…
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Focusing exclusively on sustainable and responsible tourism news, Travindy reports on the innovations, insights and issues shaping a sustainable…
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TrainingAid is excited to be part of the Black Sea Sustainable Rural Tourism Program, an integrated rural tourism initiative focused on the…
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Can blogging be a helpful way to increase visibility and boost search performance of a travel website? Are the efforts and resources needed to run…
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How are destinations promoting travel experiences and attractions through local stories and residents' unique perspectives? Three examples of…
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The free e-book "Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good" offers in-depth insights into the issues and challenges surrounding volunteer…
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Leading ecotourism and wildlife travel destinations promote sustainable conservation tourism through engaging messages on wildlife conservation and…
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Effective sustainability communication strategies should promote your destination's messages focused on how you promote tourism that cares for people…
Thoughts on Training
At TrainingAid, we believe that investing in people through effective training, education, and capacity building is one of the most important ways…
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How can tourism innovation be a meaningful part of social development and business solutions? Discover some inspirations, trends, and ideas around…
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Tips on using social media for professional networking. To make the most of social media as a marketing tool for your business, don't overlook the…
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Dr. Xavier Font shares his thoughts on why training and professional development important are important for the tourism industry, and for…
Thoughts on Training
Does your class or training program encourage open-minded approaches to exploring new learning experiences, help create a positive learning…
Thoughts on Training
There’s no question that one of the most exciting aspects of MOOCs is that they, by nature, can be accessed by anyone with Internet access – which…
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The World Travel Market (WTM), a leading international tourism industry exhibition, offered opportunities to learn about responsible tourism, through…
Thoughts on Training
It is safe to say that in the development world human capital development (HCD) is generally considered important for achieving sustained growth and…
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In Europe alone, there are an estimated 70,000 plus organizations (civil society, government and private sector) engaged in the international…