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This workshop is a training based on Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) standards held in Boracay, an island that is focusing on Sustainable Tourism Practices. Aside of the GSTC training there will be also presentations addressing the current state and the achievements of Boracay in regards to Sustainable Tourism as well as time for networking and cocktails.


  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the GSTC Criteria, the baseline standard for sustainability in travel and tourism.
  • Make informed decisions on how to implement sustainability practices for your company or destination.
  • Get ready for developing viable and actionable sustainable tourism policies and practices for your organisation
  • Learn about real life cases as sustainable tourism examples
  • Meet like minded people, network while enjoying your cocktail watching the stunning sunset of Boracay

Aug 29 & 30, 2019

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Discovery Shores Boracay
Address: Station 1 Barangay Balabag Boracay Island, Malay, 5608 Aklan
Phone: (02) 720 8888

Malay, Western Visayas, Philippines

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Agenda

  • Day 1 (August 29, 2019)
    9 AM - 10:30 AMIntroduction to the GSTC, GSTC Industry and Destination Criteria, and the GSTC Accreditation program
    Introduction to the GSTC, GSTC Industry and Destination Criteria, and the GSTC Accreditation program

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

    10:30 AM - 11 AMMorning Break
    Tea Break
    11 AM - 12:30 PMGSTC Criteria A. Sustainable Management
    GSTC Criteria A. Sustainable Management

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch Break
    Lunch Break
    1:30 PM - 3 PMGSTC Criteria Section B. Social and Economic Benefits
    GSTC Criteria Section B. Social and Economic Benefits

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

    3 PM - 3:30 PMAfternoon Tea Break
    Afternoon Tea Break
    3:30 PM - 5 PMGuest Speaker presentation and Q&A on real-life business/destination example [Guest speaker to be announced]
    Guest Speaker presentation and Q&A on real-life business/destination example

    [Guest speaker to be announced]
    Day 2 (August 30, 2019)
    9 AM - 10:30 AMGSTC Criteria Section C. Maximize benefits to communities, visitors, and culture
    GSTC Criteria Section C. Maximize benefits to communities, visitors, and culture

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

    10:30 AM - 11 AMMorning Tea Break
    Morning Tea Break
    11 AM - 12:30 PMGSTC Criteria Section D. Maximize benefits to environment
    GSTC Criteria Section D. Maximize benefits to environment

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch Break
    Lunch Break
    1:30 PM - 3 PMGroup exercise, presentations and discussions
    Group exercise, presentations and discussions

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

    3 PM - 3:30 PMAfternoon Tea Break
    Afternoon Tea Break
    3:30 PM - 5 PMGroup exercise, presentations, and discussions
    Group exercise, presentations, and discussions

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

Speakers

  • Mihee Kang (GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC)

    Mihee Kang

    GSTC Program Director – Asia-Pacific Region of GSTC

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  • Arnel Yaptinchay (Co-Trainer at GSTC)

    Arnel Yaptinchay

    Co-Trainer at GSTC

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Tickets

Standard ticket
₱14,500
$275
Students, NGOs, Government officials

Students, NGOs, Government officials only. Verification at entrance may be required

₱13,000
$250

Inclusions

Event Inclusions:

  • Training room in Restaurant Forno Osteria for both days on August 29 and 30
  • Two (2) AM Snacks, two (2) PM Snacks, two (2)  Lunches
  • Sunset drink and appetiser canapés at the 360 Roof Lounge on the late afternoon of August 29
  • Training materials


Room Rates in Discovery Shores for this event (single/double occupancy,  not included in event ticket):

  • Junior Suite:                   11,500 PHP
  • One Bderoom Suite:       13,500 PHP
  • One Bedroom Premier:   14,600 PHP


Inclusions in the Room Rate:

  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Sands Restaurant from 6AM to 10AM
  • Complimentary en-suite foot wash upon arrival
  • Complimentary refreshments and welcome snack tray in the room upon arrival
  • Coffee and tea making facilities inside the room, replenished daily Satellite / Cable Television
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Special turndown amenities
  • ln room safe
  • Complimentary use of the luxurious pool, state-of the-art gym
  • Complimentary snack station at the poolside (10:00AM-4PM)
  • Complimentary daily kids activities at Kids Room every 4:00PM
  • Complimentary shuttle service from the resort to any destination between Station 1 and Station 3 (subject to availability)
  • Roundtrip land and boat transfers from Caticlan Airport available during check in and checkout dates only (Caticlan Airport-Fairways Welcome Center to Discovery Shores and vice versa


Other hotels can be arranged individually in near distance to the training venue in Discovery Shores.

These have to be chosen and booked independently.


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