ABTA launches free sustainability training

ABTA launches free sustainability training

The training is designed for all professionals in travel

ABTA, The Travel Association is encouraging its members to take its free online training course providing an introduction to sustainability in travel.

The course sets out what sustainability means in travel and tourism, why it is important and what action can be taken.

Following ABTA’s Tourism for Good report, the aim of the training is to help increase knowledge and understanding of sustainability in travel. It will also help people identify the role they can play in developing a more sustainable industry.

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The training covers the fundamentals of sustainability in travel, looking particularly at four main areas:

- Managing environmental issues
- Destination management and local impacts
- Respecting human rights
- Managing animal welfare

The course is suitable for people in any role in travel, from travel agents and tour operators to marketing and sales executives, and the wider industry.


Speaking about the initiative, ABTA, The Travel Association director of Industry Relations Susan Deer said: “No matter what your job is in the travel industry, whether you work in customer service or product development, are a travel agent or tour operator, we all need to have an understanding of the industry’s sustainability agenda.

“To truly achieve a sustainable travel industry, sustainability needs to be integrated into all parts of the business and all employees aware of the issues and the action needed. We designed this course to help those with little knowledge on sustainability and travel to become more informed.”

The training is found on the ABTA Knowledge Zone and is free for ABTA members. Partners and non-members can purchase digital licences for up to 10 users priced at £275 + VAT.

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