Background

The International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) is a private non-stock and non-profit corporation established in 2010 in the Philippines. It is an organization dedicated to education and technical training of manpower to develop, promote and viably operate sustainable tourism in the Philippines and other ASEAN countries. Also, it is dedicated to the upliftment of the lives of the people of communities with ecological resources that need to be preserved and can be sustainably used for tourism.

With it’s competent faculty and staff and through excellent leadership of the Board of Directors, ISST has the capability of reaching out to people for the training that will empower them to viably manage their communities so that it will earn for them income and livelihood in tourism. ISST helps inculcate in tourism stakeholders and visitors the values of responsible tourism, where people interact with nature in a mutually beneficial relationship.

A trainors’ training institute with noted international lecturers/resource speakers from various parts of the world, it has experience based learning programs. The ISST offers intensive short term courses (3 days – 3 months) specifically designed for executives, the working class and new graduates who are looking to expand their tourism business, specialize in certain field or improve their knowledge on certain tourism aspect.

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Mission

The International School of Sustainable Tourism is committed to train stakeholders to be globally competitive by utilizing innovative and multi-disciplinary programs through quality knowledge-based training and short-courses that  protects the environment and promotes culture and heritage conservation and all aspects of sustainable tourism.

Vision

ISST is committed to be the premiere school in Asia Pacific by 2030 that will produce highly competent graduates in tourism and travel management by promoting sustainable development and inclusive growth.

Objectives

  • To provide consultancy and community extension services for sustainable tourism awareness and appreciation.
  • To undertake timely and responsive basic and applied research in sustainable tourism useful for education and planning.
  • To explore market opportunities in ASEAN and the rest of the world for sustainable tourism training that will bring about economic benefits to the communities.
  • To adhere and promote ethical codes of conduct and practice corporate social responsibility.