Membership, Training and Certification for the Irish Travel Industry

At Sustainable Travel Ireland, we make it easy to achieve internationally recognised certification. This certification will show that your business takes full account of its current and future environmental, social and economic impacts.

Our certification standard is the only set of criteria used in Ireland that is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).


Becoming a member of Sustainable Travel Ireland has never been easier, our membership structure is designed to be affordable to all.

Sign up today and access a range of training suitable for your business, whether you are taking the first steps towards sustainability or already well on your way.

Join the growing community of sustainable Irish tourism businesses today.

Leaders in Training

We offer a wide range of training and coaching options, including open training days, group training courses, bespoke in-house coaching and online training and tools.

Become a member today and gain access to 20+ online training courses.

World-Class Certification

Global standards. Independent, impartial auditing.

Third-party certification can enhance your B2B relationships and provide your customers with clarity and peace of mind when engaging with your business. All of our training aligns to this step.

What is Sustainable Tourism?

Tourism that takes full account of its current and future environmental, social and economic impacts, addressing the needs of the environment, host communities, visitors and the industry.

*As defined by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

Why Choose Us?

Sustainable Travel Ireland (formerly Ecotourism Ireland) has been training, certifying and driving sustainable tourism in Ireland for 10 years.

As the only Irish certification body with criteria recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), we can offer you a product that has the advantage of being both globally aligned and designed for the Irish tourism industry.

Taking a look at your business, we will guide you through the process of integrating more sustainable practices, relationships and management processes into every aspect of what you do.

The Benefits of Membership, Training and Certification

Sustainable business practices can have major benefits for your business, products, team and the community. These include cost savings, marketing opportunities, more efficient systems, team engagement and future proofing your business.

Sustainable business is good business.

Telling Your Story

We believe that sharing your story with authenticity is helpful to you, your customers and the global drive towards sustainability.

Becoming a member of Sustainable Travel Ireland will allow you to communicate your journey, not just your final goal. We break the journey into manageable legs, allowing you to set your sights on achievable short- and medium-term goals. Even better, our labels will allow you to represent and communicate the current stage of your journey.