Sustainable Tourism & Tourist Guides
A Half Day Seminar for Tourist Guides

2017 was nominated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Raising awareness of Sustainable Tourism issues and principles helps us all: tourist guides, visitors, sites and local populations. The “Sustainable Tourism” seminar aims to raise awareness of the ways in which tourist guides can help to promote and implement sustainable tourism in their own areas of guiding.

In the “Sustainable Tourism” seminar we find key points in the history and development of our industry which have led to the current international emphasis on sustainability. These include not only environmental concerns but also economic factors and the impact of tourism on local populations. Continuing, we study the principles of what makes a guided tour compatible with the concept of sustainable tourism and focus specifically on the role of the tourist guide in fulfilling some of these requirements.

Sustainable Tourism & Tourist Guides seminar in 2017 in Dublin © FEG by Viola Lewis Sustainable Tourism & Tourist Guides seminar in 2017 in Dublin © FEG by Viola Lewis

All qualified tourist guides are eligible to attend.

What will the course participants will gain?

  • Group Management
  • Site Carrying Capacities
  • The Socio-Cultural Demonstration Effect on Local Communities
  • The Socio-Economic Demonstration Effect of Local Communities
  • The Doxey Irritation Index
  • CITES (International Convention on the Trade and Export of Endangered Species)
  • Antiques and Antiquities Laws
  • EU Regulations on Cross-Border Transportation of Fake ‘Designer’ Goods
  • Waste Management
  • Sustainable use of Utilities

General Information

The programme consists of 4 hours directed learning. It covers a range of development activities, essential in any guide training programme. The skills gained are transferable to many tourist guiding situations.

Programme trainers are FEG accredited. To achieve best possible results the number of the course participants is limited.

All trainees of the “Sustainable Tourism & Tourist Guides” seminar will be awarded a FEG e-certificate of attendance.

The price of this course, and all other FEG courses, varies depending on cost and demand. If you are interested in one or more courses listed on our website, please get in touch with our office for more information at