Destination Sustainability Training Programme

A 12-week programme to inspire sustainable action in your destination

An innovative 12 week programme proven to make 'Sustainability' make sense for businesses in your destination

Empower the businesses in your destination to feel confident in the area of sustainability and climate action with this 12-week programme

Support businesses in your destination to manage their energy, water and waste consumption

Nurture a holistic understanding of sustainability that focuses on doing less harm, doing more good and making the destination better as a result of tourism activity

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What will this programme deliver for participants?

Nurturing of a 'Sustainable Destination Mindset'

A practical roadmap for 'going green' and reducing carbon emissions that also maps actions for bringing net positive benefit to your destination

Concise, actionable training content supported with templates, workbooks, checklists and case studies

An understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030

A cohort of fellow businesses within the destination who can lead on sustainability and sustainable experience development

Online and in-person training

1-2-1 mentoring supports from expert practitioners

A platform for ongoing networking and collaboration

A bespoke online course library for all training recordings and materials

Programme Legacy

The true value of this programme lies in bringing a diverse group of businesses on a collective sustainability journey together. The programme is designed to allow them build relationships, trust and familiarity with each other. They are encouraged to share experiences, solutions and challenges. They can form a nucleus of sustainable tourism action and leadership within your destination and inspire future participation by others as well. They can also provide a trustworthy set of experiences that can showcase the sustainability initiatives in your destination.

"The Tourism Space has really helped focus our thoughts for our way forward. They are very gifted at getting people to open up and feel safe about sustainability. We have gone from feeling very confused to feeling very confident in what we can do."

Participant Feedback, May 2020

Meet the Training Team

The training is led by one of Ireland's leading tourism training and facilitation consultancies, The Tourism Space™.  The Tourism Space™ works with groups and individuals at all levels of tourism in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland - from the boardrooms where national policy is discussed to one-to-one sessions with private entrepreneurs. We also run an online membership network which keeps us in contact with tourism and community entrepreneurs around Ireland.
Aoibheann Boyle Leaner Support Training Coordinator and Leave No Trace Trainer



Learner Support, Training Coordinator & Leave No Trace Trainer

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Tina O'Dwyer Founder of The Tourism Space, Facilitator Trainer and Programme Coordinator



Founder of The Tourism Space™, Lead Trainer & Programme Coordinator

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Jarlath O'Dwyer Field Trip Coordinator and Host and Trainer



Field Trip Coordinator and Host, Trainer


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Áine Martin Sustainability Trainer and Mentor



Independent Hospitality and Sustainability Consultant and Mentor

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Oonagh O'Dwyer Biodiversity Trainer and Expert ofWild Kitchen holding basket of seaweed by the sea



Biodiversity Expert and Trainer


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Oonagh O'Dwyer Biodiversity Trainer and Expert ofWild Kitchen holding basket of seaweed by the sea



Industry Guest Speaker, Aillwee Burren Experience 

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Programme features


  • A blend of one-to-group and one-to-one trainings

  • A mix of in-person and online trainings

  • Curation of a bespoke online library of programme content and training recordings

  • Inclusion of relatable Industry Guest Speakers where relevant

  • Commissioning Expert Trainers for specific topics such as Biodiversity, Leave No Trace and Accessibility

  • Use of case studies, from both national and international sources

  • Optional learning Field Trip to gain insights from a similar and sustainably developed destination

  • Use of breakout rooms to encourage networking and build familiarity

  • Inclusion of Member Spotlights in each session – allowing each participant business time to showcase their business and what they do to other participants

  • Delivery of a Certified Leave No Trace Awareness Course

  • A compact treatment of the core climate action topics of energy, waste and water

  • 1-2-1 training supports to ensure each participant embeds a sustainability management system around climate action

  • Certificates of Completion

10 Core Training Topics


  • Your Sustainability Management System - Baseline, Action Plan and Targets

  • Energy Conservation & Energy Management

  • Biodiversity and your Business

  • Leave No Trace Awareness Certified Training

  • Water Conservation & Water Management

  • Waste Management and Waste Reduction

  • Offering an Accessible and Inclusive Visitor Experience

  • Marketing your Destination Together this Season

  • Building Sustainability into your Visitor Experience

  • Calculating and reducing your carbon footprint

"A big thank you for guiding us through this, and here's to a bright future for the everyone and the Geopark."

Participant Feedback May 2020

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As part of our sustainability policy, The Tourism Space™, has committed to raising awareness of how tourism can positively contribute to the global sustainability agenda. We have extensive experience, from both a research and practice perspective, in supporting the emergence of sustainable approaches within businesses and destinations. We integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into our programme design and delivery, thereby building awareness and understanding and highlighting how each business and destination can contribute in practical and meaningful ways.

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