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Climate Friendly Travel Diploma

Are You Looking For A Great Career In Tomorrow’s Tourism Industry?

Join the world’s first online course on Climate Friendly Travel – destined to become the “New Normal” in a Post-Pandemic, cleaner, greener, more responsible future. Prepare for careers in Sustainable Transport & Hospitality, or maybe government policy development, or destination management? Discover Climate Friendly Travel and how it fits with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Explore Europe’s Green Deal and similar new Green regional policy thinking.
  • Consider how transport can grow and become Climate Neutral.
  • Study how clean energy will transform hotels and entertainment.
  • See the benefits to local community livelihoods and nature conservation – as well the costs.
  • Learn in interactive sessions with some of the top lecturers from around the world.
  • Qualify for a year’s work experience with one of our leading-edge Sustainability Partners.
  • Acquire new skills and qualifications to prepare for tomorrow’s Tourism industry.


Guest Lecturers


Programme Focus

The world’s first course dedicated to Tourism & Climate Resilience. Students with a passion for Sustainable Travel & Tourism will: 

  • Understand why Climate Change is a dominant issue on the global agenda and recognize its major impact on Travel & Tourism
  • Follow the development and the science behind the impact of Climate Change on the components of Travel & Tourism - transport, hospitality services and destination activity.
  • Learn theoretical and practical aspects of Green Development strategy, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Understand the key elements of Climate Friendly Travel and how it will help transform the sector to meet the Paris carbon reduction targets.
  • Prepare for roles in companies, communities, and government, implementing long-term transformation.

Entry Requirements


Successful completion of one of ITS’ Certificate Study Programmes (MQF Level 3).


5 O level subjects at MQF level 3 (SSC&P level 3); of which (i) English language is compulsory, (ii) 2 O level subjects must include Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and/or Hospitality. For definition of MQF levels and grades, refer to page 64.


Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate for an interview prior to acceptance.


Free for Maltese Students
€2,500 for EU students
€3,500 for Non-EU students



  • Climate Friendly Travel Trainer
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
To discuss the Diploma with our colleagues at the Institute of Tourism Studies, please leave your details below and we will get in touch. If you wish to apply for the course directly with ITS please click here.

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