To provide full education facilities for the development of a sustainable tourism future in the ASEAN region by 2020.


  • To provide innovative, multi-disciplinary and best practices trainings and short term courses in sustainable tourism.

  • To undertake 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 create quality / knowledge-based training that protects the environment and promotes respect for heritage and culture.

  • To adhere to and promote ethical codes and conduct and practice corporate social responsibility.

Guiding Principles

ISST is guided by the following principles that will protect the welfare and rights of future generations for a decent and livable environment:

  • Environment-friendly
  • Internationally competitive
  • Economically viable
  • Innovative / multi-disciplinary / knowledge-based training
  • Professionalization of tourism practices
  • High ethical standards
  • Community-based (inclusive growth)
  • Respect for culture and heritage
  • Market-sensitive
  • Good governance