Rewilding Training Tourism

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Rewilding Training Tourism

Professionalising and scaling up nature-based tourism across Europe.

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Incorporating rewilding best practices

Rewilding Training Tourism is a training programme focused on developing and upskilling the guiding and hospitality segment of Europe’s nature tourism sector. Set up by Rewilding Europe, it aims to professionalise and scale up nature-based tourism in Europe.

The Rewilding Training Tourism programme comprises three separate stages, with each of these including an assessment and a “Rewilding certificate” for participants. It is designed for guides, hospitality and tourism entrepreneurs, and other local partners in rewilding landscapes. Providing comprehensive rewilding and tourism training, it incorporates Rewilding Europe’s best practices.

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Benefits for you and your business

  • Receive comprehensive rewilding training – incorporating rewilding best practices;
  • Build broad spectrum skills in guiding, hospitality and service, with a rewilding mindset and rewilding principles;
  • Partake in a world-first hospitality, service and guiding training facility for nature-based tourism related to rewilding in Europe;
  • Add value to your business with official certification from Rewilding Europe, obtained after successfully completing the different stages of the programme;
  • Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from partners and experts from other European areas.

Rewilding Training Tourism Stages 2022


Stage 1


Online training and selection

A series of five webinar training presentations for all candidates, including an introduction to nature-based tourism, rewilding, hospitality, engaging nature and local partnerships across diverse landscapes, and nature-based economies.

Stage 2


Nature-based tourism in-field training

A five-day in-field training programme for a maximum of 8 participants, followed by theoretical submissions and principles for grading. Bringing people together to learn and train in different environments across rewilding landscapes.

Stage 3


Further training for entrepreneurs

Apply the learnings from Stage 1 & 2 to a live scenario where you will co-create a new nature-based business concept. This will include impact on people, nature and rewilding and equip participants with the skills to develop new business for different areas in the future.

For more information about dates, locations and prices of the different training stages in 2022:


Download the brochure

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Next Rewilding Training Tourism intake

Registration for November 2022

In November 2022 we will start with a new webinar series. We invite all those who are interested in the course to get in touch soon by sending an email to Or sign up via the form below.

The webinars in November will run on Wednesdays from 10.00 to 12.00 CET for five consecutive weeks, starting on the 2nd of November.

The Stage 1 Webinars will be presented by Simon Collier from Nature Tourism Development and several rewilding specialists from Rewilding Europe.


Stage 1 of the Rewilding Training Tourism programme costs:

November 2022 Intake: €235,- per person(excl VAT). VAT Automatically added at checkout.

This includes five webinars, homework, assessments, examinations and access to a virtual community of rewilding professionals. Those who pass will receive a Rewilding Training Tourism certificate and can elect to move on to Stage 2 Field Training.

Download the brochure here

Register now for the webinar series (stage 1)

You can register now for the November 2022 webinar series (stage 1 of the training).
Please register and pay via the link below. You will immediately get access to our training platform and community.


Register for the November webinar series

About the organizers

Aukje van Gerven is Rewilding Europe’s Rewilding Training & Tourism Manager and co-developed Rewilding Training Tourism together with nature-based tourism expert Simon Collier from Nature Tourism Development, which helps professionals acquire skills in service and hospitality, and in guiding through presential, online and field trainings. Together they successfully piloted the programme and will now lead it into its second year.

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