GREEN DESTINATIONS

WHO ARE WE?

Green Destinations is an international organisation for the development and recognition of sustainable tourism destinations and businesses based in the Netherlands.

Together with our strategic partners, we support more than 200 destinations and 50 tourism businesses in 60 countries to deliver responsible tourism based on globally recognised principles of sustainable practices and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

HOW CAN GREEN DESTINATIONS HELP YOU?

DESTINATIONS

  • We offer an affordable and easy-to-use GSTC-accredited Certification program.
  • More than any other certifier, we offer destination recognition and visibility in the market through our Awards program and our responsible travel promotion program.
  • Certification is available to destinations of all sizes, including country-wide implementation programs.

TOURISM PROFESSIONALS / ORGANISATIONS

  • Join our large network of tourism professionals, organisations and academic institutions. More than 60 sustainable tourism experts from over 50 different countries are in our Representative network.
  • Share knowledge and experiences with colleagues from around the world.
  • Open call for destination managers and tourism professionals that want to promote our program.

OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Certification Program

Do you need to assess sustainability performance in your destination? We offer a complete, affordable and easy-to-use Assessment, Awards & Certification program that meets the needs of both small and large destinations.

Top 100 Competition

This yearly competition highlights good practice stories in destination management of local and regional destinations, as inspiring examples to other destinations, tour operators and travelers. Open to destinations worldwide.

Global Leaders Program

As Global Leaders we are committed to be at the forefront of innovation in developing tourism, in managing tourism impacts, enhancing benefits, quality and sustainability of our tourism & travel offer.

Good Travel Program

The Good Travel Program offers a variety of tools to assess, support and certify the sustainability of businesses in the tourism sector. Learn more about different tools that we offer as sustainability support for businesses.

PARTNERS Map

GREEN DESTINATIONS REPRESENTATIVES

At Green Destinations we adopted a decentralised approach to our programs by operating a large network of partners and representatives: professionals ranging from independent consultants to NGOs, national tourism boards and government agencies.

Find out here where is your nearest partner and/or how to become one.

OUR DESTINATIONS

GREEN DESTINATIONS COLLECTION

Over the years, more than 400 destinations have joined our programs, gathering a large sustainable destinations community. By joining our programs, your destination will become part of this network, share knowledge and experiences with colleagues from around the world.