Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards hosted by ITB Berlin

For the second year, the ‘Best of Top 100’ will be unveiled at ITB Berlin.  This is a selection of the finest Top 100 destinations based on jury-reviewed sustainability success stories submitted by the Top 100 destinations. This is a unique event exclusively dedicated to recognise innovation and good practices in tourism management of destinations leading the way towards 

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Sustainable Destination Training

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Green Destinations will jointly offer a 4-day training class in February 2019, focusing on best practices in sustainable destination development and management. The training program will include a 2-day training focused on the GSTC Criteria for Destinations (February 19th and 20th), the global baseline standard for sustainability in 

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60 Early-Bird Destinations selected in 2018 Sustainable Destinations Competition

The first 60 destinations of the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 were unveiled during Global Green Destinations Day in EU Green Capital Nijmegen on World Tourism Day 2018. This list celebrates the efforts of tourism destinations’ responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives. As a response to increasing local resistance against disruptive mass tourism (overtourism), the  theme for this 

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Green Destinations is now GSTC-Accredited

July 5, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Destinations has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations. Achieving the GSTC-Accredited status means that a certification program is following processes and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by the GSTC Accreditation Panel. 

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The World’s Best Sustainable Destinations unveiled at ITB

The World’s Best Sustainable Destinations will be unveiled in the Awards Hall of ITB Berlin, at the end of its Opening day, March 7. From 100 top-sustainable destinations, 32 finalists have been selected by a Jury representing 12 international organisations. The Jury will announce the Best of Cities, Communities & Culture, the Best of Nature, 

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Green Destinations Partners with Sustainability Leaders Project

Share your Sustainable Destination Strategy! Green Destinations has become the Sustainability Leaders Project (SLP) Knowledge Partner for Sustainable Destination Strategies. We invite destination developers, managers and advisors to tell SLP the sustainability story of their destination. It will be interviews, but shorter than the SLP-expert interviews, and questions will focus on the destination, not so 

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2017 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 unveiled

101 Destinations Win Global Sustainability Competition The Sustainable Destinations Top 100 is unveiled for the third time on World Tourism Day 2017. The awards celebrate the efforts of tourism destinations’ responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives. The list is the result of open calls in newswires, social and business media. Destinations could be nominated by any 

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Vail, Colorado enters certification process of Mountain IDEAL Standard

Green Destinations is acting as Certification Body of the newly GSTC-Recognised Mountain IDEAL Standard for the assessment of its first participant – the USA mountain resort of Vail, Colorado. The Mountain IDEAL destination standard has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that include winter and summer activities. Green Destinations’ auditor Dr. Magdalena A.K. Muir 

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