Green Destinations Standard

A GSTC-Recognised tool for destination sustainability

The Green Destinations Standard is a GSTC-recognised set of criteria to measure, monitor and improve the sustainability policy and management of destinations and regions. It makes sustainable development concrete, objective and demonstrable; covering the following themes:

Destination Management

Nature & Scenery

Environment & Climate

Culture & Tradition

Social Well-being

Business & Hospitality

Awards that apply the Standards

Green Destinations allows countries, regions (existing or new) sustainability certification programmes to use the Green Destinations standard and its reporting system. Current programmes that apply the standard are:


Green Destinations Awards

More information

The Green Destinations Standard can be consulted via our Assessment & Reporting System, an innovative online platform that enables assessment, planning, reporting and auditing of a destination’s sustainability performance.

Register for the Quick Scan to find out quickly how your destination is doing, and get to know the system and its functionalities!