Sustainability Management System
The Green Destinations Standard has enabled us to create a support tool for destinations, which involves measuring, monitoring, defining actions improving quality and sustainability, and a reporting tool to:
We offer assessments and recommendations, and an Awards programme, in preparation for certification
We offer Baseline Assessment, interactive evaluation of baseline performance of the GSTC-Recognised Green Destinations Standard
We offer free public reporting, through tour operators and booking websites
The Green Destinations database contains many data of ca. 2000 destinations.
Data are gathered for ca. 100 indicators on destination quality, trends, and policy performance.
The database helps Green Destinations to assess compliance of Member destinations with the criteria of the Standard. This process is informed by a quantitative assessment of indicators, resulting into an overall Green Destinations rating, composed of thematic ratings (1-10 scale) of:
Fig. Main elements of the Green Destinations Assessment and Reporting system
(GDAR version 1.8) illustrating the structure of assessment and reporting. Destinations, regions and countries can use GD Standard for interactive assessment and monitoring on all relevant Green Destinations Criteria and indicators.
Fig. BookDifferent.com enables its clients to compare destinations with information from the GD database.
This screenshot shows the example of the Portuguese Lisbon region, where Cascais, Sintra and the Oeste region (from Torres Vedras and S. Cruz up to Peniche and Nazaré) make a true green belt along the sea. www.bookdifferent.com/en/green-travel-destinations