WHO ARE WE?

We are the Green Destinations Foundation. A non-profit organisation for sustainable destination development and recognition based in the Netherlands.

Together with our partners we support more than 200 destinations in 60 countries to deliver responsible tourism based upon globally recognized principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Empowering local communities to make tourism sustainable”
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WHY JOIN US?

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 in more than 30 countries.
  • 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.

Events

We host various sustainability-related events throughout the year, including the Top 100 Competition Awards at the ITB Berlin, and the Global Green Destinations Days, the leading event in sustainable tourism for business and destination leaders.

Good Travel Guide

Become part of the Good Travel Guide, our affiliate sustainable travel platform that promotes destinations and businesses to responsible travellers looking for a green holiday.

OUR COMMUNITY & DESTINATIONS

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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.

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.

GET IN TOUCH!

Any questions about how to join our programs?
Fill out the contact form on the right or simply send us an e-mail to:

contact@greendestinations.org