We work for the benefit of the Green Destinations Community: destinations, representatives, and stakeholders. Together we make their places better and more sustainable.

Note

Green Destinations Foundation is the responsible entity for the Green Destinations Awards & Certification, trainings and events. The Good Travel Guide is a program of the company Green Destinations BV.

OUR CORE VALUES

G

Genuine

Supporting the authentic celebration of local culture and tradition.

R

Responsible and Respectful

Avoiding exploitation of people in tourism, and preventing disruptive mass tourism (overtourism).

E

Economically sustainable

Involving the local business community and enhancing local community employment.

E

Environment & Climate-friendly

Combatting the climate crisis, environmental degradation and pollution, whilst ensuring public health.

N

Nature & Scenery friendly

Protecting scenic views, landscapes, natural habitats and wildlife..

WHY GREEN VALUES?

Adopting these GREEN values will help destinations to enhance their quality, attractiveness and competitiveness; it will help attract ‘green travellers’, respectful visitors who will spend more in the destination. The GREEN values are the basis of our programmes for policy improvement, Destination Awards and certification.

COOPERATION

Green Destinations works together with tourism business and media partners in order to make the green offer of destinations better visible in the marketplace.

OUR STORY

Timeline

2021
February 23

GREEN DESTINATIONS STANDARD V2

In 2020, the 1st GD Standard (developed in 2016) was updated based on consultation with the GD Partnership and re-aligned with the GSTC Destination Criteria V2 – prolonging its ‘GSTC Recognised Status’ in 2021.

January 21

GD TRAINING

Our training courses are designed to provide flexibility in the way participants pace their training, and to be easily adaptable to the current needs, trends, and conditions of the tourism sector. Courses are aimed at DMMOs, destination management leaders, practitioners, and key tourism stakeholders.

2020
October 6

5th GGDD (Online)

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4th plenary meeting of the GD Community in an online GGDD event.

September 30

GOOD TRAVEL GUIDE

LOGO - GTG

Launch of the Good Travel Guide by Green Destinations BV, a long awaited result following the Earth Travel initiative from 2016.

GET TO KNOW THE GUIDE HERE

June 30

VIRUS-AWARE SEAL

First local pilots of the Virus-Aware Seal by Green Destinations BV and RVO The Netherlands in the Dutch Caribbean, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The VAS is introduced as a free add-on to the Good Travel Seal.

2019
December 31

GOOD TRAVEL SEAL

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First local pilots of the Good Travel Seal, an initiative of Green Destinations BV that aims to make business certification affordable and transparent as an instrument against ‘greenwashing’ in tourism.

GET TO KNOW THE SEAL HERE

 

October 8

4th GGDD

4th Global Green Destinations Days connference in Zagreb and Mali Lošinj (Croatia); Launch of 2019 Top 100.

March 6

TOP 100 AWARDS EVENT AT ITB PALAIS

Green Destinations foundation organises the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards event in the ITB Palais am Funkturm. The event is attended by over 300 ITB-delegates.

2018
September 25

3rd GGDD

3rd Global Green Destinations Days conference in Nijmegen (Netherlands); Launch of 2018 Top 100.

September 25

GLOBAL LEADERS FOUNDING EVENT

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Progress in sustainable tourism depends on leadership and innovation. With this in mind, Green Destinations BV launches a network for destination and businesses leaders as an exclusive platform for cooperation, mutual learning, sharing experience and improvement. The Founding Declaration has been signed by the fifty invited experts at the first Global Leaders Conference, 25-26 September 2018 in the Dutch city of Arnhem, hosted by the Province of Gelderland.

GET TO KNOW THE INITIATIVE HERE

GET IN TOUCH!

Any questions about how to join our programs? Our team will be happy to assist you.

contact@greendestinations.org