We developed the the Good Travel Seal, a business certification program that expects to create a revolution in sustainability certification. Like all earlier programs, also these initiatives are examples of our efforts against ‘greenwashing’ in tourism. GET TO KNOW THE SEAL HERE
Progress in sustainable tourism depends on leadership and innovation. With this in mind, Green Destinations has launched 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. The Global Leader Members and Partners are committed to be at the forefront of innovation in developing tourism, in managing tourism impacts, enhancing benefits, quality and sustainability of their tourism offer. The initiative will also enable destinations to monitor progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GET TO KNOW THE INITIATIVE HERE
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The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announced that we had achieved GSTC-Accredited status. The awarded status affirmed our commitment to promoting sustainable tourism products and services.
In 2014 Albert Salman founded Green Destinations with the aim to support local, regional and country destinations in enhancing sustainability, quality and market visibility.
The members of the Community are encouraged to nominate their destination for the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories competition, which was first presented at ITB Berlin in 2015, and repeated annually. The aim of the competition is to highlight success stories in destination management, and to exchange good practices between destinations. The Green Destinations Community was launched at ITB Berlin 2015, and had successful meetings and presentations at the Global Green Destinations Days of 2016 in Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2017 in Cascais (Portugal), 2018 in Nijmegen (Netherlands), 2019 in Zagreb and Mali Lošinj (Croatia) and 2020 (Online event). The Global Green Destinations Days is the world’s largest conference for sustainable destinations. Since 2018 they are combined with the annual conferences of the Global Leaders Network.
Destinations, regions and countries are connected to the world’s largest sustainable destinations community through their Green Destinations Ambassadors. Green Destinations Ambassadors share knowledge and experiences with colleagues from around the world. Together with Experts and solution providers, GD Ambassadors help their destination to improve by promoting Sustainability solutions.
Green Destinations developed a complete, affordable and easy-to-use Assessment & Certification programme that fits the needs of both small and larger destinations. It is operated through an online Assessment & Reporting platform based upon the GSTC-Recognised Green Destinations Standard and the GD Database with data from 2000 destinations. The platform helps destinations to improve sustainability management and performance, best price guaranteed. For more information, read more about our Awards & Certification. Destinations that subscribe to the GD Assessment & Reporting platform become member of the Green Destinations Community.