Find out about our events and conferences here. You can also find our past events here.
Green Destinations Story Awards at ITB Berlin 2021
The Green Destinations Story Awards is a ceremony to showcase the most inspirational stories of resilient tourism practices from the 2020 Top 100 Competition – sponsored by ITB and GLP Films.
Global Green Destination Days 2021
The city of Bodrum (Turkey) will host the next Global Green Destinations Days (GGDD) conference. More information about the event coming soon.
6 - 8 October 2020
Global Green Destination Days 2020
ONLINE (Bodrum event rescheduled to spring 2021)
Due to the Covid-19 situation, unfortunately the planned Global Green Destinations Days 6-8 October in Bodrum is rescheduled to spring 2021. Instead, GGDD20 will be an online conference with key-notes and good practice presentations.
4 March 2020
Sustainable Destination Awards and Tourism2030
ITB Berlin was canceled, but the winners of the Sustainable Destination Awards 2020 were announced online.
23 - 24 July 2019
Green Destinations advanced training workshop
QualityCoast / Green Destinations members, Top 100 year 2 applicants, GD partners and (aspirant) auditors-advisors are invited to an advanced Green Destinations training workshop 23-24 July in Sintra, Portugal.
The training is aimed at enhancing the benefits of Green Destinations membership and improving applications for GD Awards & Certification, and has as main objectives:
- Learn from the Slovenia Green approach towards introducing sustainable destination management and engaging stakeholders in a structured and step-wise manner;
- Enhancing the (QualityCoast/ Green Destinations) Award applications by better understanding key criteria requirements, background, and guidance…
8-12 October 2019
Global Green Destinations Days 2019
This October, Green Destinations and its Croatian partners will host the world’s leading event that gives destination and business leaders, managers and experts committed to sustainable tourism, a unique opportunity to meet many international colleagues; to discover practical tools and solutions with the exchange of success stories and best practices experience, and to better support their local business and stakeholder communities.
- 8 Oct. Zagreb: GD Partner Training
- 9-11 Oct. Zagreb, Gorski Kotar, Mali Lošinj: Sessions, Workshops, Field trip
- 12 Oct.: Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
9 May 2019
Dutch QualityCoast Award Ceremony
Ouddorp (ZH) | The Netherlands
Green Destinations and Blue Flag Netherlands will this year jointly organise on the 9th of May a flag hoisting ceremony, in the QualityCoast Platinum municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee (province of South-Holland). It will be a full-day event with informative afternoon seminars focusing on building climate neutral tourism and the celebration of cultural heritage.
Register before May 2nd to secure your participation in this event.
6 March 2019
2019 Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards
For the second year, ITB Berlin will host this ‘Best of Top 100’ awards event: a selection of the finest Top 100 destinations based on jury-reviewed sustainability success stories submitted by the Top 100 destinations.
Join the presentation of the Awards at ITB Berlin on 6 March 2019, Palais am Funkturm (Awards Hall), 16.00-17.15
20-23 February 2019
GSTC & GD Sustainable Tourism Training
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and Green Destinations (GD) will jointly offer a Training Seminar in February 2019, focusing on best practices in sustainable destination development and management. The Training Event will take place in Chora of Skyros Island, Greece.
The training program will include a general training focused on the GSTC Criteria for Destinations, the global baseline standard for sustainability in travel and tourism. Based on the curriculum of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) and led by Dr. Ioannas Pappas. Additionally, the Green Destinations training, to be led by Albert Salman, helps industry professionals to progress in making destinations more sustainable, and to become engaged in destination certification and award programs.
25-28 September 2018
Global Green Destinations Days 2018
Announcement and Registration
Green Destinations and its Dutch partners present the world’s leading event for business and destination leaders, managers and experts committed to sustainable tourism, taking place in the Netherlands.
- Sep 25-26: Global Destination Leaders Conference (in Arnhem) incl. field visit in the Province of Gelderland.
- Sep 27: Global Green Destinations Day (in Nijmegen). A rich and interactive conference program for sustainable tourism professionals, with English and Dutch sessions. Market place featuring innovative business solutions. Sustainable Destinations Awards presentation.
- Sep 26, 28: Excursions in and around Nijmegen.
- Sep 28: Top 100 Sustainable Destinations workshop in Nijmegen.
19-22 June 2018
Sustainable Destinations Training Course
Tourism for Peace and Prosperity
Green Destinations and an international team of trainers in the field of destination sustainability invite destination managers and professionals, participants from the tourism business sector, and destination management experts to register for this course. Participation is limited.
7 March 2018, 16:00-17:30h
Best of Top 100 Awards, ITB Berlin
Key role of destinations recognised by
new Awards at ITB Berlin (Germany)
ITB provides its prime auditorium ‘Palais am Funkturm’, to a new mainstream award scheme exclusively dedicated to destinations: the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards.
28-30 September 2017
GREENFEST – Global Green Destinations Event
Destination Leaders’ Success Stories
Green Destinations’ 2017 event was dedicated to Storytelling and Showcasing Sustainable Tourism Successes, by Top 100 Sustainable Destinations and other destination leaders.
22 September 2017
Green Destinations Day Italy
IT.A.CÀ RIMINI 2017
Italian satellite event connected to the 2017 Global Green Destinations Event.
IT.A.CÀ Rimini hosted a rich programme, including an International Conference, Best practice examples, Green Destination Networking Meeting, and a Student Forum.
27-28 September 2016
Global Green Destinations Day 2016
This flagship Green Destinations event has brought together 350 global experts in sustainable development and green tourism, opinion leaders, representatives of destinations, associations, hoteliers and tourist operators who strive for sustainable development in tourism. The 2017 Sustainable Destinations Award winners were presented during Global Green Destinations Gala, 27 September 2016 in the Castle of Ljubljana (Slovenia), European Green Capital 2016.