Find out about our events and conferences here. You can also find our past events here.


March 2021

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.

Autumn 2021

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

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

Sintra, Portugal

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.

Provisional Program:

  • 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

ITB Berlin

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

Skyros, Greece

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.

If you can’t wait to book your tickets to Amsterdam, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and partners offer you a 15% discount on your airfare:  https://goo.gl/X9Kwhk

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

Cascais (Portugal)

Green Destinations’ 2017 event was dedicated to Storytelling and Showcasing Sustainable Tourism Successes, by Top 100 Sustainable Destinations and other destination leaders.

5 July 2017

Dutch Green Destinations Day & QualityCoast Award Ceremony

Renesse, Zeeland (NL)

The event presented Green Solutions, introduced the Viami travel map and Dutch QualityCoast destinations hoisted their new flags to celebrate renewal of their awards.

22 September 2017

Green Destinations Day Italy


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

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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.