Welcome to the

Global Green Destinations Days 2021

The 6th edition of the Global Green Destinations Days took place as a free conference between 4th – 7th October and just like last year, we brought the conference directly to you

The annual flagship event of Green Destinations connected sustainability professionals, destinations, and tourism boards through good practices to support peer-to-peer learning and discover initiatives, practical tools, and solutions for sustainable tourism destinations. You can watch the recordings of all days with interactive presentations, discussions, and workshops.

As always, our recently awarded destinations from our Awards and Certification Program were honoured in an interactive ceremony. And of course, the list of the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations of 2021, who have engaged to become more future-proof and submitted their Good Practice Stories on how to do that, was unveiled.

OUR THEMES & HOSTS

SESSIONS

A stimulating multiple-day program offers thematic panels, award celebrations, workshops and networking with good practice presentations.

PANELS

Each day of the event hosts a thematic Panel Session where destination managers with good practice stories come together to share their experiences and discuss their solutions together. The presentations and panel discussions also include time for questions from the audience.

CEREMONIES

Let’s celebrate destinations that are already stepped on their sustainability journey:

– Green Destinations Awards and Certification Ceremony
– Unveiling the 2021 Top 100 Sustainability Stories

WORKSHOPS

The workshops will give practical insights into tools that destinations are offered in order to support their development.

– Climate Emergency Workshop
– Reset & Recovery Workshop

NETWORKING

Between and after each session of the event, we will open thematic networking rooms, where the audience can connect with the speakers, Green Destinations Representatives and Program Coordinators.

A panel of experts

This year’s event will bring together online selected destination leaders representing globally important tourism destinations. A unique opportunity to learn from specialists in the field, peer-to-peer learning, and discover practical tools and solutions in sustainability issues.

Each day of the event hosts a thematic Panel Session where destination managers with good practice stories come together to share their experiences and discuss their solutions together. The presentations and panel discussions also include time for questions from the audience.

Let’s celebrate destinations that are already stepped on their sustainability journey.

Green Destinations Awards and Certification Ceremony

Let’s celebrate the Awarded and Certified Destinations of 2021, recognising excellence in the primary aspects connected to the destination’s quality offer to travelers. These events provide our destinations international exposure and publicity opportunities about their sustainability achievements.

Session date:
Monday 4, October 2021 – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM UTC +2 (CEST)

Hosted by: Hugo de Jong

Unveiling the 2021 Top 100 Sustainability Stories

At GGDD21, we celebrate the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations of 2021, recognising their efforts and steps towards sustainability helping to make tourism more profitable for all stakeholders by building awareness on the negative impacts and hidden costs of tourism development.

Session date:
Tuesday 5, October 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM UTC +2 (CEST)

Hosted by: Albert Salman and Louise de Hemmer

The workshops will give practical insights into tools that destinations are offered in order to support their development.

Between and after each session of the event, we will open thematic networking rooms, where the audience can connect with the speakers, Green Destinations Representatives and Program Coordinators.

Call for Presenters

We are glad to announce that we are opening the Call for presenters’ for tourism professionals willing to share their good practice stories about destination management at this year’s Global Green Destinations Days
online conference.

Do you have a story or initiative linking destination management to sustainable tourism? If so, we want to give you the opportunity to participate as a speaker in one of the themes listed below.

If you are eager to share your destination’s story with a worldwide global network of destination managers, sustainability experts, and a large audience of tourism organizations and professionals you can apply by submitting the following details:

  • Selecting (at least) one of the 5 themes
  • Sending us a short summary of your presentation
  • Sending us your bio
  • Sending us your picture
    (In case you are selected as a speaker, we will use your picture as marketing material to promote the Global Green Destinations Days. Should you not be selected as a presenter, your picture will be deleted.)

If you have any questions about being a presenter at the Global Green Destinations Days or any other related queries, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

Please note that the call remains open until the 15th of August but the places will be filled continuously, in order of application.
The final notification about the selection and agenda will be sent on
20th of August.

Thank you in advance for your application. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

Registrations for the conference are also open. You can save your spot, be it as a speaker or as an audience, by registering here.

Call for Hosts

Key success factors for the Host are:

  1. Use the event to boost your business stakeholder and community involvement;
  2. Incorporate the event in the destination’s marketing strategy;
  3. Tap into the marketing benefits that a sustainable online conference provides.

The marketing plan of the Event is prepared together with the GD team and the Host to reach its maximum potential.

A Host destination may obtain specialist support to make its nomination for the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories and to prepare for a Green Destinations Award. 

Hosting opportunities 

The official language of the Event is English, but in respect of all languages, perfect English is not necessary for the Hosting role. The promotional videos and interviews can be pre-recorded in the Host’s language, adding English subtitles for the event. We show the different ways of hosting below. All options are open for discussion:

OPTION 1

Hosting one of the main thematic days of the event.

OPTION 2

Hosting several days or even the whole of the event.

Triple bottom line principle of the online Event

Economically, the event will stimulate tourism demand and will highly contribute to sustainable branding becoming a primary motive to visit the destination.

Socio-Culturally, the Event enhances the awareness of the host destination,  encourages cultural exchange, and promotes the preservation of local culture.

Environmental, benefits include an enhanced environmental awareness, the desire for the conservation of natural resources, and a strengthened focus on minimizing carbon footprint. This is a key marketing potential when hosting the online Event.

If you have any questions about being a host or sponsor at the Global Green Destinations Days or have any other related queries, reach out by clicking the button below.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Fill out the contact form on the right or simply send us an e-mail to:

events@greendestinations.org