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29 June 2021

Global Leaders
Network Meeting

In a most inspiring online session we met with over 50 delegates from 30 countries to further explore and discuss the possibilities for sustainable tourism on a regional and country level, intending to learn from excellent good practice examples and therefore expanding the 2018 founded Global Leaders Network. A great thank you to our fantastic guest speakers for their truly inspirational and motivating stories on their efforts to implement sustainable tourism practices country wide.

22 June 2021

2nd Green Destinations
Representatives Meeting in 2021

For the second time this year, we have met together with our more than 50 Green Destinations Representatives from around the world to exchange and share the progress that has been made and support each other in any challenges that we face. A great thank you to all 53 participants and we are looking forward to catching up again in September.

29 April 2021

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The Healing Force of Landscapes

At the occasion of Healing Landscape Day of the Dutch Landscape Triennale 2021, on the 29 April 2021, Nature For Health and Green Destinations organize the international seminar “Green Destinations – Healthy Destinations – the healing force of landscapes”, highlighting examples of ‘healing landscapes’ in Europe. Join us and get inspired by pioneer stories from international “Green & Healthy Regions”.

22 April 2021

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Managing Tourism's
Impacts and Success

As part of a series of webinars, this event, hosted by Green Destinations and The Travel Foundation will discuss new, simple measures of success that go beyond visitor numbers and overall spend, recognising the true value of tourism – both its costs and benefits – and understanding how it will contribute to a destination’s health and community wellbeing.
It will propose innovative forms of governance and collaboration that will enable a more holistic approach to tourism management and development, bringing new skills, resources, and levers for change, to develop resiliency, community contentment, and each destination’s unique intrinsic appeal.

12 March 2021

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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.


6 - 8 October 2020

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Global Green Destination Days

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

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Sustainable Destination Awards and Tourism2030 ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin was cancelled, but the winners of the Sustainable Destination Awards 2020 were announced online.


8 - 12 October 2019

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Global Green Destination Day 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

23 - 24 July 2019

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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…

9 May 2019

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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

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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

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Global Green Destination Day 2018

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

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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

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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

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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.

22 September 2017

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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.

5 July 2017

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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.


27 - 28 September 2016

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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.


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