CERTIFICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS

Two types of recognition exist:
Pre-certification Awards and
Full Certification

Our awards and certification programs offer something for all types of destinations: large or small, new to or experienced in sustainable destination management. Municipalities, cities, islands, regions, protected areas and private destinations can apply; while countries, states or provinces can opt for our Global Leaders Program to collectively introduce sustainable destination management and certification to a number of destinations within a territory.

GREEN DESTINATIONS AND QUALITYCOAST AWARD

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Awards recognize excellence in the primary aspects connected to destination’s quality offer to travellers. The Awards are presented at our annual Global Green Destinations Days conference and our yearly ITB Berlin event. These events provide our destinations international exposure and publicity opportunities about their sustainability achievements.

Destinations can apply for the following Awards with four different Award levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

For any type of destination

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Especially for seaside and waterfront destinations. Specific attention is given to waterfronts, beach management and bathing water quality.

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Certification through the Green Destinations Standard is the ultimate level of global recognition for destination quality and sustainable destination management.

Green Destinations Certified is our GSTC-Accredited program for destinations that aim for full adherence to the Green Destinations Standard guidelines. The audit is more rigorous involving broad stakeholder consultation to verify compliance, and all compliance should be fully supported by evidence.

GREEN DESTINATIONS CERTIFIED

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GET IN TOUCH!

Any questions about how to join our programs?
Fill out the contact form on the right or simply send us an e-mail to:

certification@greendestinations.org