Global Green Destinations Days 2018

25-28 Sept 2018

Organised at the occasion of World Tourism Day in cooperation with ANVR, MVO Network Tourism, RECRON, VvKR, Province of Gelderland and City of Nijmegen, Green Destinations presented 25-28 September the world’s leading event for business and destination leaders, managers and experts committed to sustainable tourism. 

  • Sep 25-26: City of Arnhem: Global Destination Leaders Founding Conference (restricted participation)
  • Sep 27: City of Nijmegen: Global Green Destinations Day incl. Top 100 and Sustainable Destinations Awards Ceremony
  • Sep 28: City of Nijmegen: Top 100 Workshop
  • Sep 26, 28: Instructive field visits in Nijmegen.

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Plenary sessions

Workshop sessions

Award Ceremony

Plenary sessions

Workshop 1: Global Trends Presentations

Workshop 4: Involving 1.5 million visitors in sustainability: mission impossible?

Workshop 5: Serious gaming policy sessions to foster sustainable destination development

Workshop 6: State-of-the-Art in greening your destinations and tourism offer.

Workshop 7: The contribution of sustainability to unforgettable holidays

Workshop 8: Accessible tourism: challenge or opportunity?

Workshop 9: Good Practices in Sustainable Tourism (1)

Workshop 10: Climate Neutral on the way to Paris

Workshop 11: Sustainability certifications – Useless or essential?

Workshop 12: Connecting locals and travellers with food

Workshop 13: TUI Care Foundation: A Force for Good

Workshop 14: Good Practices in Sustainable Tourism (2)

Workshop 15: Better insight to improve your circular business model

Workshop 16: Duurzaam Bloggen

Workshop 19: Good Practices in Sustainable Tourism (3)

Workshop 22: Hoe motiveer je Nederlanders om een klimaatvriendelijke vakantie te kiezen?

Workshop 21: Paneldiscussie Groene Gemeenten 2.0

More coming Soon!

Objectives of the event

Aim of the event in Nijmegen (Sep 27) was to give destination and business leaders a unique opportunity to meet many inter-national colleagues; to discover practical tools and solutions; and to become inspired to “create better places together” and to better support their local business and stakeholder communities.

A considerable number of parallel working sessions offered opportunities for short presentations and an exchange of success stories and good practice experience.

The Event aimed to convene professionals in sustainable tourism, and especially the members of ANVR, MVO Network Tourism, RECRON, VvKR, and the Green Destinations Community and Partnership.

Objectives of the Global Leaders meeting

The Global Destination Leaders meeting succesfully established a Global Destination Leaders network, bringing together selected destination leaders representing globally important tourism destinations united by a firm commitment to improve their quality and sustainability performance, to share good practices and experience, and to boost their visibility on the global tourism market place. The Global Leaders Network will actively encourage its members to be at the forefront of innovation in developing tourism, while advancing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. More information: