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The GDS-Index Whitepaper is out!

05 June 2018

GDS-Index Whitepaper   The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) is proud to announce the release of their second Whitepaper “Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: The Road to a Circular Economy”. The GDS-Index is a collaborative partnership between ICCA, ICCA’s Scandinavian Chapter, IMEX, ECM and…

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SYDNEY SHINES: Collaborating for sustainability

11 April 2018

The City of Sydney and Business Events Sydney collaborate to reinforce the sustainability performance of the City and tourism sector   How can Sydney’s accommodation and entertainment venues boost visitor numbers and local employment, open new markets and save up to $32 million by 2030?…

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#GETINSPIRED: Malmö’s Innovation

22 December 2017

In our GET INSPIRED series we will be showcasing Destination applications and case studies submitted for the Innovation Award in 2017.   The fifth and last in our series is one of the candidates for this year’s Innovation Award – Malmö Turism for achieving their…

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#GETINSPIRED: Helsinki’s Innovation

18 December 2017

In our GET INSPIRED series we will be showcasing Destination applications and case studies submitted for the Innovation Award in 2017.   The fourth in our series is one of the candidates for this year’s Innovation Award, Helsinki for their “Climate Street” project.   In…

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#GETINSPIRED: Gothenburg’s Innovation

15 December 2017

In our GET INSPIRED series we will be showcasing Destination applications and case studies submitted for the Innovation Award in 2017.   The third in our series is the winner for this year’s Innovation Award, Gothenburg for their “Got Event” app.   This app, is…

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#GETINSPIRED: Rotterdam’s Innovation

11 December 2017

In our GET INSPIRED series we will be showcasing Destination applications and case studies submitted for the Innovation Award in 2017.   The second in our series is one of the runner-ups for this year’s Innovation Award, Rotterdam for their “Sustainable Rotterdam” app.   Want…

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#GETINSPIRED: Zürich’s Innovation

08 December 2017

In our #GETINSPIRED series we will be showcasing Destination applications and case studies submitted for the Innovation Award in 2017.   The first in our series is the 3rd finalist for this year’s Innovation Award: Zurich for their FOOD ZURICH Festival.   So, what is…

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The GDS-Index: 2017 – A year in Review

20 November 2017

This year has been declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) and 2017 was indeed a good year for the GDS-Index. We have witnessed improvements from most of the participating destinations and some destinations have truly…

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The Road to Eco-Certification for Destinations

01 November 2017

  Why Eco-Certification?   In a market where many are proclaiming their sustainability credentials, audited and recognised eco-certifications assure customers that products and services are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices. In a nutshell, they set certain standards on sustainable management, and…

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