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Destination Jönköping achieves third-party sustainability certification in 2017 

11 September 2017

Destination Jönkoöping achieved the Svensk Miljöbas (Swedish Environmental Base) certification in June this year.   The Svensk Miljöbas (Swedish Environmental Base) is an association formed with the aim to create a united base/level of demands for different types of environmental certifications in Sweden. The national environmental mangagement…

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Dublin joins GDS-Index as first Destination from Ireland!

08 September 2017

Dublin is set to take part in the Global Destination Sustainability-Index as the first representative from Ireland.   Highlighting why Dublin has chosen to be included on the GDS Index, Sam Johnston, Manager of Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Convention Bureau emphasized – “Sustainability is a hot…

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Let’s Talk About Peak Tourism: The Need to Engage the Community

16 August 2017

The events, meetings and tourism industries have boomed over the last 20 years. Cities have been among the key beneficiaries of this increased revenue. However, this growth is simultaneously challenging the environmental capacity of certain cities and the quality of life of the people who…

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An Invitation to Global MICE Destinations – Be a Leader!

01 August 2017

In Capetown, 1966 Senator Robert F Kennedy in a now famous affirmation address to the National Union of South African students delivered his most respected speech, he took a bold stand against apartheid inspiring a generation and bolstering the mission of an imprisoned Nelson Mandela. One…

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European Cities Marketing Joins the Global Destination Sustainability Index

19 June 2017

European Cities Marketing (ECM) is the newest partner to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).    ECM will support the GDS-Index to engage with convention, leisure and city marketing professionals, and facilitate the communication and collaboration between cities to improve the sustainability of their…

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GDS-Index Launches First Whitepaper at IMEX Frankfurt

16 May 2017

Frankfurt, 16 May 2017: We are very proud to announce that today The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) has released our first Whitepaper – “Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: A Path to a Brighter Future” – at IMEX Frankfurt!   The Whitepaper identifies how Destination Management Organisations (DMOs)…

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Helsinki uses smart apps to combat food waste

11 May 2017

  Thanks to a growing online service called ResQ Club, some 200 restaurants around Finland (around half of them in the Helsinki region) now sell their leftovers at discount rates – instead of just dumping them at the end of the day. With the help…

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