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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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Gothenburg tests solutions for next-generation sustainable public transport

18 April 2017

Image courtesy of Goteborg ElectriCity   Gothenburg is currently the scene of ElectriCity – an exciting cooperative venture bringing together industry, research and society in the development and testing of solutions for next-generation sustainable public transport. The bus-route 55 offers quiet, exhaust-free buses that pick up passengers…

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