The GDS-Index: 2017 – A year in Review

Tag: SUSTAINABLE-DESTINATIONS

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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Glasgow becomes first convention bureau to receive Green Tourism Award

23 October 2017

Glasgow Convention Bureau wins ‘Silver’ Green Tourism Award!   Glasgow Convention Bureau has become the first ever convention bureau to win a Green Tourism Award, the world’s largest certification programme of its kind.   The go to standard for sustainable tourism, Green Tourism assesses businesses…

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Destination Jönköping achieves third-party sustainability certification in 2017 

11 September 2017

Destination Jönköping 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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Sustainable destinations: it’s all about making the right choice

04 April 2017

“Going green” isn’t just a PR buzzword anymore, as pioneering organisations across all industries are making serious efforts to manage their environmental and social impact.   Considering the boom in associations and corporate brands committing to sustainability, it won’t be long before demands for sustainable…

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