Category: Destination Sustainability Winners

Introducing the GSTC Destination Stewardship Starter Kit

How can a destination get started with the destination stewardship process? Tiffany Chan, GSTC Destinations Coordinator, shares best practices outlined in the new GSTC Destination Stewardship Starter Kit, developed by GSTC’s Destination Stewardship Working Group. Defining destination stewardship Destination stewardship is a process by which local communities, governmental agencies, NGOs,

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Slovenia’s Green Gourmet Tourist Route

Slovenia Green Gourmet Route is an innovative product based on principles of responsibility. The route emphasizes the sustainable and gastronomic features of the country and brings benefits to local providers and communities.

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Destination Stewardship Report
Tiffany Chan

Doing It Better: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

On a long, skinny Icelandic peninsula, five small municipalities have teamed up to create a modest destination stewardship council and supporting network. Tiffany Chan explores the Snæfellsnes model of sustainable collaboration – a work in progress that has already earned a platinum sustainability rating. The eighth in our series on destination stewardship councils.

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Battle Over a Dam Spawns a New Green Destination in Bosnia

Every year, Green Destinations organizes the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories competition, which invites submissions from around the world – a vetted collection of stories spotlighting local and regional destinations that are making progress toward sustainable management of tourism and its impacts. This Top 100 entry, submitted in 2021 from

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Teton County Stewardship Journal

A 10-year journal relates what it takes to align a destination’s differing stakeholders and separate agendas into a coherent sustainability program in Teton county, Wyoming, USA – better known as Jackson Hole, gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

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Destination Stewardship Report
Jonathan Tourtellot

Sign Up for the Glasgow Declaration!

The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism is a global initiative launching on 4 November at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Glasgow Declaration aims to act as a catalyst for accelerating climate action in tourism.

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Destination Sustainability Winners
Samantha Hogenson Bray

Tourism and Climate: What Can Destinations Do?

The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency are co-hosting a two-day virtual event on September 28 and 29, “Tourism in a Climate Crisis,” providing practical, actionable information for destinations, accommodations, and tour operators.

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