Tourism for People, Nature & Climate


We are a global organisation that supports sustainable destinations, their businesses and their communities.

Destinations Members

Awarded and Certified Destinations

Business Members


Our Programs & Services

For Destinations

We evaluate your destination’s sustainability performance and offer global recognition for accomplishing the ascertained benchmarks.

GD GSTC Destination Assessment

Training and Support

Top 100 Destinations Stories

GD Certification Awards

GD GSTC Destination Certification

For Businesses

We employ a series of tools to assess, support, and certify the sustainability practices of your travel business.


Training and Support for Businesses


Good Travel Stories Festival

Good Travel Seal (GTS Level 1 and 2)

GTS Level 3 and GSTC-Accredited Certification

Green Destinations Community

Launched at ITB Berlin 2015, our Green Destinations Community features a strong nexus of our representatives, partners, and ambassadors from around the globe, who strive to make tourism better and more sustainable.



Since our commencement in 2014, more than 400 destinations have joined our Awards and Certification Program and Top 100 Stories Competition.

Photo: Eilandgevoel – Goeree-Overflakkee



The Good Travel Program offers an array of tools to assess, support, and certify the sustainability practices of tourism businesses.

Photo: Minamichita, Japan



Our vast network of Green Destinations Representatives, spreading across 60+ countries, and a decentralised approach make the Green Destinations programs available to destinations worldwide.


Every year, Green Destinations offers exceptional opportunities for tourism stakeholders to comprehensively discuss sustainable destination management practices and connect with like-minded pioneers and advocates at Green Destinations Events.

Our signature, biannual events are the Green Destinations Story Awards Ceremony at ITB Berlin and the Green Destinations Conference.

Discover our events in the making and learn what has happened at our past ones.

Upcoming Event

Green Destinations 2024 Chile

Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, 15-17 October 2024

Past Event

GD Top 100 Story Awards 2024 @ITB

Berlin, Germany, 6 March 2024

Our Strategic Partners

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EcoTourism Australia-Logo
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