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GLOBAL DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY INDEX
2018
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Executive summary

Unlike anything humanity has experienced before, the current scale, scope, and complexity of changes are shaking the foundations that society has accepted as the norm.

Five converging megaforces present destinations with both tremendous opportunities to adapt to the risks brought by: Climate Breakdown, Ecocide, Demographic Shift, Social Change and Digitalization.

To navigate these forces the GDS-Index has created a collaborative benchmarking platform, to measure and improve the sustainability strategy and performance of meetings, events and business tourism destinations.

 


Mélanie Delaplanche, Director of the GDS-Index notes: “I am thrilled to see the level of performance improve year on year, this is an extremely good sign that destinations are tackling the sustainability challenges of our industry and that the GDS-Index drives and delivers measurable results. With more than 50 destinations benchmarked in 2018, the Index is definitely gaining momentum. More US destinations are joining the rankings, such as Washington DC and Monterey County, we are also delighted to welcome more destinations from very different places of the globe: Bangkok, Dubai, St Petersburg but also more European cities: Monaco, Ljubljana. Ireland is showing a strong commitment to sustainability, with Limerick, Cork, Galway and Kerry now on the Index. Thanks to all destinations for their continued and meaningful efforts in driving sustainability”.


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