Every destination is on its own journey towards greater regenerative destination management. Its sustainability efforts can take many forms. We hope you find inspiration for your destination in our ongoing series of best practice examples. With sustainability in mind, we all win!

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Destination: Belfast

Challenge:

Like elsewhere in the UK and Ireland, demand for food banks is growing in Belfast, in the last 5 years, the need for food banks has increased by 128%

Solution:

The sustainable tourism-focused “Changing the Menu. For Good” project will enlist venues, caterers and event organisers to directly raise funds for local food banks, including The People’s Kitchen. Event organisers can choose between four headline options:

1. donating the financial equivalent of a fourth course,

2. donating a proportion of catering costs incurred during an event,

3. rounding up delegate or catering fees, or

4. donating directly.​

Impact

The pilot project launched in Sept 2022, but the initiative is already supported by a group of founding partners in the event industry; Hastings Hotels, Titanic Belfast, Hospitality Belfast/Yellow Door, Food NI, Conference Partners International, Crowne Plaza Belfast, Event-ful and Queen’s University Belfast.

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More:

– Belfast holds 19th position in the 2021 GDS-Index. ​For more about the destination’s sustainability contributions, please click here

– Learn more about Visit Belfast here.