The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit the tourism sector hard, putting more than 100 million jobs at risk; as countries begin to recover, new UN recommendations advise that the tourism sector builds back better, continuing its push to fight plastic pollution.
MCI is pleased to present the 2019 Digital Sustainability Report closing the decade of sustainability. Within the past ten years, MCI organised close to 1,000 events around sustainable topics or with integrated sustainable processes. The company received 24 industry awards for sustainability.
The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), celebrated the launch of the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement), a platform to promote and develop the regenerative thinking and practices that will support destinations of the future.
The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), announces growth, launches the 2020 criteria, and opens the benchmarking period for business tourism and events cities. The new 2020 criteria incorporate 69 qualitative and quantitative parameters to map, measure and benchmark sustainability.
Montréal – host of World Environment Day 2020 – becomes the first Canadian city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index). The GDS-Index is delighted that Montréal has chosen such a significant day to announce its membership of the global performance improvement program.
The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), MCI and JCS join forces to accelerate the national goal of creating a regenerative tourism and events industry. Japan has a long-standing culture of living harmoniously with nature, and has pushed for long-term commitments for global sustainability since decades.
What are going to be the destinations’ priorities in the coming months? How can they support one another during this global crisis? How are they dealing with the impact of Covid-19? The purpose of "Feeling the Pulse" is to answer all these questions with the collection of regenerative stories and interviews of the GDS - Index Destinations.
Despite the current circumstances, our recent webinar with Visit Flanders and cities uncovered some positive perspectives as the cities shared their valuable experience and opinions on what should come next for the tourism and events sector.
It has recently been argued in numerous industry platforms that business events generate a wide range of positive impacts for their individual participants, for communities involved in hosting or supporting them, and above all for the sectors of interest of the event.
At the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Conference, the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) and EarthCheck sign an alliance to develop and launch specialised certification and services for business tourism, event and meeting cities.
The Global Destination Sustainability Movement is a transformation platform that engages, inspires and enables destinations to become more regenerative, flourishing and resilient places to visit, meet and live in.