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.
The events, meetings and tourism industries have boomed over the last 20 years. However, this growth is simultaneously challenging the environmental capacity of certain cities and the quality of life of the people who live there.
It often takes bravery to open yourself to judgement but if we are to create cities where where the environment is considered in development. We must be bold and hold ourselves accountable to a high standard.
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.