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    [id] => 194
    [active] => 1
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    [city_name] => Faroe Islands
    [contact_name] => Kristina
    [contact_surname] => Sandberg Joensen
    [contact_email] => Kristina@visitfaroeislands.com
    [organisation] => Visit Faroe Islands
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    [environmental_description] => 
    [social_description] => 
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    [dmo_description] => Within the last few years, the Faroe Islands has developed from being small dots in the North Atlantic with little global awareness to a destination on the bucket list of travellers from all over the world.

Tourism is expected to continue its growth and eventually become a significant new economic engine for the Faroe Islands.

With this growth comes the responsibility to preserve our fragile nature and strengthen our distinctive culture. The joint sum of our nature, our distinct culture and our people is our most vital resource. It is our responsibility to preserve this resource; for us, our visitors and for future generations. 

The key to the preservation of our nature and culture, and to the prosperity of our tourism industry, lies in moving forward in the right direction. In early 2019, Visit Faroe Islands presented a new sustainable tourism development strategy, titled Join the Preservolution. It is an evolution and a solution, with preservation at its core. It’s a rallying call for those involved in tourism to help us reach our goal. To get there requires collaboration, joint initiatives and the right type of tourists.
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    [high_env_1] => 38.7
    [high_env_2] => 29
    [high_env_3] => 4142
    [high_soc_1] => 84.9
    [high_soc_2] => 92.11
    [high_soc_3] => 88
    [high_sup_1] => 20
    [high_sup_2] => 100
    [high_sup_3] => 0
    [high_dmo_1] => Sustainability vision and action plan established for events,Sustainability vision and action plan established for tourism,Multi year strategy (+3 years),Aligned to the city's overall development agenda (not just tourism and events),Aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    [high_dmo_2] => None
    [high_dmo_3] => Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is published on the DMO website,Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is included in Annual DMO or sustainability report
    [created_at] => 2021-10-26 12:01:37
    [updated_at] => 2021-10-27 00:01:16
    [year] => 2021
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    [year] => 2021
    [city_id] => 114
    [city_name] => Faroe Islands
    [score_type] => city
    [Total] => 60.53
    [Total_rank] => 41
    [Environment] => 62.7
    [Environment_rank] => 30
    [Social] => 70
    [Social_rank] => 11
    [Supplier] => 35
    [Supplier_rank] => 33
    [DMO] => 69.66
    [DMO_rank] => 12
    [longitude] => -6.768
    [latitude] => 62.012
    [population] => 48497
    [country] => Faroe Islands
    [region] => Nordic
    [created_at] => 2021-10-26 12:00:36
    [updated_at] => 2021-10-26 12:00:36
)
Faroe Islands 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Within the last few years, the Faroe Islands has developed from being small dots in the North Atlantic with little global awareness to a destination on the bucket list of travellers from all over the world. Tourism is expected to continue its growth and eventually become a significant new economic engine for the Faroe Islands. With this growth comes the responsibility to preserve our fragile nature and strengthen our distinctive culture. The joint sum of our nature, our distinct culture and our people is our most vital resource. It is our responsibility to preserve this resource; for us, our visitors and for future generations. The key to the preservation of our nature and culture, and to the prosperity of our tourism industry, lies in moving forward in the right direction. In early 2019, Visit Faroe Islands presented a new sustainable tourism development strategy, titled Join the Preservolution. It is an evolution and a solution, with preservation at its core. It’s a rallying call for those involved in tourism to help us reach our goal. To get there requires collaboration, joint initiatives and the right type of tourists.
Summary
Within the last few years, the Faroe Islands has developed from being small dots in the North Atlantic with little global awareness to a destination on the bucket list of travellers from all over the world. Tourism is expected to continue its growth and eventually become a significant new economic engine for the Faroe Islands. With this growth comes the responsibility to preserve our fragile nature and strengthen our distinctive culture. The joint sum of our nature, our distinct culture and our people is our most vital resource. It is our responsibility to preserve this resource; for us, our visitors and for future generations. The key to the preservation of our nature and culture, and to the prosperity of our tourism industry, lies in moving forward in the right direction. In early 2019, Visit Faroe Islands presented a new sustainable tourism development strategy, titled Join the Preservolution. It is an evolution and a solution, with preservation at its core. It’s a rallying call for those involved in tourism to help us reach our goal. To get there requires collaboration, joint initiatives and the right type of tourists.
Does Visit Faroe Islands have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Faroe Islands have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Visit Faroe Islands report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
4142 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
85
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
92
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
88
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

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Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Water

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

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Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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