Welcome to our FAQ page, with answers to common questions about the GDS-Movement, GDS-Index, and our other services. If you can’t find the answers you need here, please reach out to our team for assistance. 

1. What is the Global Destination Sustainability Movement?

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement) is a pioneering, international change agency that acts to catalyse socio-economic and environmental transformation in cities and regions. Our mission is to empower tourism and events professionals with the mindsets, skill sets, and toolsets to co-create more regenerative and resilient destinations to visit, meet, and live in.

If you work in destination management or events and have an interest in sustainability and regeneration, GDS-Movement is here to support you. 

2. What is the difference between the GDS-Movement and the GDS-Index?

The GDS-Index is the world’s most-trusted performance improvement programme to assess and accelerate the progress of a destination’s regenerative journey. It measures, benchmarks, and enhances the sustainability strategies, action plans, and initiatives of destination management organisations, municipal authorities, and their tourism supply chains, globally.

The GDS-Movement is a pioneering, international change agency committed to supporting regenerative destinations and events globally. The GDS-Movement incorporates a variety of services including the GDS-Index, GDS-Academy, GDS-Consulting, and more. 

3. How do I get involved in the GDS-Movement?

You can get involved in the GDS-Movement by benchmarking your destination in the GDS-Index, learning in our Masterclasses, or enjoying bespoke support through our consulting support. 

4. How do I sign up for the newsletter?

Click here to subscribe to the GDS-Movement Newsletter.

5. Do you have any job openings?

Have a look at how to join the team. If you are interested in working with us, but we do not currently have a vacancy, please submit an unsolicited application. 

6. What is Regenerative Destination Mangement?

It is a balanced, living-systems approach to developing and managing a flourishing and equitable visitor economy. It aims to use tourism and events to transform environmental, social, and economic problems. It aims to restore and rejuvenate communities, their people, and place, rather than degrade or merely sustain conditions. It is community-centric, inspired by nature, inclusive and circular by design. Regenerative Destination Management forms the basis of all the contributions GDS-Movement makes to tourism and events.  


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