If you are interested in getting your destination to join, please send get in touch. If there are big questions that have to be cleared before you can make the decision to join, we will be happy to arrange a call with you.
We work on the national, regional, and local level with destinations. This means that we work with national and regional tourism bureaus, and local convention bureaus. In the most general terms, we work with any destination management organisation, this includes city councils.
Participation fees differ, depending on how you would like to participate. Aside of the options described below, we also offer consulting packages, which can help destinations with any element of their sustainability journey, be that the creation of a sustainability strategy or policy, training workshops for your team and stakeholders, or drafting a communications strategy for sustainability.
|Participation in Annual GDS-Index Benchmarking and Awards|
|Basic Benchmarking against other Destinations|
|Profile page on website|
|Right to use GDS-Index logo on DMO website and other communication materials|
|Detailed benchmarking report with performance improvement recommendations and online debriefing call|
|Access to advanced benchmarking tools on the GDS-Index online platform|
|Performance consulting: Coaching calls, strategy review & development, marketing analysis, training, public speaking or reporting support||6 Hours||26 Hours|
|Marketing package: Destination spotlight article, Boosted social media and press exposure via IMEX, ICCA, and our media partnerships|
|Workshop: Development and facilitation of workshop for DMO Team, or Destination Taskforce|
In brief, the benchmarking process works as follows:
The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, and works with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance, and transforms value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.