Providing fresh perspectives based on industry knowledge and regenerative values

Understanding the current and emerging global environmental, social and economic pressures within the context of the tourism and events sector represents the foundation of our work.

Our knowledge and leadership in this field enable us to analyse the latest trends and research new opportunities to produce fresh insights that guide decision making and catalyse transformation towards a sustainable and regenerative future.


Currently, GDS-Research consists of three focus areas:

GDS-Index Industry White Papers

Our annual industry reports focus on data extracted from the GDS-Index to capture, synthesise, and promote the best of best practices from the GDS-Movement.

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Research Partnerships

Research collaborations with industry partners facilitate a spotlight on current issues, demonstrating stewardship and prompting behaviour change throughout the sector.

Client Work

We collaborate with clients to research and advise on contextual issues and challenges, inspiring sustainable tourism development in their respective destinations.


Case Studies
The Regenerative Revolution - A new paradigm for event management
14 October, 2020
The GDS-Movement collaborated with IMEX and Marriott International to create a Whitepaper for IMEX's 2020-2021 Talking Point #Natureworks. Far from pushing the sustainability agenda to the bottom of the list, the post-covid world makes the business case for immediate action more urgent than ever. Using case studies, survey data and insights from big thinkers, this report shows how the circular economy can help rebuild a resilient and regenerative global events industry.
If you want to read all of our whitepapers, reports, and guides...
...please explore our reports page. From there you can download the findings of our research in the form of reports, whitepapers, and guides, and infographics.
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