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    benchmarking & improvement programme for
    meetings & events destinations around the world.
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  • The revolution is here,
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    Join over 50 cities in the leading sustainability
    benchmarking & improvement programme for
    meetings & events destinations around the world.
    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
    from June 5th to September 5th.

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  • Join a network of over 50 leading
    cities who are fixing our future.


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    benchmarking & improvement programme for
    meetings & events destinations around the world.
    The 2019 benchmarking period is open
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    Click here now to join us

  • Creating better places to live,
    meet & thrive in.


    Sustainable Destination
    Management Trends
    Best Practices and Insights.

    Featuring an analysis of the 2018 Global
    Destination Sustainability Index from
    the world’s leading cities.

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What is the GDS-Index?

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) is the leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for meetings and events destinations around the world.

The mission of the programme is to engage, inspire and enable destinations to to become more sustainable places to visit, meet and thrive in.

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We provide an Index of global destinations that event organisers can use to assess event destinations and gain information that helps them to make their events and meetings more sustainable and impactful.

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A few of our latest blogs below. Stay up to date and follow our blog for all our latest news.

GDS-Index Whitepaper Presentation

Thank you to all the engaged attendees of our webinars these past weeks. We had a global turnout and the great opportunity to share our vision for a more sustainable future with you. We realise that not…

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Tactics For Change: Promote the Food Revolution

From its fresh flavours to pleasing presentation, food lies at the very heart of animal existence. Unfortunately, the procurement of food by one animal in particular, the human, has wreaked havoc on the…

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4 Building Blocks for a Successful DMO

    “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker Destination marketing organisations have started to realise that their role…

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GDS-Index Destinations

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Oslo
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Oslo Norway

Oslo Convention Bureau

    Oslo is located at the head of Oslo Fjord, surrounded by forested ridges. Strict…
Houston
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Houston United States of America

Visit Houston 

    Houston, a city known as the Energy Capital of the World, is also a progressive…
Nantes
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Nantes France

Nantes Saint-Nazaire Developpement 

    Located in the west of France, Nantes is an unmissable destination for association…
Stuttgart
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Stuttgart Germany

Stuttgart Convention Bureau

    Stuttgart is holding a leading position within sustainability in Germany. It achieves…

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Top 6 Destinations for 2018