Lausanne-Montreux, Switzerland

Organisation: Lausanne Montreux Congress
Contact: Nathalie Stumm
Year: 2018

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Category Total
Environmental Performance 67%
Social Performance 71%
Supplier Performance 62%
Destination Management Performance 66%

Destination Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population


Lausanne and Montreux, both big lacustrine cities of Vaud, are engaged to achieve a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 20% before 2020. These Cities of Energy use renewable energies, promote alternative mobility and implement a sustainable management of resources for many years. On the top of academic research and as administrative capital of sport, Lausanne conquires dynamics minds while Montreux enchants since ever with delightful lake view, promenade and international flair. Lausanne and Montreux are in line with the highest performance of the country, listed in the top of rankings like: Adventure Tourism Development Index 2016 Report, Environmental Performance Index 2018, The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, Eco Guide to Mountain Resorts 2014/2015.

Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

Montreux · is strongly committed to low-income families by improving the care of children outside the family for a better reconciliation of professional life and privacy. It promotes intercultural and intergenerational exchanges to prevent violence and offers quality housing to its population, accessible to people with disabilities. By creating the Lausanne Office for Immigrants (BLI) in 1971, the city of Lausanne was a pioneer in Switzerland. Today, the BLI directs foreign communities within the various municipal authorities. It also supports their projects promoting the integration of immigrants in Lausanne. As an inclusive town, Lausanne is also certified "Child friendly city" and is in the process to be certified "Age-friendly cities". Lausanne is definitly a living city that knows how to create the living together. Nearly 350 hectares of parks and gardens in Lausanne facilitates this cohesion.

Corruption Perception ranking
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
Gender Inequality Index ranking

Besides providing founds for events that show efforts regarding sustainability, the Sustainable Development Unit of the city of Lausanne and the canton have developed an online help for event organizers. Online by 2019, the new Kitmanif provides these organizers with concrete and tailor-made improvements that enable events to optimally respect the sustainability standards in force in the canton. Indeed, it will be an important platform for promoting top events. Sustainability is just a click away!

City's hotels easily accessible by public transport to/from congress and exhibition centres
PCOs and DMCs have a written sustainability policy
Exhibition centres have sustainability certification

Participating in UNWTO's campaign "IY2017" which focuses on changing tourism behaviors and business models, the destination aims to disseminate the principles of sustainable tourism as widely as possible. Translated by millions of visitors, these tips can change the face of the world. With the contest "Innovations Generator", the destination invites and accompanies tourism stakeholders in Vaud to facilitate responsible consumption. Besides preventing, the destination also carries out corrective actions: Concerned with littering, the destination supports waste collection actions. On the long run, Lausanne Montreux Congress (LMC) commits to promote the sustainable actors and inititiatives through its website and its partners' communication channels.

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Has the CVB established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?
Does the destination regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress?
Does the CVB support or lead local sustainability training for cities MICE industry?
Does the CVB support or local authorities provide incentives or funding for organisations wanting to gain sustainability certification or issue a sustainability reports
Does the CVB provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions?
Does CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local community?

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