Our white papers highlight key trends affecting the MICE and tourism industry, and hope to inspire regenerative actions by showcasing sustainability initiatives from destinations around the world. The insights contained in these reports serve as a roadmap to build a more regenerative culture in our member destinations. Common report elements include: analysis of global trends, strategies for change, case studies, and destination performance analysis.
2019: Creating better places to live, meet & thrive in
This, our third white paper, serves to present unique insights on the current and future trends of sustainability in 47 destinations worldwide. It explores and examines their strategies, and the tactical actions taken by big and small Destination Management Organisations and municipalities to become more sustainable.
2017: The Road to a Circular Economy
By analysing the research, results and interviews from the 2017 Global Destination Sustainability Index, our second white paper explores how destinations in the GDS-Index have implemented key building blocks, such as a focused strategy and collaboration, to work towards a circular economy.
2016: A Path to a Brighter Future
Our first white paper, which evolved from the foundation built by the Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index, recognises the important role Destination Management Organisations and Convention Bureaus should play in supporting cities in the transition to greater sustainability.