Top 20 Destinations for 2018

The GDS-Index is a collaborative business initiative created to help Destinations, Convention Bureaux, event planners and MICE suppliers drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of responsible practices in the business tourism and events industry. The GDS-Index does this by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies, policies and performance of participating destinations and by sharing best practice from around the world.

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GDS-Index Destination Rankings for 2019

Our latest rankings are live. Check out our top 20 destinations below!

RANK CITY OVERALL SCORE
1 Gothenburg 94%
2 Copenhagen 90%
3 Reykjavik 89%
4 Oslo 86%
5 Uppsala & Helsinki 84%
6 Malmö 82%
7 Zurich & Glasgow 80%
8 Melbourne 75%
9 Sydney 73%
10 Brussels & Espoo 72%
11 Tampere 71%
12 Stockholm 70%
13 Monaco 68%
14 Barcelona 67%
15 Stuttgart & Jönköping 66%
16 Lausanne-Montreux & Karlstad 65%
17 Västerås 64%
18 Aalborg & Bergen 62%
19 Kyoto 60%
20 Galway 59%

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