Solutions for Destinations

Start your sustainability journey with empowered guidance. Ensure your destination’s regenerative future growth with our customized coaching, toolkits, and practical solutions as you celebrate your success with global recognition.

Learning and Capacity Building​

Green Destinations provides a wide range of online and customizable training courses in destination management and sustainability performance for destinations and businesses.

Learn about the foundational principles of sustainability and tourism and equip practical tools that help shape successful sustainable tourism destinations.

An advanced course essential for destination managers preparing for certification or looking for comprehensive insight in what entails destination sustainability based on our GSTC-Recognized Standard.

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Awards to Certification

Each Good Practice Story, by Destinations or Businesses are given recognition each year, towards Certification.

Boot Camps, Field Master Classes

Learning and Capacity building programs are customized depending on your level in sustainability actions.

Global Standards to Practices

Equipped with practical and simple tools, various boot camps, and classes, that are designed to be easily adaptable for different kinds of destinations and businesses with varying levels of experience.

Support Program

Green Destinations Support are services that enable destinations to measure and assess various aspects of sustainability performance to better inform formulation and implementation of tourism policies and strategies.

Green Destinations Tools for Destinations

Measure and assess various aspects of sustainability performance to better inform tourism policies and strategies.

Green Destinations Coaching for Destinations

On-site and/or online customized coaching on your destination’s road map towards sustainable tourism implementation, compliance, recognition, and marketing. Our Green Destinations Southeast Asia Team is here to help with practice-based solutions, guidance and bespoke programs.

Photo Credits: Edges of Earth by Marla Tomorug

Who is this program for?

Destinations, National, and Regional DMOs


Coaching is done by a Green Destinations program manager or licensed representative.

Top 100 Stories Competition

Deliver a strong application to the Top 100 Stories competition, with both a strong destination self-assessment and a compelling Good Practice Story.

Get Recognized

Green Destination Awards indicate (independent auditor-evaluated) compliance levels with the Green Destinations Standard, recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Quality Coast Awards are especially designed for destinations focusing on waterfront sustainability, seaside, and beach quality.

The Green Destinations Standard

The Green Destinations Standard is the backbone of our Award & Certification program. It is a GSTC-recognized set of criteria to measure, monitor, and improve the sustainability policy and management of destinations and regions. It makes sustainable development concrete, objective and demonstrable.

Why join this program?

Destinations enrolled in the Awards and Certification Program participate in a sustainability management cycle aimed at continuous improvement through regular assessments and independent verifications.

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Who is this program for?

Municipalities, counties, regions, islands, protected areas etc.

Certificate Validity

2 years for Awards, and 3 years for Certification


Initial engagement phase followed by minimum 2 years membership

Learn and Lead!

Together, let us future-proof our host communities and the tourism and hospitality industry to make the planet a better place to travel and nurture equal opportunities for future generations.

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Please let us know how we can best help you achieve your sustainability goals and green actions.