Certificate Green Destinations Certification Program


The Green Destinations program for GSTC-Accredited Certification and for pre-certification benchmark Quality Coast or Green Destinations Awards offers tailor-made solutions to local communities (municipalities), counties, provinces, regions and protected areas (National Parks, UNESCO Geoparks) that are seeking international recognition for responsible tourism; for the way they manage their heritage, their environment and climate, and the quality of their tourism offering.

GSTC recognised standard (March 2016), GSTC accredited certificate (2018)

Certifying Organisation Green Destinations Foundation
Partner Organisation/s ECEAT/Travelife; and a global network of representatives
License Period (years) 2
Certified Tourism (nr)   2 certified + 67 (pre-certification benchmark awards)


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Organisation Green Destinations
Postal Address Rapenburg 8, 2311 EV Leiden, The Netherlands
Webpage http://greendestinations.org/awards-certification/ - open in new window
Released 18/12/2022
Country Cyprus, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slowenia, Taiwan, United States of America, Buthan
Certified categories
  • Destinations Destinations
Operational level Global
Sustainability GSTC recognised
Credibility GSTC accredited
  • Standard published online for free
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