5 reasons to attend Global Green Destinations Day 2016

Travindy has a pleasure to be a media partner of the upcoming Global Green Destinations Day 2016.

Global Green Destinations Day is a 2-day conference taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 27-28th of September 2016. The event will bring together leading experts in sustainable development and green tourism, opinion leaders, representatives of destinations, associations, hoteliers and tourist operators who strive for sustainable development in tourism.

The Global Green Destinations Day programme also presents the exclusive awards ceremony for the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations 2016, featuring the most successful sustainable tourism destinations of the world, as well as the best providers of green solutions in the tourism sector, who will receive awards for their responsible environmental and social performance.Global Green Destinations Day 2016

Here are just a few reasons why you should join us and come to Slovenia for the Global Green Destinations Day:

1. Boost your knowledge in sustainable destinations management

During this 2-day event, supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and organised by the international organisation Green Destinations and the Institute of Sustainable Tourism GoodPlace, you will experience a living laboratory of green solutions in tourism and examples of good (green) practice. The main topics of the event will be debated at special discussion and study panels, which will address the key aspects of sustainable development in tourism, the development of smart cities and local communities, green transport for today and tomorrow, social change, sustainable management and education on green tourism.

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3. Connect & network with sustainable tourism industry leaders

Global Green Destinations Day will bring together leading sustainability-oriented destinations from around the world, tourism operators, hoteliers, representatives of companies that offer practical green solutions in tourism, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions active in the field of planning sustainable policies. In addition to the nomination of the 100 greenest destinations, the key mission of the event is to allow participants to make new connections and access strategic partnerships and international networks. The organisers and partners aim is in fact to promote a brighter, more connected and sustainable future in tourism.

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4. Be the first to know who got to the top of the Top 100 Green Destinations 2016

Top 100 Green destinations 2016 represents a continuation of the initiative of National Geographic Traveller and each year gives recognition of excellence to destinations that have successfully introduced sustainable measures in tourism. The aim of the initiative of the international organisation Green Destinations, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, is to encourage public and private sector and civil initiatives within destinations all over the world to participate in introducing sustainable practices in tourism. Green solutions contribute to balanced development at the ecological, social and economic levels, which together constitute the three pillars of sustainability.

The final selection of destinations within the category Top 100 will be the result of both the experts’ assessment and a public vote. The main ceremony, on World Tourism Day, 27th September, will reveal the best destinations in the world in terms of sustainable development. The selected destinations will receive the prestigious Quality Coast, Quality Destinations and Slovenia Green certificates.Kayaking on the emerald river Soca_sLOVEnia

5. Explore Ljubljana, The European Green Capital 2016

Holding prestigious title “The European Green Capital 2016”, Ljubljana is the perfect place not only to learn about sustainability management but also to experience a green destination from the inside.

The event offers a varied programme which includes round tables and workshops on sustainable forms of development of destinations, sustainable hotel management and green marketing. Among the most interesting experiences is the Ljubljana green outdoor classroom, which will present the cities green points and the sustainability measures which brought Ljubljana the title of European Green Capital 2016. Did you know that Ljubljana was the first capital of the European Union to achieve a Zero Waste Management Strategy, and that its town centre is fully closed to motorised traffic?

5. Relax on one of the study tours across Slovenia and experience sustainable tourism at its best

The most exciting part of the programme is the study tours, which will enable participants to experience the best green experiences in Slovenia, the land between the Alps, the Mediterranean sea, the Pannonian plains and the Karst. Slovenia, one of the greenest countries in the world, impresses everyone with its incredible natural wealth of forests and healthy water. The natural drinking water, which is among the highest quality in the world, flows from every tap, and can be tasted in the middle of the city at one of the many drinking fountains. In Ljubljana alone you can find more than 30 of them. A popular feature of Slovenia is also its excellent wines and other delicacies, which often come on a plate straight from the home garden.

More information about the conference, its programme and speakers you will find directly on the Global Green Destinations Day website.

 

This article was written in a partnership with GGDD 2016 and the content was provided by the conference organisers.

 

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