Lyon Gets Recognised as Smart and Sustainable

The Metropole of Lyon is the newest partner to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), a multi-stakeholder partnership to accelerate the sustainable development of international meeting destinations and management practices in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

Highlighting why Lyon has chosen to participate on the GDS Index, Valérie Ducaud, Lyon Convention Bureau Manager said: “The city of Lyon is very happy to join the GDS Index. Our participation aims to build on top of our selection as the European Smart Tourism Capital, and accelerate our efforts to boost digital innovation, accessibility and environmental stewardship, and to work to become an even more sustainable and smart events destination.”

On top of becoming the 48th partner of the GDS-Index, Lyon has also been recognised by the EU for its achievements in sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation, and cultural heritage and creativity, winning the title of the 2019 European Smart Tourism Capital.

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