Last week, the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) launched the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement), a platform to promote the regenerative thinking and practices that will support destinations in their sustainable initiatives.
The GDS-Movement has expanded from the GDS-Index roots in the business events industry to a more holistic focus on the nexus between the visitor economy, urban development, and a needed evolution of thinking from sustainability to regeneration. It convenes destination leaders and urban changemakers at this difficult time and supports them to drive this community-based change. The GDS Regeneration model leverages a philosophy and passion for “extreme collaboration” to unlock the collective intelligence and knowledge held within and amongst destinations. This is backed up with an advanced data platform, active partnerships, and collective expertise.
The GDS-Movement builds on the current partnership of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), IMEX Exhibitions, European Cities Marketing, MCI Group and GUBI consulting. Find out more here – it’s a new website. A launch video of the Movement can be viewed here.