Results of the Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Benchmarking 2022 were released at the ICCA (International Congress and Conference Association) annual congress in Krakow/Poland. This is the second time that Tirol has participated as a congress and conference destination in this international destination assessment and once again ranked among the top 15.
The figures of this year’s GDS Index provide good reasons to be hopeful and positive about the future of events and travel. Destination management organisations around the world are accelerating the development and implementation of their sustainability strategies. Even leading players are not resting on their laurels and constantly working on their sustainability profile, thus continually raising the bar in the sector.
Tirol in third place in the environmental category
In order to quantify sustainable developments in Tirol, Convention Bureau Tirol also participated in the GDS benchmark in 2022, in which over 70 performance criteria in the areas of environment, social affairs, suppliers and destinations management are assessed.
In its second time of participation, Tirol once again landed amongst the top 15 with a total score of 80.9. The Tirolean congress and conference region not only improved its overall score but was even able to secure 3rd place among all 65 participating destinations in the environmental category.