The map below features destinations which have been certified sustainable by a certifying body that is “GSTC Accredited”. The management teams at these destinations understand that “sustainability” is a journey, not a destination in itself, and that work to implement the GSTC Criteria is never complete. Sustainable destination management requires continuing commitment and ongoing collaboration among wide-ranging stakeholders in everyday decision-making. However, these destinations have traveled a long way down the path of sustainability. They are to be commended, and they should be promoted as destinations worthy of travelers’ support.
Destination managers interested in certifying their destination should contact one of the certification bodies that are GSTC Accredited for destination.