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The Power of MICE: Boosting Local Communities

By Gili Back, Corporate Team Building Facilitator & Sustainable Events Manager at TEAM SPIRIT THAILAND: The MICE industry holds immense potential to drive positive change in local communities. When done right, MICE events (and student group travel programs) foster economic growth, cultural exchange, and sustainable development. Here’s why focusing on responsible and sustainable practices in…

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12 September 2024

Destination Canada | Destination Dialogues Webinar

Destination Dialogues is a virtual event designed to inspire, inform and empower rural destination development professionals. Following the success of the 2023 event, Destination Canada proudly presents the second edition, with a free 90-minute webinar. As global travel trends and climate conditions evolve, local communities are seeking sustainable revitalization and innovative solutions to attract the…

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BE>FUTURE Prepares for IMEX Update

BE>FUTURE, the 30-month project inspired by leading EU convention bureaux from Flanders and Catalunya and co-funded by the European Union to the tune of €4m, aims to use the opportunity to transform the European Business Events Industry into a regenerative, resilient, and responsible powerhouse aligned with European Tourism Transition Pathways and the UN Sustainable Development…

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29 August 2024

2024 Certificate in Regenerative Destination Management, Online

Learn how to manage destinations through regenerative business models, destination stewardship approaches, and stakeholder engagement methodologies. We are all under pressure: visitor economies, their host communities, the earth, and the vulnerable. We need a new approach to recover, flourish, and thrive. Join us on a journey to a new mindset as we: Discover regenerative business…

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Australia and the Future Cities Agenda

From Property Council of Australia, by Prof. Greg Clark: To set the scene to next week’s Future Cities Summit, world renowned urbanist Greg Clark has penned an essay addressing the core issues on the Summit agenda: This future cities agenda does not just imagine a world of hyper competition between 10,000 cities. It also anticipates…

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16 October 2024

GDS-Awards Ceremony, Bruges, Belgium

The GDS-Awards Ceremony will bring the GDS and CityDNA communities together in an entertaining and inspiring, evening-time celebration to recognise the winners of the 9th GDS-Index Awards. The larger platform enables greater reach and recognition for and aspiration around destinations whose sustainability contributions have now exceeded pre-pandemic levels in a global industry with a growing…

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15 October 2024

GDS-Forum, Bruges, Belgium

Change is happening faster and greater than expected. Climate, cities, the workplace, artificial intelligence, and visitor numbers are changing exponentially. So how do we go from doom to boom? How can we harness the potential of the social and technological transformation happening around us to regenerate our cities, communities, and natural habitats, and become more…

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7 March 2024

Certificate in Regenerative Destination Management, Online

In this course, you will be taken on a 4-month journey to explore and develop a new mindset leveraging the latest in regenerative systems thinking. You will investigate and learn about new regenerative business models, destination stewardship approaches and stakeholder engagement methodologies that enable DMOs to catalyse investment, generate jobs, develop knowledge, equitably distribute prosperity,…

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Choosing Sustainability: 5 Criteria for Selecting Responsible Venues

From Boardroom: 2023 has seen record-breaking temperatures and the alarming increase of extreme weather events across our planet. Sustainability can no longer simply be considered as a nice-to-have option, but as an essential core value that should help drive the ethos of any sector of activity, including the business events industry. Furthermore, sustainability should be…

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12 October 2023

Feeling the Pulse Webinar

“Celebrating the 2023 GDS-Index Results and GDS-Awards Winners” – explore and be inspired by sustainability successes on our journey towards greater regeneration for destinations. Discover insights and trends from the data we’ve collected, and learn about the projects that are putting our winners into leadership positions, in a webinar packed with inspiration and practical examples.

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11 October 2023

Feeling the Pulse Webinar

“Celebrating the 2023 GDS-Index Results and GDS-Awards Winners” – explore and be inspired by sustainability successes on our journey towards greater regeneration for destinations. Discover insights and trends from the data we’ve collected, and learn about the projects that are putting our winners into leadership positions, in a webinar packed with inspiration and practical examples.

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Virginie De Visscher – Championing a New Era of Travel

IMEX Brand Ambassador, Tanja Knecht spoke to Virginie De Visscher, Senior Director at Business Events at Destination Canada, about their IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award winning project, the Canadian Business Event Sustainability Plan and their strategy to drive positive change within the global business events industry.

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Reports and Guides from Global Destination Sustainability Movement

GDS reports highlight key trends affecting the business and leisure tourism industry, and hope to inspire regenerative actions by showcasing sustainability initiatives from destinations around the world. The insights contained in these reports serve as a roadmap to build a more regenerative tourism culture…

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The Good Country Index

By Simon Anholt, Independent Government Advisor & Good Country Index Founder: How good is your country? There are so many country rankings today, with dozens of new ones published every year. Rankings of happiness, corruption, justice, mortality, productivity, freedom, emissions, conservation, economic growth and education, to name but a few. Whatever you want to know…

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2 March 2023

Certificate in Regenerative Destination Management

Learn how to manage destinations through regenerative business models, destination stewardship approaches, and stakeholder engagement methodologies. We are all under pressure: visitor economies, their host communities, the earth, and the vulnerable. We need a new approach to recover, flourish, and thrive.

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8 February 2023

Feeling the Pulse: Using Events to Catalyse Regeneration & Impact

Do you wish your destination’s events created less waste, and more legacy? Less carbon and more social cohesion? They can do much more than that. They can deliver benefits to people, planet, and place, and improve business performance, profitability, and growth. How? When you mitigate a meeting’s footprint and amplify its handprint, you transform it…

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7 February 2023

Feeling the Pulse: Using Events to Catalyse Regeneration & Impact

Do you wish your destination’s events created less waste, and more legacy? Less carbon and more social cohesion? They can do much more than that. They can deliver benefits to people, planet, and place, and improve business performance, profitability, and growth. How? When you mitigate a meeting’s footprint and amplify its handprint, you transform it…

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61st ICCA Congress: Lessons in Legacy

The 61st International Congress and Convention Association Congress was held last month in Kraków, Poland. The four days of content programming concentrated on three key industry topics: diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and legacy. Some of the legacy speakers also contributed to this Iceberg video Feature, here presented together with video of five of the legacy sessions….

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