This year, the main theme is ‘Green Solutions for Destinations’. Destinations and businesses are invited to propose their good practices stories until August 16th.
Special parallel panels with international experts:
In parallel workshop panels 6 different topics will be discussed in detail:  Spreading tourism over space and time: managing hotspots and developing new ‘green destinations’,  Tourism to support local communities, culture & tradition,  Tourism to support nature and biodiversity,  Marketing a sustainable destination,  Facing the carbon & climate challenge in tourism, incl. soft mobility  Water and Waste management and how to reduce the use of plastics. Destinations and businesses all over the world were invited to submit their best practice stories from these subjects, and the best were chosen to present their cases. Attendees to the event will be able to join the live panels in any of the topics.
“In general, the tourism sector is developing in an unsustainable and irresponsible way” says Green Destinations’ President Albert Salman. “The absence of air fuel taxation and insufficient regulation of real estate exploitation - think about Airbnb - makes life difficult for destinations and host communities. It is time that destinations exchange experience on how to avoid disruption”. Salman: “So this event is the place-to-be for destination managers and experts.”
GGDD19 is the 4th edition of the world’s leading event on sustainable destination management. The event will be held in two cities: Zagreb, the capital of the country and Mali Lošinj, a Sustainable Top 100 Destination in the Kvarner region. Leading experts in government, business, and academia in a set of workshops, field trips, in-depth sessions, and panel discussions, around a common theme ‘Green Solutions for Destinations’.
A three-day international event, supported by the main partners and co-organisers Mali Lošinj Tourism Board and Zagreb Tourism Board in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism in Croatia, is an initiative held by Green Destinations, and international foundation for Sustainable Destination Management. This year’s event will offer more than 30 presentations and panel sessions on the topic of Green Solutions for Destinations, as well as the presentation of the 2019 Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.