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Starter optionsQuality AwardsQuality CertificationGreen Destinations Certification


2. Standard Membership

This subscription adds desk audit by an expert auditor of your assessment, consolidating your Green Destinations score which forms the basis for Award or Certification by one of our partner programmes QualityCoast, QualityDestinations or Slovenia Green

Included

In addition to the services from ‘Basic’ subscriptions, Standard subscriptions provide:

o    Support and independent evaluation of your destination management 
o    Support by a Green Destinations coach/advisor
o    Independent evaluation (desk audit) by a Green Destinations auditor (every 2-3 years)
o    Higher Green Destinations Ratings (as a result of external evaluation) and improved visibility on the Green Destinations Map. 

Results & benefits

In addition to the results and benefits from Basic option, the Standard option provides:  

  • A ‘one stop shop’ for assessing, reporting, planning and monitoring your destination’s sustainability management, policy and performance 
  • A verified Green Destinations Rating (% compliance to the Standard)
  • Ready to be awarded by one of our partner Award & Certification programmes (option 4)

A verified Green Destinations Standard score (% compliance); ready to be awarded by one of the partner Award & Certification programmes, yielding additional marketing & promotion benefits (additional fees for participation in the Award & Certification programmes apply, including costs of an on-site audit.

Why should I choose this option?

Choose this option if you are confident about your sustainable destination management, and your main goal is to have your performance verified by an independent auditor, and (possibly) awarded by QualityCoast, QualityDestination or Slovenia Green award & certification programmes. 

Cost: 650 euro/year (ex VAT)


3. Desk Assessment Service

One-off service, providing access to the platform and its services during the desk-assessment process (typically 3-4 months), as well as a 1 year subscription to the database.

Included

Assess and improve your destination management
o Support by a coach/advisor in the assessment against the Green Destinations Standard
o Independent evaluation (desk audit) by a Green Destinations auditor (every 2-3 years)
o Guidance and tools to help achieving compliance to the Standard
o Good practice examples to help putting criteria into practice
o Green Destinations Training & Exam for destination managers (later In 2016).

Raise your visibility on the Green Destinations Map
o Upload your information on quality and on sustainability performance to the database
o Calculation of your sustainability performance indicators. 


Results & Benefits

  • A verified Green Destinations Standard score (% compliance); ready to be awarded by one of the partner Award & Certification programmes.
  • A consolidated Green Destinations Database rating (1-10) featured on the Green Destinations Map and OTAs.       
      

Cost: 960 euro (ex VAT)


Green Destinations Certification Programme

 

Membership of the Green Destinations Certition Programme gives access to the most comprehensive and rigorous sustainability recognition available, based on the international (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) standards for sustainable tourosm certification. Therefore, in addition the Green Destinations Certified status provides you with an international 'GSTC Certified' recognition for your excellence in sustainability.

Your destination's Self Assessment shall be based on the Green Destinations Standard (GSTC-Recognised) and is reviewed by an independent third party auditor, first online and subsequently during an on-site visit. 

See Certification Procedures for more information.

Find out here about the rights and duties of certified Members about how refer to certification. 

Details & Pricing 

Details of the Awards and Certification options can be found here


1. BasiQ Bennchmarking Membership

This option allows you use the online tools and guidance to help your destination become more sustainable; and puts your destination on the Green Destinations Map.

Included

Assess and improve your Destination Management
o    Self-assessment against the Green Destinations Quick Scan
o    Access to best practice examples to help putting criteria into practice
o    Technical assistance and verification of the criteria of the Quick Scan

Raise your visibility on the Green Destinations Map:
o    Upload your information on quality and on sustainability performance to the database
o    Calculate your sustainability performance indicators

 Results & benefits

  • Discover your strengths and weaknesses in a global perspective
  • Preparation at our own pace for next steps (expert verification, awards and certification of your management)
  • An indication of your % compliance to the Standard, based on self-assessment
  • A consolidated Green Destinations Database rating (1-10) featured by Green Destinations and Online Travel Agents. 
  • BasiQ Benchmark certificate confirming quality and Quick Scan result (valid for 2 years).

When should I choose this option?

Choose this option if you wish to learn what sustainability of your destination really means, what your current performance is; and how to improve. 

Cost: 350 euro/year (ex VAT)

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