Ljubljana Will Host Global Green Destinations Day


A global conference on sustainable tourism, will be taking place at the GR- Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre from 27 to 28 September 2016. We invite all representatives of destinations, associations, hoteliers and tourist operators who strive for sustainable development in tourism to join us. See what the top 5 reasons to attend are.


Learn how Ljubljana became one of the most sustainable destinations in the world

The European Commission’s committee awarded the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2016 to Ljubljana, since the sustainable development of the city was the most significant one in the shortest time possible. See what are the Green Achievements of Ljubljana.

Meet and get inspired by many other destinations leaders from all over the world

The main topics of the event will be debated at special discussion and study panels, which will address the key aspects of sustainable development in tourism, the development of smart cities and local communities, green transport, social change, sustainable management and education on green tourism. We are proud to announce that speakers from Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Sustainable Travel International, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), TUI Group, Travelife, NECSTour and many more will be joining us.

Learn about the State-of-the-Art green solutions for tourism industry

The Green Lab presents a special part of the venue, which will be dedicated exclusively to green solutions for hospitality, especially in the following fields: environment, soft mobility, local experience and green marketing.

Find out about the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations 2016

The final selection of destinations within the category Top 100 will be the result of both the experts’ assessment and a public vote. The main ceremony, on World Tourism Day, 27th September, will reveal the best destinations in the world in terms of sustainable development. The selected destinations will receive the prestigious Quality Coast, Quality Destinations and Slovenia Green certificates. The latter is the pride of Slovenia, which is the first country in Europe that has been assessed according to international standards of sustainability. Last year, Ljubljana as the first destination in Slovenia also received the Slovenia Green Destination Gold certificate.

and finally ….. Come and celebrate the World Tourism Day with us!

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27, which is also the starting day of the Global Green Destinations conference program.

The 2-day international event is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and organised by the international organisation Green Destinations and the Institute of Sustainable Tourism GoodPlace. Its main partner and co-organiser is Ljubljana Tourism, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board.

Ljubljana Convention Bureau