Destinations

Destination Marketing Organizations and state tourism offices are helping travelers find sustainable options and working to ensure visitors can enjoy natural attractions for generations to come. Some DMOs now offer eco-certification programs for tourism businesses, allowing visitors to curate sustainable itineraries. New and existing programs help reduce waste, lower energy use, protect water quality and conserve water. DMOs are also addressing tourism’s impact on natural spaces. DMO-led awareness campaigns inform travelers on how to responsibly and sustainably enjoy their visits.

Destination DC

Published a D.C. sustainability guide with user-friendly directory to easily find sustainable dining and meetings and convention suppliers.

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INFORM

VistLEX

The Lex For Good Sustainability Certification Program certifies industry partners based on energy, water quality and conservation, waste reduction, transportation and urban forestry metrics.

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INFORM

Experience Scottsdale

Offers a variety of sustainability focused guides for visitors, including a Sustainable Scottsdale itinerary, which helps travelers tread lightly and trim their carbon footprint, voluntourism opportunities, an eco-friendly hiking guide, and an article focused on vegan eats in Scottsdale.

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INFORM

Travel Michigan

Supports Michigan Cares For Tourism, an all-volunteer group which helps restore Michigan’s historic, cultural and natural attractions.

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PROTECT

New York City Tourism + Conventions

Partners with The Nest Summit, WTTC and The Climate Group on initiatives to educate its membership and the public during Climate Week NYC.

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INFORM

New Orleans & Co.

Partnered with LifeCity and local business leaders to reduce waste, including through promoting recycling, waste diversion, locally sourced goods, energy conservation and more.

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REDUCE

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CONSERVE