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.

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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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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Visit Lauderdale

Promotes sustainable tourism by offering visitors and groups with a variety of ways to volunteer while visiting Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Protects marine life through its sea turtle conservation program.

Partners with the Florida Green Lodging Program to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources.

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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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Visit Denver

The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) is LEED-certified and has a stated goal to ensure that every event it hosts is sustainable. The CCC believes in using certifications to guide it’s implementation of sustainable practices throughout its operations. With robust Voluntourism and Green Vendor directories, the city of Denver has positioned itself as a highly attractive destination for those looking to ensure their meeting is sustainable.

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Experience Kissimmee

Partners with Trees4Travel to plant one tree per actualized room night booked through the DMO meeting incentive.

The trees will help with the creation of future forests, restoring eco-systems, biodiversity and supporting local communities, plus an investment is made into a United Nations renewable energy carbon credit which will help to compensate for a portion of the meeting organizations’ carbon emissions.

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