After joining the GDS Index (Global Destination Sustainability Movement) in 2021 in 55th place, Paris is now in 25th position with 74.34% completion of the sustainability criteria of this international ranking and signs a leap forward from 30 places, thus reaching the Top 30 world destinations in 2022. The capital is also positioned in second place in the “Most Improved Awards”, after Bangkok and ahead of Barcelona, Bergen and Belfast, a distinction which rewards the cities which have made the most progress in the ranking
Leader in international rankings for analyzing and improving the sustainability performance of destinations, the GDS Index brings together cities that recognize the urgent need to reinvent themselves. The 70 criteria that make up the GDS Index concern environmental performance, social progress, the performance of the supply chain of the meetings and conventions industry, and the responsible commitments of local tourist offices and DMOs (Destination Management Organizations). .
By joining the GDS Index in 2021, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau embarked on a process of measuring the impact of tourism in Paris on the city, in order to better understand it and activate a real transformation. from welcoming visitors to a more sustainable model.
Corinne Menegaux, General Manager of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau : “We are very happy and proud of the results of the 2022 ranking, which illustrate and concretely reward the commitments and actions put in place by all Parisian players for a tourism more sustainable in the capital. We will continue our efforts!
Beyond the actions undertaken in Paris, the GDS-Index has enabled several French cities to unite and strengthen their cooperation on these issues. The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau is thus involved in regular and reinforced collaboration alongside Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux and Nantes, to name just a few among many others. This sharing of challenges and good practices allows us to collectively improve for a more responsible tourism and event activity on a national scale.