Bordeaux joins the

Global Destination Sustainability Index

July 4, 2019

IMAGE: Vincent Rochefort


The GDS-Index is delighted to announce that Bordeaux has become the 49th city to join the movement. As such, the city will actively participate in the collaborative platform to:


  • Benchmark the sustainability of their destination and their meeting and events industry

  • Improve the sustainability strategy of their Convention Bureau and Destination Management Organizations

  • Increase awareness and mainstream the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into their destinations' events and visitor economy.

  • Inspire clients to prize destinations with solid event sustainability initiatives

  • Share their responsible business initiatives and best practices with their clients, peers and the world

Bordeaux’s Convention Bureau manager comments that: “Bordeaux is proud to join the GDS-Index. We strongly believe that it is more essential than ever to expand our actions for sustainable development in the events industry. The Bordeaux Convention Bureau aims to be a powerful driver of this transition, involving our local actors – already very active in this field – and improving the whole experience of our business travellers.”


Guy Bigwood, Managing Director for the GDS-Index comments: “Bordeaux, aside of being a touristic hotspot for wine aficionados, is also a world class host for large meetings and events. The city’s drive to make these more sustainable is commendable, and we look forward to helping Bordeaux develop a better sustainable destination strategy, improve their performance and share their tactics for change globally.”


Bordeaux has already made significant efforts to create a regenerative culture to meet, live, and thrive in. The wine capital of the world has the largest urban area classified by UNESCO, and is a hub for meetings for the medical industry, academia and learning, digital economy and aeronautics.



For more information please contact:


Guy Bigwood

Managing Director of the Global Destination Sustainability Index


Amélie Dechenais

Convention Bureau Manager, Bordeaux Tourism Office




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