We are committed to responsible tourism because we are worried about tourism becoming increasingly unsustainable. This harms our planet and of course the travel destinations. Therefore we want to motivate travelers to change their unsustainable behavior through this Best Traveling Guide.
So many tourists contribute to the climate crisis by spoiling the most beautiful places on earth through a lack of respect. Although tourism will never be entirely sustainable, travelers can become more responsible.
Some destination and businesses leaders do their best to respect their local community and their environment, to make their destination a better place. It is our aim to present them to ‘Best Traveling Guide’ like you because they deserve it.
Who we are
The Best Traveling Guide is a trade mark of Best Traveling Guide, The Netherlands. Green Destinations BV is a different legal entity from Stichting Green Destinations, which is a foundation administering the GD destination awards & certification program.
The Best Traveling Guide is committed to offer free webpages to QualityCoast and GD-destinations from Silver level and to feature the certified travel offer in these destinations.
Together with Green Destinations, we share the same G.R.E.E.N. valueswith a meaning that is easy to remember:
Supporting the authentic celebration of culture, tradition, and local life.
Behaving respectfully to the local community and to local values; avoiding exploitation of people, nuisance, and impacts on residents.
Supporting local crafts and businesses and trying to avoid international outlets.
Environment and climate
Limiting the carbon, water and waste footprint of travel by reducing air miles and avoiding large cruise ships; or offset travel CO2.
Nature and scenery
Helping to protect scenic views, landscapes, natural habitats, and wildlife.