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responsible destinations

We know that it’s not just hotels and accommodations that have an impact when we travel: we care about the sustainability of destinations we visit too. We also know that where we go, how we spend our money, and what we choose to do while we’re away can add up to make a huge difference.

That is why we have teamed up with partners like Green Destinations that have successfully assessed destinations on their sustainability performance. Our goal is to inspire you with the most sustainable destinations to visit from around the world, assessed according to a number of industry-recognized criteria. What’s more, we’re bringing you ideas for sustainable travel within a destination too, from organic and zero-waste restaurants, to tours and activities that give back. We’re partnering with inspiring social enterprises, NGO’s and community tourism initiatives to help ensure your travel is for good.


For the best responsible travel ideas we have put together a listing with remarkable sustainable places to visit! Did you know that the destinations with we work are passionate about giving you the experiences of a lifetime in which all stakeholders benefit from your travel. So eat your heart out and check out these little pearls we have found for you! Green, hot & happening is a collection of the most sustainable destinations you can book on bookdifferent,com, assessed by their sustainability performance.

Sustainable destination Vail, Colorado (USA) Experience the ultimate in mountain resort luxury and ski your lungs out in a premier international destination!
Sustainable destination ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, Namibia Dramatic desert scenery, safari wildlife, harsh landscapes and outstanding unique culture, this is Namibia
Northeast and Yilan Coast, Taiwan rolling grass hills, fun rock formations, pebble beaches, mesmerizing sand sculptures and ancient historic monuments, can all be marvelled at during an ecologic and geologic adventure!
Slovenia a scenic country located in the heart of Europe. Discover the charming towns, enjoy the folk culture and flavourful cuisine, wander through the lush valleys, the snow-capped mountains and Venetian-style beaches - where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain.
Dutch QualityCoast Delta, Netherlands three coastal destinations, outstanding in sustainable development and innovation in the Netherlands' South-West Delta
Douglas Shire, Australia there's no place like it on Earth, where the rainforest meets the reef and two natural World Heritage listed areas come together
St Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean the Caribbean's Hidden Treasure
Alto Minho, Portugal discover the historical towns, the unspoilt beaches and the charming countryside of Alto Minho region
Goeree-Overflakkee, The Netherlands a green, wide, watery, and sustainable island on the border of South Holland and Zeeland
Cascais, Portugal the blue of the Atlantic Ocean combined with the green of Serra de Sintra
Baiona, Spain the perfect union between land and sea
Thompson Okanagan Region, Canada from the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies to the only desert in Canada, the Thompson Okanagan is an experience unlike any other.
Torroella de Montgrí-L’Estartit, Spain an active and lively scene that combines magnificent landscapes, heritage and culture.
Palau a fantastic environment with turquoise waters, unexplored land, biodiversity and innovative world-leading environmental regulations
Schouwen – Duiveland, Netherlands a beautiful beach and nature destination in the Netherlands
Azores, Portugal an astonishing landscape, composed of nine volcanic islands in the middle of the North Atlantic
Paphos, Gyprus home and birthplace of the mystical Greek Goddess Aphrodite
Cape Town, South Africa there is nothing like the sustainable city Cape Town, bustling hub of cultures, cuisines and landscapes.
Costa Rica a stunning green country full with jungles, mystical forests, volcanoes and white beaches.
Kingdom of Bhutan it really exists: a country that is 100% free of neon signs, busy traffic arteries and hectic people.
Otún Quimbaya Nat. Sanctuary, Colombia be surprised by the appearance of beautiful birds and walk through a cloud forest
Isla Grande de Chiloe, Chile an island of great beauty and a paradise for wildlife
Drnîs, Croatia the most beautiful and breathtaking part of Croatia!
Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau, Germany rolling hills, extensive fruit orchards, precious beech forests and dry grasslands
Gozo, Malta an island with paradisiacal bays and turquoise waters
Bali Barat National Park, Bali, Indonesia a wonderful world full of rare fauna and flora
Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile a magical place, where things move at a natural pace
Lake Tota, Colombia the largest freshwater lake in the Colombian Andes
Mali Lošinj, Croatia a city with more than 200 days of sun, 280 km of hiking trails and cycle paths, and a rich biodiversity
Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands robust dunes, forests, colorful flower fields and a 13 km long sandy beach
Sintra, Portugal known worldwide for the diversity of its historical, artistic, architectural and natural heritage
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