Sustainability

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VISITFLANDERS is an organisation with ambitions for the future. It wants to strengthen the positive power of tourism. In this way, Flanders can flourish as an innovative, inspiring and high-quality destination. This benefits the region, its residents, entrepreneurs and visitors alike.

Sustainability plays an essential role in this regard, in all its dimensions. For this reason, VISITFLANDERS has developed a sustainability plan that takes into account the impact of tourism on all aspects of our region. This includes not only the destination of Flanders but also our organisation: VISITFLANDERS.

The sustainability plan focuses structurally on six pillars:

  • Inclusiveness and accessibility
  • Transport
  • Communication and access to information
  • Sustainability of the tourism offer and events
  • Liveability
  • Reduction of greenhouse gases

VISITFLANDERS has already made great progress in this regard, but the story is far from over. This multi-annual plan continues to evolve. In the future, the action plans will be expanded further to include other tourism aspects such as economy and employment, overtourism, waste management, quality of the natural environment, and so on, because the world continues to change, and because we want to take care of our environment.

You can find more information about VISITFLANDERS’ sustainability plan in this brochure.

Some of our goals for 2030

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44% more Green Key labels

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An accessibility label for all conference locations

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50% reduction in emissions due to tourist accommodation

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35% reduction in primary energy consumption of our own operations

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25% reduction in emissions from work-related travel