Singapore has been certified as a sustainable destination based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Destination Criteria, after being the first to apply the certification process on a country level.
Singapore was certified based on its performance in four pillars – sustainable management, socio-economic sustainability, cultural sustainability and environmental sustainability.
Singapore’s certification follows similar achievements by key tourism partners such as Sentosa Development Corporation, Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands Singapore, which had also achieved certification based on the relevant GSTC Criteria.
“We are proud to receive this certification, which reflects Singapore’s commitment to the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and becoming a City in Nature, where large experiences come with a small footprint,” said Keith Tan, chief executive at Singapore Tourism Board.
“Being certified is just the beginning of our journey. Tourism businesses must do more to internalise sustainability as part of their offerings, so that they can contribute to making Singapore greener and more liveable. Our vision is to become one of the world’s most sustainable urban destinations and we now know we are on the right track.”