Singapore achieves global destination sustainability certification

Singapore has been certified as a sustainable destination based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)’s Destination Criteria, after being the first to apply the certification process on a country level. This reflects Singapore’s efforts and commitment in becoming a sustainable urban destination.

The GSTC Criteria are the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, and Singapore was certified based on our performance in four pillars: sustainable management, socio-economic sustainability, cultural sustainability and environmental sustainability. Singapore’s achievement reflects the commitment towards the Singapore Green Plan 2030, and is also in line with the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) Tourism Sustainability Strategy. The Tourism Sustainability Strategy was launched in 2022 and sets out actionable strategies for the tourism industry so that Singapore can become a sustainable urban destination.

As an example of the city’s commitment to sustainability, here are some of the fantastic urban sustainable tours that visitors can experience whilst in Singapore:

  • Wok ‘n’ Stroll: From its Progressive Singapore: from Farm to Day tour to its Vegetarian Culinary Adventure, Wok ‘n’ Stroll offers a variety of cultural culinary experiences to whet your appetite as its passionate food tour explorers invite you to discover and sample Singapore’s delicious flavours across the city from Chinatown to Little India 
  • Let’s Go Tour SingaporeLearn about the fish farming trade during the Fish Farming & Sustainability Tour, and how it has adopted the use of technology and innovation to stay relevant and competitive in today’s ever-evolving food industry. Find out more about local agricultural efforts for 30% of Singapore’s food to be produced locally by 2030
  • Untamed Paths: Join the Intertidal Exploration to discover the hidden marine life endemic to Singapore and learn about the conservation projects in place to protect the local ecosystems. Visit parklands and fringe forest and use your heightened senses to seek out Singapore’s nocturnal wildlife on the Untamed Paths’ Naturalist Night Adventure. 

Contact our travel experts on 0800 412 5678 to book your next trip to Singapore.

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