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Revealed: the world’s most sustainable destinations in 2024

Tripadvisor has looked at the sustainability of hotels, restaurants and experiences within the Global Destination Sustainability Movement’s top 100 places

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly

Plenty of us are trying to travel more sustainably, whether it’s putting more consideration into visiting green places or taking the train instead of a plane. And it’s only becoming more necessary – there are a tonne of destinations suffering from overtourism, so we gotta make sure they’re looked after. 

To help shed some light on where is good to travel to, Tripadvisor has announced the most sustainable destinations in the world from its Traveller’s Choice Awards. The online review platform partnered with the Global Destination Sustainability Movement and has looked closely at the sustainability efforts of hotels, restaurants and experiences within the GDSM’s top 100 destinations. 

So, which cities are doing the most to minimise the impact of tourism? Well, coming in at number one was the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The city is known for its lovely parks and is practically the European capital for cycling. London has even taken inspo from its commitment to pedestrianising city-centre areas

In second place it’s Stockholm, and in third it’s Bordeaux. Europe actually claims a whopping eight of the top ten spots on this list, although Oslo, the capital of what is apparently the greenest country in Europe, comes in seventh place. 

These are the most sustainable destinations in the world, according to Tripadvisor

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Stockholm, Sweden
  3. Bordeaux, France
  4. Helsinki, Finland
  5. Singapore
  6. Melbourne, Australia
  7. Oslo, Norway
  8. Brussels, Belgium
  9. Galway, Ireland
  10. Belfast, UK

Becoming a more sustainable tourist is more important than ever, so why not have a look at all the new sleeper trains launching in Europe this year, or our guide to the best sustainable travel companies you can actually feel good booking with

Did you see that these are the most affordable travel destinations this year?

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