Tourism2030 - DestiNet Services: Knowledge networking portal for sustainable & responsible tourism
Description/achievement of initiative

Tourism2030 - DestiNet Services has been established as a professional global multi-stakeholder online resource base to implement the 2030 Agenda. The knowledge base content is administered by the knowledge base Triangle Knowledge Alliance, It contains topic information, education and training opportunities, a Going Green toolkit for destinations, SMEs and certification bodies, and expert back up, all to deliver certified SCP for the tourism sector in protected areas, or in destinations and componies who are adopting sustainability approaches.

Implementation methodologies

The Portal is being implemented through the Erasmus funded TRIANGLE Project and the development of the Portal Partnership, which has launched the Travel Green Planet Mapping Initiative. This initiative aims to map the certification of all tourism activity in protected areas by 2030.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The TRIANGLE network is expanding to cover the whole of Europe by the end of 2019. It will also upscale to the global level through the Portal Partnership. • Start date: 2012 • Date of completion: 2030 • Website/More information: www.tourism2030.eu • Location (City/town, Country): HQ Saarbrucken, Germany

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The portal is managed and coordinated by the Ecotrans Network, who maintain its independent stance. Currently a European network of universities has been established in the TRIANGLE project to manage the topic content and provide training and education. An independent evaluation of the project is made on a quarterly basis. The Portal Partnership offers participating organisations to opportunity to link to and develop database content.


Ecotrans network members, TRIANGLE Knowledge Alliance, Sustainable Tourism certification programmes, Destinations
Progress reports
Goal 4
Goal 8
Goal 9
Goal 10
Goal 11
Goal 12
Goal 13
Goal 14
Goal 15
Goal 16
Goal 17
Green Travel Map Germany
Tourism2030.eu portal
Travel Green Europe Mapping App
Travel Green Planet Mapping App
Global map of 20,000 certified tourism products and services.
Financing (in USD)
Other, please specify
certification programmes, destinations and marketing partners pay an annual fee or give donations
Staff / Technical expertise
ECOTRANS experts and external experts are involved as administrators, trainers, researchers and consultants
In-kind contribution
ECOTRANS receives financial contribution from EU and national funding programmes
In-kind contribution
Ecotrans staff contribution

Basic information
Time-frame: 01/2004 - January 2030
Ecotrans network members, TRIANGLE Knowledge Alliance, Sustainable Tourism certification programmes, Destinations
Contact information
Herbert Hamele, President, herbert.hamele@ecotrans.de
United Nations