Annual membership fees
Table 1. Annual fees 2018 for destinations (not being Nature or National Park etc.), excl. VAT.
|Number of inhabitants in the destination*||Destination Development**||Awards
|Less than 5.000||€ 350||€ 1.500||€ 5.000|
|Less than 25.000||€ 400||€ 2.000||€ 6.000|
|Less than 50.000||€ 450||€ 2.500||€ 7.500|
|Less than 100.000||€ 500||€ 3.000||€ 9.000|
|Less than 250.000||€ 550||€ 3.500||€ 10.000|
|Less than 1 million||€ 600||€ 4.000||€ 12.000|
|More than 1 million||€ 650||€ 5.000||€ 15.000|
Table 2. Annual fees 2018 for Protected Areas (Nature or National Parks, Marine Protected Areas); Resort stewardship areas (eco-resorts with several connected facilities and a natural area for which the resort has a special stewardship) and large Attractions (destinations usually having no resident population). All fees are excl. VAT.
size in km2
|Less than 5||€ 350||€ 1.500||€ 5.000|
|Less than 200||€ 400||€ 2.000||€ 6.000|
|More than 200||€ 450||€ 2.500||€ 7.000|
*) Additional costs will apply when destination includes an extensive resort area. Lowest rates are not offered in all countries.
**) offers access to the online GD Assessment & Reporting System.
***) Membership fee for the Awards program includes: membership of the Green Destinations Community; access to the online GD Assessment & Reporting System; a 1-day audit every 2 years. Every 4 years this audit will be on-site. When you require an on-site audit, you will be informed on any additional cost, which may be auditor travel and subsistence cost, or additional audit days if one day is not sufficient.
****) Membership fee for GSTC Accredited Green Destinations Certification includes in addition to the Awards program: a certification procedure according to all GSTC requirements; the option to use the GSTC logo; and inclusion in GSTC global map or certified destinations.