What does a truly sustainable destination look like? 

Snæfellsnes waterfall and green mountain landscape

By Dr Natasha Montesalvo, Principal Consultant – Destinations, Strategy & Insights Travellers are looking for sustainable options when they’re choosing their next destination – but how do they know if a destination’s sustainability credentials are authentic, or if they’re just putting on a green sheen? In virtually all aspects of society, we’re seeing more awareness […]

Cordis Auckland achieves EarthCheck Master Certification

Cordis Auckland Exterior at Sunset

Cordis Auckland, the flagship Cordis hotel in the Pacific region, has been honoured with EarthCheck Master Certification in recognition of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.  EarthCheck Certified is the world’s leading environmental certification and benchmarking program for the travel and tourism industry. EarthCheck Master Certification – which requires more than 15 years of commitment to […]

Summer Guide to Thredbo

Calling all thrill seekers and chill seekers! The EarthCheck Gold Certified Destination of Thredbo is Australia’s premier summer adventure destination. Nestled in the heart of the Kosciuszko National Park, it ticks all the boxes for a great summer getaway. Hike Australia’s Highest Mountains Experience the natural beauty of Australia’s highest mountains in summer as you […]

Laguna Golf Lang Co Retains EarthCheck Gold

LANG CO, Vietnam — Laguna Lang Co has restated its credentials as one of Vietnam’s most sustainable large-scale projects by retaining its EarthCheck “Gold Certification” for 2022. One of Asia’s most far-reaching integrated resorts, Laguna Lang Co encompasses award-winning hotels Banyan Tree Lang Co and Angsana Lang Co, as well as Laguna Golf Lang Co […]

People choose sustainability!

Patina Maldives an EarthCheck Certified member

For several years EarthCheck research has pointed to the appetite visitors have for choosing sustainable experiences. This year, actions speak louder than words, with 60 EarthCheck members recognised as the best. Congratulations to all our members featured in the Readers’ Choice Awards by Conde Nast Traveller. Now in its 35th year, their awards continue to […]

EarthCheck certifies award winning attraction


For over 20 years, EarthCheck has been benchmarking and certifying major attractions around the world. From Queensland’s Skyrail flying above World Heritage rainforests, the Green Grotto Caves in Jamaica and the Aquaventure water park at Atlantis Sanya through to the theme parks of Experiencias Xcaret. They are united by a shared vision to be sustainable and responsible tourism […]

EarthCheck Design certification debuts in the Philippines with Banyan Tree Group’s Luxury Residences in Manila Bay

Banyan Tree Manila Bay

EarthCheck’s internationally acclaimed and Architizer award-winning design certification will debut in the Philippines with Banyan Tree Group’s Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay, slated to open in the third quarter of 2025. The Philippines’ growing reputation as an investment and business hub has been a significant draw for the Singapore-based hospitality group, which plans to develop further projects in the […]

EarthCheck invited to contribute to the Ocean Panel

The High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) has commissioned the largest body of knowledge dedicated to understanding how to shift coastal and marine tourism to a more sustainable, regenerative and resilient model.