About us

Green Destinations provides a new global platform for ambitious destinations eager to improve their quality and sustainability, from their own strengths. With our Global Sustainable Tourism Review (GSTR), we combine and connect the tools created by a.o. the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), QualityCoast, Quality-Destination. In international partnerships we cooperate with key players like DestiNet, ECOTRANS, TUI (NL), BookDifferent, and many more, allowing us – and you – to make a difference.

Green Destinations is initiated by:

Albert SalmanAlbert Salman: ecology and environment back-ground, created QualityCoast and the GSTR; experienced in destination assessments, strategy development, training and capacity building. Albert is based in the Netherlands, he worked extensively in Europe, and in the Middle East.



Hugo de Jong: Sustainable tourism professional with experience in tourism projects, policy advice, strategy development and sustainability certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. Based in the Netherlands, Hugo is responsible for the Green Destinations Assessment & Reporting Platform and training.


suzanneSuzanne van der Veeken: worked in tourism destination research and development in Latin America and Asia-Pacific region, experienced in tourism destination management and marketing in the tourism sector. Suzanne works from Spain, and anywhere else in the world. She is passionate about active, nature-based and local tourism.




Albert, Hugo and Suzanne are supported by an expert network and Partners around the globe.