Albert Salman is president of Green Destinations and founder of the Global Leaders initiative
Albert Salman is a global sustainable tourism expert from the Netherlands, with an academic background in coastal ecology and environment. He established the QualityCoast Awards program (2007) and Green Destinations (2014), a non-profit organisation with expert partners in 30 countries. Together with partners he created the first Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 competition, the Green Destinations Standard, and the online Green Destinations platform for sustainability and quality assessment, monitoring, reporting and certification. The Top 100 Awards series is now the world’s largest programme recognising and promoting destination sustainability, and the largest Awards programme of ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show.
On a day-to-day basis, Mr. Salman is supporting destinations that are committed to sustainability.