Bruges is making a concerted effort to become a sustainable city. Visit Bruges Convention Bureau is working hard to achieve this goal, as part of the city's administration. Your convention can also capitalise on the city's green space.
We are especially proud of how sustainable our UNESCO World Heritage City is. All the historic buildings, convention venues and many boutique hotels are within walking distance of each other, within the city's magnificent green city walls.
Policy makers in Bruges have taken several pioneering decisions in Flanders, e.g. the first hybrid city buses, Alpine energy for all the city services and a stringent environment policy. The museums, hotels, convention centres and other convention centres in Bruges strive to be sustainable, a fact that convention organisers were quick to pick up on.
Fair Trade Communities, or in the case of Bruges 'Fair Trade Towns', is an international campaign that invites municipalities and their citizens to commit to fair trade. Fair Trade Communities tries in a concrete way to provide a decent existence for small farmers and sustainable producers in the North.
The market-leading travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler based these awards on the ratings and reviews of more than 800,00 readers of their recent travel experiences. These results show which destinations Condé Nast readers longed for most when they couldn't travel and decided to visit first as soon as they were able to.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Bruges opted for a sustainable tourism story and sees this award as a confirmation of the qualitative path that was taken. In this new story for tourism, the city explicitly opts for 'better' rather than 'more'. A positive and sustainable story which we write together with our visitors, residents and entrepreneurs.