Destination approach to sustainable development Lab

TUI Group, TUI Care Foundation, Government of the Southern Aegean Region work together

TUI Group, TUI Care Foundation and the Government of the Region of the Southern Aegean set up the "The Rhodes Co-Lab" to develop Rhodes as a leading light for the sustainable development of all holiday destinations. The Co-Lab will work with the local tourism industry and international partners to find practical solutions, such as the ecological footprint of tourism on the island which will be reduced through new concepts for energy, water or waste management. In addition, a think tank will be set up on Rhodes to bring together international experts, furthering the sustainability transformation of the tourism sector. 

The establishment of "The Rhodes Co-Lab" marks the beginning of a sustainability transformation with significance far beyond Greece. It is the first project in the world in which an important destination of this size is tackling its own transformation to more sustainability in such a comprehensive way. The Co-Lab's work is based on collaboration and exchange - not only with the local tourism industry, but with the industry as a whole.

All three partners are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the Paris Agreement and the EU's goal to be climate neutral by 2050. Together, the partners want to, will and can actively tackle the sustainability transformation - in partnership and in a practical way.