Global Destination Sustainability Movement announces the 2022 GDS-Index ranking
The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), the largest sustainability performance benchmarking program for destinations has announced its annual cities ranking.Sapporo (the only Japanese city participating in the Index) made a 7% improvement from the previous year, with the total score of 59%. Among the top performers were the 6 years in a row champion Gothenburg (93%), Copenhagen (87%), Helsinki (83%), with Goyang (78%) and Melbourne (77%) leading the Asia Pacific region.The GDS-Index evaluates member cities based on a revised and comprehensive set of 70 quantitative and qualitative criteria that assess four key areas of the sustainability performance of a destination: the city’s environmental strategy and infrastructure, its social sustainability performance, industry supplier support, and the destination management organization’s strategy and initiatives.
The Long-Awaited Full Reopening
Beginning Oct. 11, travelers (those under the visa waiver program) will be allowed to enter Japan without obtaining a visa (no booking via specific travel agencies or any prior applications necessary).Travelers will still need to provide proof of vaccination, or they can submit a negative COVID-19 test result ahead of their trip._Border MeasuresCurrent Border Measures & RestrictionsTravel Information for Business Travelers_Public Health Information & Safety TipsSapporo Help Desk for Foreign ResidentsMultilingual Medical Institutions & Support
New Promotional Video released
Reinterpreting Sapporo's business events scene with some of the essentials. Check out our new promotional video!
Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium > New Restaurant and Event Space
Once the venue for the 1972 Winter Olympics, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is making a grand renewal opening.In addition to Sapporo Olympic Museum and an observatory lounge, the venue is now equipped with an event space and a French restaurant overlooking a gigantic ski jump slope, not to mention its spectacular view of downtown Sapporo.Restaurant ‘Nouvelle Pousse’Group size: 45 peopleEvent SpaceGroup size: 50 people! The numbers are based on the current social distancing measures and are subject to change.English website is under construction.