With a score of 83%, Lyon is delighted to announce its ranking: 13th in the 2023 GDS-Index !

This score places France's 2nd-largest tourist city and 1st European Capital of Intelligent Tourism in 2019 among the world leaders, committed to a strategy accompanied by concrete actions to promote more responsible tourism.

This outstanding result is the fruit of Lyon Metropole and ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions’ commitment to sustainable tourism in recent years. It is also the fruit of collaborative work with socio-professionals in Lyon, which played a major role in attending the many consultations and working groups conducted since 2020, which are essential to devise the destination’s strategy. ONLYLYON Tourism also works  regularly with the residents through consultations and meetings to build a balanced tourism experience that benefits everyone. 

For Lyon, participating in the GDS-Index is an opportunity to highlight its initiatives and demonstrate the transition of its tourism professions and activities through tangible evidence. 

More than a score, this ranking makes the actions carried out by Lyon Metropole and ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions part of a virtuous approach to making tourism more responsible over the long term: tourism that serves the interests of the environment, socio-professional actors, tourists and locals.

Further information on sustainable tourism in Lyon