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ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions achieves ISO 20121 certification

Sustainable Tourism

Publication date : 16/05/2022

ONLYLYON Tourism has just become ISO 20121-certified for the organisation and hosting of professional and public events, as well as for its work to promote the destination. ISO 20121 is the leading international standard for sustainable events! It is one more step for the destination towards more sustainable tourism.

Quais de Saône © Tristan Deschamps
Certifié ISO20121

Our responsible management system has just been certified in two main areas: the organisation and hosting of professional and public events; our work to promote the destination.

No less than ten strengths were highlighted in ONLYLYON Tourism's organisation such as: 

  • The joint formulation of a multi-year strategy with local stakeholders in the public and private sectors;
  • The tools deployed by the teams to identify sustainable solutions for responsible events;
  • A collective approach, both internally with the involvement of the teams in CSR, and externally with the engagement of our members;
  • The assistance and support provided for all professional OLTC members for their transition to more sustainable tourism.


Once again in Lyon, it is the strength of collaborative work that has enabled us to achieve this certification. We are proud of the work done by our teams and would like to congratulate the destination’s professionals that are actively engaged with us. This certification demonstrates that our transition to more responsible tourism is based on facts. Lyon and the metropolitan area are recognised as a dynamic and exemplary destination. Let’s keep this momentum going!
Robert Revat President of ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions 

To find out more about our engagement visit this webpage or download the press release (in French) :