By publishing an annual list and by sharing destination management good practices and success stories, the initiators wish to acknowledge initiatives making tourism destinations more sustainable, responsible and better from a visitor experience point of view. Selection of a destination in the Top 100 does not mean it is fully sustainable. It means that it has made good efforts, and is making progress.
15 Feb 2018 Final day for ‘early bird’ nominations
2 April 2018 Notification of the first 50 destinations
1 May 2018 Final day for late nominations
30 Jun 2018 Notification of the remaining 50 destinations
20 Sep 2018 The 2018 Top 100 will be unveiled in the run-up to
World Tourism Day and Green Destinations Day
The 2017 Top 100 Winners can be seen in: http://top100.greendestinations.org .
Who can participate?
Cities, towns, islands, and protected areas are eligible if a person, a team or an organisation is in charge of tourism destination management and sustainability. In exceptional cases, countries and regions may be eligible when their size is less than 50,000 sq km.
How to nominate a destination?
In case you are interested to nominate a destination, e-mail to: top100 (at) greendestinations.org.
Nominations can be made in English, Spanish and Dutch. Additional language options are being considered.
Benefits of participation
In this fourth edition of the competition, all nominators will receive technical support and strategic guidance on the online Green Destinations platform: for some of the criteria that are used in the competition you will receive suggestions how quick progress can be made towards sustainability.
If you are selected, you can use the Top 100 logo in all your marketing (referring to the 2018 Top 100 webpages), and take advantage of a focused exchange of experience with other destination front-runners.
The Sustainable Top 100 founders
Albert Salman, Leiden (the Netherlands). President, Green Destinations
Valere Tjolle, Bath (UK), Romagna (Italy). TravelMole’s VISION on Sustainable Tourism