New: Top 100 Audience Prize at ITB
Come and vote for your favourite destination!
In addition to the Jury Awards, the audience of the event will be asked to vote for the ITB Top 100 Audience Prize.
This poll will be done online, but you can only give your vote if you are live at the event.
The Award Categories and Finalists
Best of Cities, Communities & Culture
Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in protecting its local culture and tradition, social fabric and sense of place, in involving its local community in tourism, and in avoiding human exploitation, human rights violation, and disruptive mass tourism (over-tourism).
- Cascais (Portugal)
- Oeste Region (Portugal)
- Sintra (Portugal)
- Zuid-Limburg (Netherlands)
- Torres Vedras (Portugal)
- Tung Dap village (Thailand)
Best of Nature
Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in actively protecting its scenic views, natural habitats and wildlife, and showing respect for animals, a basis for its sustainable tourism development.
- Chobe, Makgadikgadi and Okavango Delta (Botswana)
- Bison Land (Romania)
- Great Plains Conservation’s Selinda Reserve (Botswana)
Best of Seaside
Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in offering water related leisure opportunities in agreement with the principles of sustainable tourism.
The world is dying – What are we doing? Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in combatting climate change and environmental degradation.
Best of the Planet
Destinations showing international leadership and innovation in responsible and sustainable tourism in different parts of the world.
- Autonomous Region of the Azores (Portugal)
- Bali Barat National Park (Indonesia)
- Clonakilty (Ireland)
- Gozo (Malta)
- Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (South Africa)
- High Pamirs Mountain Region (Tajikistan)
- Jackson Hole & Yellowstone (USA)
- Lake Tota (Colombia)
- Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Mali Lošinj (Croatia)
- Podcetrtek (Slovenia)
- Santa Cruz, Galapagos (Ecuador)
- Slovenia Green Destinations (Slovenia)
- Vail, Colorado (USA)
- Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda).
For more information on the Finalists, check here
Award Finalists and the Top 100 list
The above Award Finalists are selected because they are included in the 2017 Top 100 Sustainable Destinations. Inclusion in the Top 100 list is a requirement for becoming an Award finalist.
Gallery: The representatives of the 2018 Top 100 Award Finalists when they received their Top 100 certificates at Global Green Destinations Day 2017 in Cascais, Portugal
Top 100 Awards Jury
Albert Salman, Green Destinations
Delphine Malleret-King, The Long Run
Herbert Hamele, ECOTRANS
Hugo de Jong, EUCC-QualityCoast
Jonathan Tourtellot, Destination Stewardship Center
Marloes van de Goor, IIAE
Masaru Takayama, Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)
Naut Kusters, ECEAT
Paul Peeters, NHTV, Breda University of Applied Sciences
Peter Prokosch, Linking Tourism & Conservation
Robert Chappell, Sustainable Travel International (STI)