Best of Top 100 Awards

Key role of destinations finally recognised by new ‘Best of Top 100 Awards’ at ITB Berlin 2018

Local governments and Protected areas are the key players in enforcing sustainability in tourism, but they were hardly visible in the larger tourism award schemes. This has now changed thanks to ITB Berlin, the world’s leading Travel Trade Show. ITB provides its prime auditorium to a new mainstream award scheme exclusively dedicated to destinations: the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards.

>>> 1st Edition: 7 March 2018, 16:00-17:30h, Palais am Funkturm, ITB Berlin <<<

The Award Categories

Best-of-the-Best Awards will be given in the following categories:

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, as a basis for its sustainable tourism development.

Best of Culture

Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in supporting the authentic celebration of local culture and tradition, as a basis for its sustainable tourism development.

Best of Adventure

Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in offering sports & adventure opportunities in agreement with the principles of sustainable tourism.

Best of Communities

Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in protecting its 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).

Best of Seaside

Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in offering water related leisure opportunities in agreement with the principles of sustainable tourism.

Earth Award

Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in combatting climate change and environmental degradation.

Best of the Planet

Destination showing international leadership and innovation in responsible and sustainable tourism in different parts of the world:

  • Best of Africa
  • Best of the Americas
  • Best of Asia-Pacific
  • Best of Europe

Audience Prize

In addition to the Jury Awards, we will ask the audience to vote for the 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 Finalists

The finalists of this Best of Top 100 Award are the 2017 Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.

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

Become a finalist for the 2019 ‘Best of Top 100 Awards’

You can qualify as a Finalist for the 2019 ‘Best of Top 100 Awards’

>> through successful participation in the Green Destinations Awards & certification programme

>> through the open nomination procedure of the 2018 Sustainable Destinations Top 100