For the third year, the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards will be confered at ITB Berlin. This is a selection of the finest Top 100 destinations based on jury-reviewed sustainability success stories submitted by the Top 100 destinations.

This unique Award event is dedicated to recognise innovation and good practices in tourism management of destinations and tour operators leading the way towards quality, attractiveness and sustainability in tourism.

Date: March, 4th, 2020
Place: Messe Berlin – Palais am Funkturm Award Hall


Final Call 2020 ITB Top100 Awards 1.4

Key dates 2019-2020

2019 Top Destinations Any other destination
20 November 2019 Final day to submit additional or revised Good practice stories. 2 January 2020

Final Day to submit:

Application for 2020 Top 100 pre-selection,
Good practice story for Sustainable Top 100 Destinations  Awards at ITB Berlin

11 January 2020 Initial feedback to nominating destinations regarding Good practice stories
4 March 2020 Presentation of 2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations Awards, ITB Berlin – Palais am Funkturm Awards stage

Award categories

ITB Earth Award: destination showing global leadership in combatting climate change and environmental degradation.

Best of Culture & Communities: global leadership in protecting culture and tradition involving local communities, and avoiding overtourism.

Best of Nature & ecotourism: destination showing global leadership in protecting wildlife, natural habitats and landscapes.

Best of Seaside: coastal or island destination showing global leadership in offering sustainable water-related tourism and leisure opportunities.

The best overall Top100-destination in each continent: Best of Africa, Best of the Americas, Best of Asia-Pacific and Best of Europe.

Top 100 Awards Jury

  • Albert Salman – Green Destinations, the Netherlands, founder and President of the Jury.
  • Rika Jean-François – ITB Berlin, Germany
  • Masaru Takayama – Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), Thailand
  • Lonneke De Kort –, the Netherlands
  • Jonathan B. Tourtellot – Destination Stewardship Center, USA
  • Rod Hillman – Ecotourism Australia, Australia
  • Glenn Jampol – Global Ecotourism Network (GEN), USA
  • Peter Prokosch – Linking Tourism & Conservation (LT&C), Norway
  • Hugo de Jong – QualityCoast Awards, the Netherlands
  • Susan Santos de Cárdenas – Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development
  • Paloma Zapata – Sustainable Travel International (STI), USA
  • Naut Kusters – Travelife for Tour Operators and Travel Agents, the Netherlands
  • Valere TjolleTotem Tourism, UK
  • Charlie Kao – TravelMole’s VISION on Sustainable Tourism, Paris
  • Rob Holmes – GLP Films, Founder & Chief Strategist.

Previous edition

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