Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards Event hosted by ITB Berlin.

For the fourth year, the ‘Best of Top 100’ will be unveiled 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

October 2019 Presentation of Top 100 Good practice stories at Global Green Destinations Days (GGDD), 9-11 Oct 2019 in Croatia
15 November 2019 Final day to submit additional Good practice stories
11 January 2020 Initial feedback to nominating destinations
4 March 2020 2020 ITB Berlin – Palais am Funkturm Awards stage:
Presentation 2020 ITB Earth Award and Best of Top 100 Awards; presentation of 2019 QualityCoast and Green Destinations Awards and destination certifications.

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 Tjolle – TravelMole’s VISION on Sustainable Tourism, UK/Italy

Previous edition

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