AN INITIATIVE BY
The Award Finalists and Winners
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.
- Dutch QualityCoast Delta
- Lake Tahoe (USA)
- Sani Isla (Ecuador)
Best of Cities
City showing global leadership in urban sustainability and avoiding disruptive mass tourism (overtourism).
Best of 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).
Best of Seaside
Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in offering water related leisure opportunities in agreement with the principles of sustainable tourism.
Best of Ecotourism
Best Top 100 Destination showing global leadership in offering responsible ecotourism opportunities.
ITB Earth Award
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.
Best of Africa
Best of the Americas
Best of Asia-Pacific
Best of Europe
- Bled (Slovenia)
- Mali Losinj (Croatia)
For more information on the Finalists, follow their links or find them on www.sustainabletop100.org.
Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards
The Republic of Palau - ITB Earth Award
Malaysia: Taiping - 3rd Best of Cities
Slovenia: Ljubljana - 1st Best of Cities and Bled - 2nd Best of Europe
Portugal - 1st Best of Europe
Northern Ireland: County Down - Finalist for Best of Europe
Croatia: Mali Losinj - 3rd Best of Europe
Italy: Cogne - Finalist for Best of Europe and Villasimius & Capo Carbonara M.P.A - Finalist for Best of Seaside
Norway: Lyngenfjord region - Finalist for Best of Europe and Lindesnesregionen - 3rd Best of Seaside
Spain: Torroella de Montgrí L’Estartit - 1st Best of Seaside, Baiona - 2nd Best of Seaside and Berguedà - 3rd Best of Culture & Communities
“Torroella de Montgrí-l’Estartit-Illes Medes, entre les 10 destinacions turístiques més sostenibles del món”
“O proxecto Poseidón de Baiona, segundo nos premios que concede a organización internacional Green Destinations”
Jordan: Petra Archaeological Park - 2nd Best of Culture & Communities
Malta: Gozo - 1st Best of Culture & Communities
The Netherlands: Dutch QualityCoast Delta (Goeree-Overflakke, Schouwen Duiveland, Veere and Westvoorne) - 1st Best of Nature
Nepal: Bardia National Park - 1st Best of Asia - Pacific
Philippines: Lio Tourism Estate - Finalist Best of Asia - Pacific
Guyana - 1st Best of Ecotourism
Mexico: Sierra Gorda - 3rd Best of Ecoutism
Ecuador: Galapagos National Park - 1st Best of the Americas
Chile: Puerto Natales - 3rd Best of the Americas
Seychelles: Félicité Island - 2nd Best of Africa
Tanzania: Chumble Island - 1st Best of Africa
USA: Lake Tahoe - 2nd Best of Nature
- Rika Jean-François – ITB Berlin, Germany
- Masaru Takayama – Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), Thailand
- Lonneke De Kort – bookdifferent.com, 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
- Paloma Zapata – Sustainable Travel International (STI), USA
- Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner – The Long Run, United Kingdom
- Naut Kusters – Travelife for Tour Operators and Travel Agents, the Netherlands
- Valere Tjolle – TravelMole’s VISION on Sustainable Tourism, UK/Italy