Streamed Online, on 11th March at 1PM CET

Live event took place online, Friday 11th March 2021 at 1PM CET

Green Destinations is proud to announce that all destinations of the 2021 Top 100 list have been competing to see their Good Practice Stories go through to the final Awards event at ITB Berlin. All approaches described in these 100 stories have been considered for one of the categories of the Green Destinations Story Awards – hosted by Visit Portugal and co-hosted by ITB Berlin and GLP Films. Important selection criteria were: level of innovation, how effective the stories are to solve real problems in tourism sustainability, and to what extent they can be applied elsewhere. 


The selection for the awards was conducted by the Green Destinations Story Awards International Jury of experts. Categories of awards included: 

  • Localising and decarbonising the destination supply chain
  • Communities and Culture
  • Environment and Climate
  • Nature and Ecotourism
  • Tourism Reset and Recovery


The six nominated destinations for each of these categories were announced on the 4th of January 2022 and the three winners unveiled during the award ceremony: 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place. Discover the winners here


The ITB Earth Award winner was also unveiled this Friday. The ITB Earth Award recognises global leadership in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation.The winner of the award is selected by ITB Berlin every year amongst a collection of smart projects for more sustainable tourism.


The People’s Choice Award allows the general public to support their favourite destination and Good Practice Story. The 2022 People Choice Award campaign ran from the 4th of January to the 9th of February 2022. Find out who collected the most votes and received this prestigious award here