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 <<<

New: Top 100 Audience Prize at ITB

Come and vote for your favourite destination!

In addition to the Jury Awards, the audience of the event will be asked to vote for the ITB Top 100 Audience Prize.
This poll will be done online, but you can only give your vote if you are live at the event.

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Best of Cities, 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 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.

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

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.

For more information on the Finalists, check here

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The above Award Finalists are selected because they are included in the 2017 Top 100 Sustainable Destinations. Inclusion in the Top 100 list is a requirement for becoming an Award finalist.

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

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Albert Salman, Green Destinations

Delphine Malleret-King, The Long Run

Herbert Hamele, ECOTRANS

Hugo de Jong, EUCC-QualityCoast

Jonathan Tourtellot, Destination Stewardship Center

Marloes van de Goor, IIAE

Masaru Takayama, Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)

Naut Kusters, ECEAT

Paul Peeters, NHTV, Breda University of Applied Sciences

Peter Prokosch, Linking Tourism & Conservation

Robert Chappell, Sustainable Travel International (STI)

Valere Tjolle, TravelMoleVision


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