The World’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations unveiled at ITB *

The World’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations have been unveiled at ITB Berlin, at the end of its Opening day, March 6. From 100 top-sustainable destinations, 44 finalists had first been selected by a Jury representing 12 international organisations.


The Jury has announced the Winners as follows:


ITB Earth Award  –  Republic of Palau

Best of Cities  –  Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Best of Communities & Culture  –  Gozo (Malta)

Best of Nature  –  Dutch QualityCoast Delta (Netherlands)

Best of Seaside  –  Torroella de Montgrí – L’Estartit (Spain)

Best of Ecotourism  –  Republic of Guyana

Best of Africa  –  Chumbe Island (Tanzania)

Best of Asia-Pacific  –  Bardia National Park (Nepal)

Best of the Americas  –  Galapagos National Park (Ecuador)

Best of Europe  –  Portugal


Key role of destinations finally recognised

Countries, local governments and protected areas have everything on the line to ensure tourism sustainability, but they were hardly visible in the larger tourism award schemes so far. This has changed now ITB Berlin hosts this annual Sustainable Top 100 Awards event.


For the complete list of Winners


The event is organised by Green Destinations with the support of TravelMole’s Vision on Sustainable Tourism, and ten other Top 100 Organising partners.


Press contact

Valere Tjolle, TravelMole Vision on Sustainable Tourism

T.: +44-7710173005



Organisational information

The Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Team at Green Destinations