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 see:greendestinations.org/2019-top100-awards.
Valere Tjolle, TravelMole Vision on Sustainable Tourism
The Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Team at Green Destinations