Inspiring responsible tourism leadership by sharing stories of good practice.


About the competition

The Green Destinations Top 100 Stories is an annual list of innovative and effective Good Practice Stories from 100 destinations inspiring responsible tourism leadership globally. 

These destinations are working hard and making progress towards a more sustainable tourism industry while creating a more attractive experience for local communities and travellers. Their stories are shared with others to be used as inspiring examples. Since 2014, every year (with the exception of 2015), Green Destinations is proud to reward 100 destinations for their efforts and put them in the spotlight on a global scale.

Applications to the Top 100 competition can be submitted by any person, organisation or company on behalf of the destination.

The procedure and evaluation of the Top 100 competition are supervised and supported by a partnership of organisations, led by Green Destinations and supported by the Future of Tourism Coalition.

The stories selected to be a part of the Top 100 list are eligible for nomination to the Green Destinations Stories Awards, co-hosted by GLP Films and held at ITB Berlin.

Partner organisations

The Top 100 Competition is supported by a partnership of organisations dedicated to sustainable tourism, led by Green Destinations. Partners have a seat in the Green Destinations Top 100 Jury, which reviews nominations based on quality and comprehensibility of the provided information.


Green Destinations

ITB - Logo

ITB Berlin

FOTC - Logo Top100

Future of Tourism Coalition

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GLP Films


Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)

Destination Stewardship- Logo

Destination Stewardship Center

Ecotourism Australia - Logo

EcoTourism Australia

GEN - Logo

Global Ecotourism Network

QualityCoast - Logo squared

QualityCoast Awards (EUCC)

Sustainable Travel International - Logo

Sustainable Travel International (STI)

Travelife - Logo Top100


Bookdifferent - Logo


Sustainable First - Logo Top100

Sustainable First

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Sustainability Leaders Partner Logo

Sustainability Leaders

Travel Matters Partner Logo

Travel Matters

Interpret Europe Partner Logo

Interpret Europe

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Kind Traveler (KM)


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