For 2019, there is no participation fee for the Best of Top 100 Awards at ITB Berlin (4 March 2020).
However the following rules apply to the Top 100 competition to keep it open for new destinations every year, and avoid external criticism:
This is in principle not possible – answers about criteria and indicators, pictures, and documents need to be provided on the Green Destinations platform. A nomination through an offline Nomination Form is only possible in case you have insufficient bandwidth to operate the online platform.
No, sending the Registration Form is the first step of the procedure. When the Registration Form is received and the eligibility of the destination approved, the nominator receives from the Team further instructions on how to complete the nomination via the Green Destinations platform.
No, we request nominators to notify the Team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that the nomination is complete.
No, to submit a Sustainable Tourism Story we request nominators to notify the Team via email that the Sustainable Tourism Story has been completed (email@example.com)
Information about the Sustainable Tourism Story can be found in the Guidance of the Criterion 0.13 in the Top 100 Nomination Form.
Not at all, on the contrary they reinforce each other:
GD and QC Awards are just different ‘brands’ of the same award (procedure). Destinations can choose under which brand they wish to be recognised. Large destinations (regions, countries) may even choose to use both – QC for coastal areas and GD for inland territories.