2018 Sustainable Destinations Top 100

For the 4th time, the Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 competition was organised by ten leading sustainable tourism organisations and networks. Our general aim is to highlight success stories, and to exchange good practices to make all destinations more sustainable, and better for local communities and travellers. A second aim is to help destinations to improve: destinations that register for the Top 100 will learn how to develop their tourism through local community involvement. It is in the destination’s interest to avoid ‘overtourism’ and local resistance. This is why we have chosen the following theme for this year’s competition:

“Tourism to benefit local communities”

The early selection of the 2018 Top 100 was presented  on 27 September during Global Green Destinations Day  in the City of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The full Top100 was reveiled 20 December 2018.

2018 Top 100 Selection list and Press release

Key Dates

1 May 2018 Early bird nomination deadline
16 July 2018 Notification of the first selected destinations
27 Sep 2018 Presentation of the first group of winners at Global Green Destinations Day in Nijmegen (NL)
15 Oct 2018 Final day for late nominations
20 Dec 2018 Publication of the 2018 Top 100
06 Mar 2019 Top 100 Awards Event at ITB Berlin and 2019 Best of Top 100 Awards

Join the Award & Certification programme now

More than before, the selection is based upon Green Destinations Ratings. Therefore, Certified Green Destinations, QualityTourism and QualityCoast Silver and Gold Destinations will automatically be included in the 2018 Top 100. Join the Certification & Awards programme now!

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2018 Call for nominations
List 2017 Top100