2020 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 | Sustainable Destination Awards at ITB Berlin

For the 6th time, the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition is organised to showcase sustainable tourism stories and good practices of local and regional destinations, as inspiring examples to others, to tour operators and to travelers.

Destinations benefit from participation by using the online platform of the GSTC-Recognised Green Destinations Standard, which enables for GSTC-Accredited certification. Using the Green Destinations criteria and the online platform helps in enhancing tourism sustainability, in avoiding overtourism and in building local community support. It also helps making tourism more profitable, by alerting destinations on hidden costs connected to tourism development. By publishing an annual list and by sharing destination management good practices and success stories, the initiators wish to acknowledge initiatives making tourism destinations more sustainable, responsible and more attractive from a visitor experience point of view.
2019 Top 100 and 2020 Top 100 pre-selection destinations  qualify for the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards to be presented at ITB Berlin 2020.
2020 call for nominations
Need a recap? See an overview of the competition
Want to be amongst the next Top 100 destinations? Make your first step and download the registration form by clicking on the button below:


Key Dates 2019-2020

6 January 2020 Final day for applications for 2020 Top 100 pre-selection and Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards at ITB Berlin.
11 January 2020 Initial feedback on the eligibility of the Good Practice Stories.
1 February 2020 Feedback on the Top 100 nomination.
4 March 2020 2020 ITB Berlin Sustainable Top 100 Awards Event.
1 May 2020 Final day to submit the 2020 Top 100 nominations.
TBC Launch of the 2020 Top 100 at Global Green Destinations Day.

Join the Awards & Certification Program

More than before, the selection is based upon Green Destinations Awarded and Certified destinations. Therefore, Certified or Awarded Green Destinations and QualityCoast Gold and Platinum Destinations will automatically be included in the 2020 Top 100.

Curious about previous editions?

Discover the full list of 2019 Top 100 here
or click here for an impression of last year’s Awards event at ITB Berlin.

Any questions?

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