About Sustainable Destinations Top 100

The Sustainable Top 100 competition is organised by 12 organisations with the general aim to showcase success stories and good practices of both emerging and established destinations, and to exchange good practices to make all destinations more sustainable, and better for local communities and travellers.

Destinations can be nominated by any interested party and nominators have to provide extensive information about the extent the destination complies with the core criteria of the Green Destinations Standard.

Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards

Destinations selected to the 2019 or 2020 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 competition are eligible for the Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards in one of the following categories:

  • ITB Earth Award
  • Best of Culture & Communities
  • Best of Nature & Ecotourism
  • Best of Seaside
  • Best of each continent: Best of Africa, Best of the Americas, Best of Asia-Pacific and Best of Europe

The presentation of the Awards and Top 100 in March 2020 is sponsored by our Event Partner ITB Berlin.


For more information about the 2020 edition see the Call for Nomination.


Martina Catte, Sustainable Top 100 Team Leader, contact:

Sustainable Top 100 Interns

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 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Jury, which reviews nominations based on quality and comprehensibility of the provided information.



For more detailed methodology of the 2020 edition see the Call for Nominations.