Palau is a country consisting of hundreds of islands in the Western Pacific and has a rich natural as well as cultural heritage scene. Palau has adopted a sustainable tourism model and together with the community develops various projects. This destination has been actively working on protecting the environment and as a result of it in 2015 80% of Palau was announced as a “no-take” marine reserve. Palau is also engaged in recycling programs through which, for example, recycled glass is turned into souvenirs.

This destination participated in the 2019 Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards at ITB Berlin by submitting a sustainable tourism story. Keywords: nature conservation, innovation, world-leading practices

2019 Sustainable Tourism Story