Green Destinations Story Awards

ITB Berlin, 7 March 2023

The Green Destinations Story Awards showcase and celebrates the most inspirational initiatives for sustainable tourism development from stories submitted to the annual Green Destinations Top 100 Stories competition.

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About the Event

The Green Destinations Story Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives for sustainable tourism development in 6 categories from submissions to the annual Green Destinations Top 100 Stories competition.

The Green Destinations Story Awards ceremony will take place at ITB Berlin 2023 on Tuesday, 7 March, at the “Green Stage” (Hall 3.1) from 16:35h to 17:30h CET.

UPCOMING EVENT

Interested in attending this event?

You will need a ticket to ITB Berlin to attend the ceremony.

Special Awards

Special Award

The ITB Earth Award

This award recognises global leadership in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation amongst a collection of smart projects for more sustainable tourism.

This story is elected by Rika Jean-François, Commissioner ITB Corporate Social Responsibility.

Special Award

The People’s Choice Award

This year again, Green Destinations will open a 6th category of awards: the People’s Choice Award – to allow YOU to support your favourite story.

The destination that received the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Green Destinations Story Awards ceremony at ITB Berlin.

Nominated Stories

Category: Business & Marketing

Category: Culture & Tradition

Miren Kras – Slovenia

Miren Kras – Slovenia

“Krasna Kuhnja” (Exquisite Cuisine) – a mirror of the development of sustainable gastronomy”

Ozu – Japan

Ozu – Japan

Preservation and revitalization of patrimony in a Japanese castle town

Bombinhas – Brazil

Bombinhas – Brazil

Net at sea, a tradition on the beach: mullet fishing as an identify of Bombinhas

Category: Environment & Climate

Category: Governance, Reset & Recovery

Category: Nature & Scenery

Arouca – Portugal

Arouca – Portugal

UNESCO Global Geopark – From 0 to 516 – The “Bridge” for Sustainability

Aso city – Japan

Aso city – Japan

Sustainable Conservation and Utilization of the more than a thousand years old Grasslands to Conserve the Aso Landscape and improve tourism

Category: Thriving Communities

Huay Pu Keng – Thailand

Huay Pu Keng – Thailand

Discovering the first and only Karenni village in Thailand that made the transition towards community-based tourism

Järvamaa – Estonia

Järvamaa – Estonia

Through the flowers to the heart of the community and becoming a popular tourist attraction

Meet the Jury

 

Rika Jean Francois

Rika Jean Francois

ITB Berlin

Mafalda Borea

Mafalda Borea

Sustainable First

Jonathan Tourtellot

Jonathan Tourtellot

Destination Stewardship Center

Elissa Keenan

Elissa Keenan

Ecotourism Australia

Glenn Jampol

Glenn Jampol

Global Ecotourism Network (GEN)

Masaru Takayama

Masaru Takayama

Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN)

Bernard Metzger

Bernard Metzger

TravelIndex

Florian Kaefer

Florian Kaefer

Sustainability Leaders United

Jamie Sweeting

Jamie Sweeting

Planeterra

Greg Takehara

Greg Takehara

Tourism Cares

Katie James

Katie James

Travel Foundation

Paloma Zapata

Paloma Zapata

Sustainable Travel International

Wes Espinosa

Wes Espinosa

CREST

Andreas Dohle

Andreas Dohle

DEL Turismo

Hugo de Jong

Hugo de Jong

Green Destinations

Valentina Riatti

Valentina Riatti

Green Destinations

Anula Galewska

Anula Galewska

Travindy

Hartmut Wimmer

Hartmut Wimmer

Outdooractive

Holger Sigmund

Holger Sigmund

Compass

Green Destinations Story Awards

thanks our Sponsors and Partners

This ceremony of awards is only possible thanks to the generosity and implication of key partners.

Green Destinations is proud to collaborate with industry leaders to support destinations to share their excellent initiatives, and inspire the global tourism industry towards more sustainable development.

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