In 2015, the first Sustainable Top 100 Destinations were held at ITB Berlin, the biggest international tourism fair. This event was organized by Green Destinations, together with TravelMole’s Vision on Sustainable Tourism newswire, EUCC – QualityCoast, and ECOTRANS — DestiNet. The year before a team of experts selected 100 destinations for their good management practices in sustainability. This was the first ever Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100, celebrating excellence in destination management and was awarded at ITB Berlin in 2015.
In 2016, the second edition of the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations was hosted in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The ceremony took place on World Tourism Day and Green Destinations Day. The event brought together 350 global experts in sustainable development and green tourism, opinion leaders, leaders of destinations, associations, hoteliers and tourist operators who strive for sustainable development in tourism. The 2016 Sustainable Destinations Award winners were presented during Global Green Destinations Gala, 27 September 2016 in the Castle of Ljubljana (Slovenia), European Green Capital 2016.
The third edition of the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations Award were held in Cascais, Portugal on the 28-30 September 2017. Many the leading destinations in the field of sustainable tourism presented and shared their success stories and good practices at this international conference.
On March 7th 2018, the 2018 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations took place at ITB Berlin, the international tourism fair in Berlin. From 100 top-sustainable destinations, 32 finalists had first been selected by a Jury representing 12 international organisations. The awards were awarded to the best sustainable destinations is ten categories. The guests were also in charge of the audience price. Destinations shared and celebrated their good practices.