Alberta SouthWest Crown of the Continent Recognized as Top 100 Sustainable Destination


Press Release 

2019 Sustainable Destinations Top 100 unveiled 

For the fifth time the Sustainable Top 100 is unveiled at Global Green Destinations Days (GGDD) in Croatia. The Top 100 list celebrates efforts of tourism destinations for responsible and sustainable tourism. Nominators had to provide extensive information on their destination sustainability efforts. Nominations were evaluated by the Sustainable Top 100 Team and by members of the Top 100 International Committee and country experts, coordinated by Green Destinations. The Committee stresses that no destination is fully sustainable. In all selected destinations important issues remain to be solved. To view the list of top 100, visit .

Visitors’ carbon emissions are currently not taken into account in this competition due to the lack of suitable data. However, Green Destinations recommends travelling responsibly, appropriately compensating carbon emission, and encourages stayover tourism rather than mass cruise tourism. 

The Top 100 winners will be celebrated and will receive their Certificate on 10 October 19:00 in Mali Losinj, Croatia. Mali Losinj is among the Top 100 and receives a Green Destinations Silver Award for major efforts for sustainable tourism. 

The competition is organized by the Partnership for the Top 100 and the ITB Earth Award: 

Green Destinations, the Netherlands ITB Berlin, Germany 

Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), Thailand Destination Stewardship Center, USA 

Ecotourism Australia Global Ecotourism Network (GEN), USA 

The Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism Indonesian Sustainable Tourism Awards (ISTA) 

Linking Tourism & Conservation, Norway QualityCoast Awards, the Netherlands 

Sustainable Travel International (STI), USA TravelMole, VISION on Sustainable Tourism 

The 2019 Top 100 selection will be available at 

Press contacts: e-mail– Skype: albert.salman. 

Leiden, The Netherlands, 2 October 2019