Grootbos, Chumbe Island and Huilo Huilo in green destinations’ world top 100 – 2016
Congratulations to The Long Run GER® Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Chumbe Island (Zanzibar), and Fellow Member Huilo Huilo Ecological Reserve (Chile) who are in Green Destinations’ World Top 100 list for 2016.
The Award winners were presented to the 350 participants of the Global Green Destinations Gala, on World Tourism Day and and Green Destinations Day in the Castle of Ljubljana (Slovenia), European Green Capital 2016.
Other notable destinations for The Long Run were Comrie Scotland – the home of Comrie Croft; Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula where the Lapa Rios GER® is located; and the Okavango Delta, Botswana home to Fellow Member, Mombo Camp.
The Top 100 initiative aims to recognise tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and take sustainability seriously.
The list is the result of open calls for nominations in newswires, social and business media. Destinations could be nominated by any interested party through a form that was available online.
Based on 15 core criteria of the Green Destinations Standard (see here), nominators had to provide extensive information on the destination and on its efforts towards sustainability for the benefit of visitors, residents and the world.
Over 150 nominations were received. All nominations were evaluated by experts of the Green Destinations Top 100 Team and by members of the special Top 100 Selection Panel, that included over 60 tourism sustainability experts.
The list of Top 100 sustainable destinations can be found here.
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