Award-winning services for sustainable tourism
World Legacy Awards
From 2015 to 2017 ITB Berlin was the host for the World Legacy Awards, an initiative of the National Geographic Society.
The World Legacy Awards recognize leading tourism companies, organizations and destinations - from airlines to eco-lodges, from countries to communities - which promote a worldwide rethinking of the travel industry according to sustainable principles and practices.
All applications are judged by a jury of experts; the jury chairman was Costas Christ, Editor at Large of National Geographic Traveler and one of the world’s most well-known experts for sustainable tourism.
Out of all applications the jury had selected 15 finalists which were presented in person at ITB Berlin; in 2017 for the first time at the Palais am Funkturm, the new official Awards Venue of ITB Berlin.
In addition to the worldwide recognition offered by the ITB Berlin stage, prize winners and finalists were also presented to a global audience in the National Geographic Traveler magazine and other media. Each month the National Geographic Society reaches over 500 million people worldwide via magazines, books, documentary films and much more!
Please find more details atwww.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards and www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards/winners.html
The World Legacy Awards Finalists of 2017:
Out of 150 World Legacy Awards entries, representing 51 countries and six continents 15 Finalists in five award categories were selected. Details on all finalists can be found at www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards/winners.html