07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA In the top 100 of 2020 Sustainable Destinations


In 2020, Dark Sky® Alqueva reaches the Top 100 of Sustainable Destinations in an atypical year where rural destinations reached and conquered an important space in tourist demand. People began to feel the need for space, to have fewer people around them, more nature and more meaningful travel. The Dark Sky® Alqueva and its partners can offer all this and more, thus responding to the current needs and future of sustainable tourism demand. Since 2007, Dark Sky® Alqueva has been following an integrated model of sustainable development closely linked to the mission of protecting the night sky. However, sustainability is a path that never ends and that is how we understand our work inDark Sky® Alqueva.

For the sixth time, the list of the Top 100 of Sustainable Destinations is released at the first online event of Global Green Destinations Day (GGDD) . The Top 100 of Sustainable Destinations is organized to demonstrate examples of inspiring stories of sustainable tourism and good destinations practices, both for tour operators and travelers.

By publishing this annual list and sharing their best destination management practices and success stories, those responsible for the list recognize the steps taken to make tourist destinations more sustainable, responsible and more attractive from the point of view of visitor experience.

The nominations were evaluated by the Top 100 Sustainable Team, by national experts and Green Destination Partners, coordinated by Green Destinations. This year, selection was more than ever determined by the quality, effectiveness and transferability of Good Practices.