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APPLICATIONS OPEN: UNWTO TO REWARD TOURISM INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

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APPLICATIONS OPEN: UNWTO TO REWARD TOURISM INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations. Initiatives at local, national, regional and international levels are all considered.

Applications are now open for the UNWTO Awards in Public Policy and Governance, in Enterprises, and in Non-Governmental Organizations. Interested parties are encouraged to apply before 31 October 2018 (23:59 CET). Finalists will be notified in December 2018, with the award winners to be announced in January 2019.

Award Categories

There are four categories of Awards for specific tourism initiatives:

  • UNWTO Award in Public Policy and Governance
  • UNWTO Award in Enterprises
  • UNWTO Award in Non-Governmental Organizations
  • UNWTO Ethics Award for signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Code of Ethics

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications for the UNWTO Awards can be made by any institution whose accomplishments are related to the tourism sector. The UNWTO Awards are not open for individual application.
  • The submitted initiatives are expected to have attained a certain degree of implementation to demonstrate its effectiveness. Non-implemented initiatives shall not be considered.
  • Both current and former staff members of the UNWTO shall be ineligible to apply or receive the UNWTO Awards. Nor shall be considered initiatives which have or have had UNWTO´s participation in their design and/or implementation.

A further award, the UNWTO Ethics Award will also be announced in January 2019. The Award takes applications from signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, which is UNWTO’s flagship set of guidelines for a tourism sector built on ethical and responsible principles for sustainability. The call for applications for the UNWTO Ethics Award will be announced soon.

Click here for the online application and information

Source: UNWTO

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