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Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism

January 19, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners of the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.   Fourteen projects among 128 applicants from 55 countries were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. http://www.tourismlegal.com.au/

The winning projects, divided into four categories – Public Policy and Governance, Research and Technology, Enterprises, and Non-governmental Organizations –, have been announced at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony held tonight in Madrid at the International Tourism Trade Fair in Spain (FITUR).

“Today we honour the vision and commitment of individuals, administrations, companies and organizations that every day build a better future by harnessing the potential of tourism. The work of all the finalists of the 14 UNWTO Awards on Innovation is an inspiration to all of us”, underlined UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, in his opening remarks.

Attended by nearly 500 participants from different countries, the UNWTO Awards Ceremony, co-organized by IFEMA|FITUR, emphasized how the tourism community has embraced sustainable and innovative approaches.

The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism are held annually to highlight and promote the work of organizations and individuals around the world that have impacted the tourism sector. Their achievements have served as an inspiration for competitive and sustainable tourism development and the promotion of the values of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 14th Edition  of the UNWTO Awards was organized in collaboration with the International Tourism Trade Fair in Spain (IFEMA/FITUR) and supported by:

–          The Macao Government Tourism Office

–          The National Secretariat of Tourism of Paraguay-Itaipu Binacional

–          The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Argentina

–          The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Colombia

–          The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador

–          Wonderful Indonesia

–          The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority; and

–          National Geographic

List of Awardees of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation

Category

Organization

Project

Country

Post

Public Policy and Governance

Turismo de Portugal I.P

Tourism Training Talent (TTT)

Portugal

Winner

Ente de turismo de la ciudad de Buenos Aires

MiBarrio applied research Project

Argentina

Second Prize

Management Committee of Longmen Grottoes World Cultural Heritage Park

“Internet + Longmen” action plan

China

Third Prize

Enterprises

Ecotourism Trust

Conservation and Livelihoods: Community managed ecotourism, MANGALAJODI

India

Winner

Valle dei Cavalieri

Community and Resilience: two villages tackle depopulation

Italy

Second Prize

Balesin Island Club

Three-Pillar innovation Initiative

Philippines

Second Prize

Great Plains Conservation and the Great Plains Conservation Foundation

Conserving and expanding natural habitats

Botswana and Kenya

Third Prize

Non-Governmental Organizations

Triponyu.com

Connecting people through local experiences

Indonesia

Winner

Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda

Strengthening community tourism

México

Second Prize

The Sumba Hospitality Foundation

Educating and empowering local communities for Sustainable tourism futures

Indonesia

Third Prize

Associazione YODA

IT.A.CÁ- Migrants and Travelers, Festival of Responsible Tourism

Italy

Third Prize

Research and Technology

SEGITTUR

Smart Tourism System (SIT)

Spain

Winner

EarthCheck

Building Planning and Design Standard (BPDS)

Australia

Second Prize

Croatian National Tourism Board

eVisitor- Croatian national tourist information sysem

Croatia

Third Prize

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