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Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2014

November 4, 2014 Association No Comments Email Email

During the Opening Ceremony of the 75th Skål World Congress held at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, Mrs. Karine Coulanges, International President of Skål International, presented the Sustainable Tourism awards to eight winners. Conducted with the help of Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division, a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, the awards honour tourism initiatives that support environmental sustainability.

Skål, founded in 1934, is the largest organization of travel and tourism professionals in the world. To encourage the conservation of the environment and help promote the development of responsible and sustainable tourism, Skål International initiated an awards program in 2002, during “The Year of Ecotourism and the Mountains” as declared by the United Nations.

Since their launch in 2002, the awards have received strong ongoing support and attracted a high level of participation, with a total of 506 entrants. This year, a total of 24 projects from 12 countries entered the eight different categories. Click here to view the full list of projects.

To evaluate the projects, Skål International selected the panel of three independent judges from important institutions/organizations and experts in Eco and Sustainable tourism. The primary criterion for the evaluation is based on points such as contribution to the conservation of nature and cultural heritage, community involvement, educational features, business viability and innovation.

Skål International wishes to express its gratitude to the three independent judges Lubna Edwards Director Global Sustainability and Partnerships, SEALED AIR

Dirk Glaesser Director of Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO

Daniella Sachs Implementation Strategist,THWANYA PTY LTD – A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY  

Skål Special Recognition Award

Stefan Phang, Regional Director, Sustainability & CSR, Diversey Care, attended the 75th Skål World Congress to share valuable information about the significance of sustainability in the tourism industry and to present the Skål Special Recognition Award by Diversey Care to the winner.

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The Skål Special Recognition Award by Diversey Care, handed out by Stefan Phang, went to: ATDC’S – BARAMATI AGRI & RURAL TOURISM TRAINING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, India Submitted by Agri Tourism Development Company – Award collected by Pandurang B. Taware, Father of Agri Tourism Concept And second award

Sustainable Tourism Award 2014

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Sustainable Tourism Award 2014

Category : RURAL ACCOMMODATION Award handed out by Mrs. Karine Coulanges, International President of Skål International, presented the Sustainable Tourism awards ATDC’S – BARAMATI AGRI AND RURAL TOURISM TRAINING, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER, India

Submitted by Agri Tourism Development Company Award collected by Pandurang B. Taware, Father of Agri Tourism Concept, India

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