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

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.  

Posted on Mon, Jan 22nd, 2018 3:21 pm by joyoftravel.ca news services

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