14th UNWTO Awards Events


15 January 2018 - 17 January 2018


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The UNWTO Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the tourism sector, recognizing exceptional leaders in the categories of Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge and Lifetime achievement, innovative projects in the categories of Public Policy and Governance, Research and Technology, Enterprises and Non-governmental Organizations and the private sector comitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics in the Ethics category.

Since their creation, the UNWTO Awards have recognized more than seventy institutions for their innovative tourism initiatives. The contribution of the awardees is in line with UNWTO´s policies, priorities and programme of work, including the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. 

For the fifth consecutive time, the UNWTO Awards Ceremony will be celebrated in collaboration with Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR / IFEMA) on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

UNWTO Awards Forum

The UNWTO Awards Forum will be held prior to the Awards Ceremony on Monday, 15 January 2018. The forum will be held to highlight the importance of innovation in tourism and showcase the knowledge and achievements of all UNWTO Awards finalists. 


Annoucements of the 14th UNWTO Awards finalists

For more information on the 14th UNWTO Awards finalists and winners, please click here. For more information on the finalists´projects, please visit this page. 



Registration for the UNWTO Awards Ceremony and the UNWTO Awards Forum will open in mid December. 


Important dates

3 May 2017                         Call for applications
30 September 2017             Deadline for reception of applications
November                             Announcement of Awardees
15 January 2018                  14th UNWTO Awards Forum
17 January 2018                  14th UNWTO Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner


Useful links

Press release: UNWTO announces the winners and finalists of the UNWTO Awards
Overview of the UNWTO Awards
13th UNWTO Awards Winners and Finalists
Previous UNWTO Awards editions
Becoming a partner


For additional questions, please contact the UNWTO Awards Secretariat at awards@unwto.org.