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Responsible Tourism Project at Kumarakom, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala

UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance

Winner: Responsible Tourism Project at Kumarakom, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, India

Houseboat Souvenir Making-A Responsible Tourism project activity at Kumarakom

Talasoplaya Spa Project, Fundación Aqua Maris y Summum Design Global Projects

UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises

Second Runner-up: Talasoplaya Spa Project, Fundación Aqua Maris y Summum Design Global Projects, Spain

Hotel ICON Ltd, ICON Hotel

UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises

Second Runner-up: Hotel ICON Ltd, ICON Hotel, Hong Kong SAR, China

Hotel ICON is a 262-room luxury hotel – with five-star finishes – managed to the

Big Blog Exchange, Hostelling International

2013 UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations

Second Runner-up: Big Blog Exchange, Hostelling International, United Kingdom

@TheDidiness (South Africa) with Tine Depré from the Belgian YHA (VJH)

UNWTO Awards Forum - Previous Editions

About the UNWTO Awards Forum

The UNWTO Awards Forum showcases the initiatives, best practices, and challenges of UNWTO Award finalists. It serves as a world-class platform to bring together policy makers, tourism practitioners, and tourism academia.

UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement

 

The UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement is conferred to recognize a lifetime achievement of individuals with visionary leadership and significant contribution throughout the nominee’s career as an inspirational role model for the development at the local, national, regional or international level.

2013 UNWTO Awards

A mobile application transporting visitors to the harbor of Arromanches in Normandy, France during World War II and an ecotourism project with a social entrepreneurship focus in Malaysia were among the innovative tourism initiatives recognized by the 2013 UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation. Now on its tenth year, the Awards were jointly hosted, for the first time, by UNWTO and the Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR), a valued UNWTO Affiliate Member.

UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation

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UNWTO Knowledge Network Symposium - FITUR – IFEMA January 23, 2014 - Evaluation

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2012 UNWTO Awards

Since 2003, the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation celebrate the tourism sector´s attainments, recognizing exceptional leaders for their excellence and innovative achievement in the categories of the creation and dissemination of knowledge and lifetime achievement, as well as public policy and governance, research and technologies, enterprises and non-governmental organizations.