13th UNWTO Awards Winners and Finalists

 

 

UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award

Awardee of the category: Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler

 

UNWTO Ulysses Prize for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge

Awardee of the category: Mr. Geoffrey Wall

 

UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism Winners/Finalists

UNWTO Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance

Winner: 
Strategies for development of sustainable tourism in Guanajuato, Guanajuato Ministry of Tourism, Mexico
1st Runner-up: Social progress index in tourism destinations in Costa Rica, Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, Costa Rica
2nd Runner-up: Invat.Tur, Valencia Region Tourism Board, Spain
2nd Runner-up: Innovative use of e-tourism - Egypt´s strategy 2020, Advisory Council of the Tourism Ministry, Egypt

UNWTO Award for Innovation in Enterprises
Winner: 
Adding Color to lives, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Belgium
1st Runner-up: Ecobnb: The community of sustainable tourism, Ecobnb, Italy   

UNWTO Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations
Winner: 
Govardhan Eco Village - Eco Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development, Govardhan Eco Village, India     
1st Runner-up: Culture heritage: Tools for sustainability of a World Heritage Site, Petra National Trust, Jordan  
2nd Runner-up: A Sustainable Tourism Supply Chain, Fundación Tropicalia, Dominican Republic

UNWTO Award for Innovation in Research and Technology
Winner: 
Carmacal carbon calculator for travel packages, Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR), The Netherlands
1st Runner-up: Tourism 4.0, Turismo de Portugal IP, Portugal
2nd Runner-up: Encyclopedia of tourism, Ulysses Foundation, Spain

 

UNWTO Ethics Award

Awardee of the category: ILUNION HOTELS


The Winners and Runners-up of the UNWTO Award for Innovation in Tourism were unveiled and awarded on the occasion of the 13th UNWTO Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner on 18 January 2017, IFEMA, Madrid, Spain. For more information on the ceremony, please click here.  


Useful links

Press release: UNWTO announces the finalists of the UNWTO Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism
Press release: UNWTO Awards recognize the comitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches
13th UNWTO Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner
13th UNWTO Awards Forum