2013 UNWTO Awardees

The 2013 Awardees in the category of UNWTO Awards for Innovation are:

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  • UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance

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

First Runner-up:

Interactive System of Tourist Information, Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Poland 

Second runner-up:

Kwita Izina, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda


  • UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises

Arromanches 1944, Biplan, France

First runner-up:

International Quality Brand for Hospitality for All, Village for All, Italy

Second Runner- ups:

Hotel ICON Ltd, ICON Hotel, Hong Kong SAR, China

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


  • UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations

From Charity to Social Entrepreneurship, Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies Society, Malaysia

First runner-up:

Alqueva Dark Sky Programme, Genuineland, Portugal

Second runner-up:

Big Blog Exchange, Hostelling International, United Kingdom


  • UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology

3D AR Virtual Portal, DSP Studio & Momentum Studio, Croatia

First runner-up:

Smart Tour Guide, Korean Tourism Organization, Republic of Korea

Second runner-up:

V4A Inside, Village for All, Italy