CLOSED: Call for Applications - 11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

Call for Applications - 11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Touri

The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

The power of tourism as a driver of economic growth, a tool for development and a provider of employment reached important milestones in recent years, thanks to many hidden pioneers and visionaries who build today’s tourism sector. Since their inception in 2003, the UNWTO Awards recognize these prominent leaders for their excellence and innovative achievements which made a difference in many people’s lives and in the future of tourism.

The UNWTO Awards are convened to highlight and showcase Innovation and Application of Knowledge in Tourism. To date, UNWTO has acknowledged and awarded the contribution of ten distinguished scholars, known as the UNWTO Ulysses Prize Laureates, as well as more than sixty initiatives from the public and private sector as well as NGOs. Their achievements have served as an inspiration for competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels.

The contributions of the awardees are in line with the policies, priorities and Programme of Work of UNWTO, including the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the principles and standards set in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

 


Call for Applications

The call for applications for the 11th UNWTO Awards is closed.

UNWTO is currently inviting submissions to the 11th edition of the UNWTO Awards. The Awards Ceremony will take place on 28 January 2015 during the Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR, Spain

Applications are open for the following categories:

The UNWTO Ulysses Prize for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Tourism is given to a distinguished scholar, whether in academia, government or private industry, for his/her outstanding contribution to create and disseminate innovative knowledge in tourism. To apply please complete the Application Form I and the Statement of Understanding and Acceptance.

The UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation merit distinction in four categories for the significant contribution of innovative tourism initiatives which are both competitive and sustainable. To apply please complete the Application Form II and the Statement of Understanding and Acceptance.

  1. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance
  2. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises
  3. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations
  4. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 October 2014. All applications shall be sent electronically to innova@unwto.org. Please make sure to read the Guidelines before you complete the application and download and complete all the required documents below.  

Important Note: All complete applications for the categories mentioned above are carefully evaluated by an international Jury of Experts based on the criteria set forth in the 11th UNWTO Awards Guidelines. The selection of the UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement will be reserved to the international Jury of Experts of the UNWTO Awards in recognition of the global significance of this category. No external nominations or applications for the UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement will be considered.

 


UNWTO Awards Symposium

The UNWTO Awards Symposium will be the held prior to the Awards Ceremony on January 27, 2015.

The Symposium is held to highlight best practices and theories showcased by winners of the UNWTO Awards. The Symposium includes keynote speeches by the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and the Lifetime Achievement laureates, presentations by the awardees and a high level panel discussion on the current status of knowledge management in tourism and how to improve knowledge flows within the tourism community, therefore bridging theory and practice.

In this edition, the authors of the best academic papers presented on the occasion of the 2nd UNWTO Knowledge Network Global Forum, held in Mexico City (Mexico, 28-30 May 2014) will be invited to deliver a presentation to further disseminate their knowledge and good practices.

 


Important Dates

31 October 2014                      Deadline of reception of applications

Early December                       Announcement of Awardees

27 January 2015                      UNWTO Awards Symposium (tbc)

28 January                               Ceremony of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

 

For further information, please contact the Knowledge Network Team at innova@unwto.org

 

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