Published July 6, 2015
United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has opened the call for applications for the 12th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.
Tourism initiatives from around the world are encouraged to apply for consideration before October 30, 2015.
Since 2003, the UNWTO Awards recognise knowledge creation, dissemination and innovation in tourism, seeking to highlight the sectorâ€™s transversal effect on governance and society at large. So far, the awards have acknowledged more than 70 scholars, visionaries and institutions, whose work has served as an inspiration for competitive and sustainable tourism development and the promotion of the values of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.
The 12th UNWTO Awards winners will be announced on January 20, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. For the third consecutive year, the Ceremony will be held in collaboration with the Spanish tourism fair IFEMA/FITUR. The Ceremony will be preceded by the annual UNWTO Awards Symposium which highlights the importance of innovation in tourism and is an opportunity to share the knowledge and achievements of the UNWTO Awards finalists.