2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists are here!
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards!
They are organised into several categories:
- Climate Action,
- Investing in People,
- Destination Stewardship,
- Social Impact,
- Changemakers (the Changemakers Award will put a special spotlight on fighting the illegal wildlife trade through tourism).
All 15 finalists want to support change, transformation in business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more environmentally conscious sector.
Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of WTTC:
This year’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards shine the spotlight on those organisations which are leading the way in sustainable Travel & Tourism. They reflect WTTC’s Strategic Priorities of Climate Action, Destination Stewardship, Future of Work, and Social Responsibility.
And now, without further ado, here are the finalists:
Climate Action Award, for organisations undertaking significant and measurable work to reduce the scale and impact of climate change:
· Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
· The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island, Tahiti
· Tourism Holdings Limited, New Zealand
Investing in People Award, for organisations demonstrating leadership in becoming an exciting, attractive, and equitable employer in the sector:
· Lemon Tree Hotels Limited, India
· Reserva do Ibitipoca, Brazil
· Shanga by Elewana Collection, Tanzania
Destination Stewardship, for organisations helping a place to thrive and bring forward its unique identity for the benefit of its residents and tourists:
· Grupo Rio da Prata, Brazil
· Masungi Georeserve, Philippines
· St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council, St. Kitts and Nevis
Social Impact, for organisations working to improve the people and places where they operate:
· Awamaki, Peru
· Intrepid Group, Australia
· Nikoi Island, Indonesia
Changemakers, this year focused on organisations fighting the illegal wildlife trade through sustainable tourism:
· Kelompok Peduli Lingkungan Belitung (KPLB), Indonesia
· SEE Turtles, USA
· The Cardamom Tented Camp, Cambodia
Awards Lead Judge, Prof. Graham Miller, Executive Dean and Professor of Sustainability in Business, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Surrey:
The shortlisted projects and businesses demonstrate community development, sustainable employment practices, female empowerment, innovative environmental technology and protection of land and marine wildlife as well as positively contributing to the broader Sustainable Development Goals.
The EUROPARC Federation – as a partner of the Tourism for Tommorow Awards – is looking forward to seeing more european projects as finalists, especially from the EUROPARC Network od Sustainable Destinations!
Winners of the 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at the 19th WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Spain from 2 – 4 April 2019.
To find out more about the finalists, go to the 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Finalists page and vath the video: