Mon, 23 April 2018

Winners of the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

The awards are supposed to “celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe”.

This year’s winners are industry leaders who promote inclusive growth, and work toward a greener future as a result of their proactive contributions to sustainable development and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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The 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners are:

Community Award – Global Himalayan Expedition, India

Destination Award – Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, British Colombia, Canada

Environment Award – Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Innovation Award – Virgin Atlantic, UK

People Award – Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges, Costa Rica

Gloria Guevara Manzo, President & CEO, WTTC, said, “This year the Tourism for Tomorrow Award finalists prove just how diverse and all-encompassing our sector’s commitment to sustainable growth is. The award categories are designed to demonstrate that every player in the travel and tourism industry has a role to play in driving the sector to a more responsible future — whether providing training to people from disadvantaged backgrounds, protecting vital wetland areas via ecotourism or operating the world’s greenest airport. I congratulate them all on their achievements and leadership. This year’s award winners demonstrate not only that tourism can be sustainable, but that it provides tangible benefits to destinations, local communities and travellers. We hope that our award winners will motivate the travel and tourism sector to be part of a more sustainable world.”

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