Skål International presents the Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022 prioritising sustainability as a key long-term global commitment.

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The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will be involved in Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards from this year onwards.

Skål International is also continuing its collaboration with Biosphere© and the Responsible Tourism Institute to award the “Skål Biosphere Sustainable Special Award”.

Skål International’s Sustainable Tourism Awards aims to raise the visibility and give recognition to entities in the tourism industry.

Skål International established the Sustainable Tourism Awards, in line with the United Nations declaration, in 2002 to highlight best practices around the world. As an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO, whose mission is to promote the development of accessible, sustainable and universal responsible tourism, Skål International presents in 2022 its Sustainable Tourism Awards, with the participation of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), maintaining the collaboration with Biosphere© and the Responsible Tourism Institute to give the ‘Skål Biosphere Sustainable Special Award’.

Application details

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards are open annually to all public and private sector companies, educational institutions, NGOs and tourism-related government agencies worldwide. We encourage all entities working for sustainability in the tourism industry to apply.

All sustainable operations and activities must be implemented by the company, NGO or agency applying for the award. Projects that are not yet operational are not eligible.

A new feature of the 2022 edition is that entries must be endorsed by an Skål International club or National Committee to be eligible, except Government entities, who will be required to enclose a document certifying their involvement with sustainability instead.

The call for entries opened on 1 March and will remain open until 30 June 2022 on the following form: Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022 form.

After the closing date for the acceptance of applications, the projects will be judged by three independent judges, who are invited to the process for their expertise in the tourism industry.

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards will undoubtedly enhance the visibility of candidates and gain recognition for their outstanding performance in sustainable and responsible tourism.

It will also allow them to increase their contacts and introduce their products and services to tourism industry professionals around the world through the promotion of the awards.

In addition, candidates will gain media coverage among Skål International’s worldwide membership and our international press contacts and have the chance to win a free subscription to the Biosphere Tourism Sustainable platform.

Awards Ceremony

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards ceremony will take place during the Opening Ceremony of the Skål International 2022 World Congress, which this year will be held from 13-18 October in Rijeka-Opatija, in the Kvarner region of Croatia.

The event, which will bring together many members of the organisation, its International Committees and Executive Board, will also be attended by an official representative of the Affiliate Members Department of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to which we are grateful for their valuable experience and dedication to these awards.

More information about Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards here.
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