The Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works towards achieving the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Initiatives at local, national, regional and international levels are all considered.
Finalists will be notified in December, with the winners announced in January 2019.
A further award, the UNWTO Ethics Award will also be announced in January 2019. The Award takes applications from signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, which is UNWTO’s flagship set of guidelines for a tourism sector built on ethical and responsible principles for sustainability.