World Travel & Tourism Council launches 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
WTTC is inviting tourism businesses, organisations, and destinations worldwide to apply for its prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The definition of success in business globally is changing to integrate sustainable practices into the core business model. Recognising and rewarding companies who are ahead of the game is the ethos of the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.
Each year, the Awards distinguish global leaders in sustainable tourism. Its rigorous three-step judging process involving up to 22 independent expert judges from all around the world, with on-site evaluations of all award finalists, set them apart from similar schemes and have made the Awards one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry.
Applicants should demonstrate how they are actively engaged in a successful programme of sustainable tourism practices and management, including maximising social and economic benefits for local people, reducing negative impacts to the environment, and supporting the protection of cultural and natural heritage in destinations where they operate.
Why should you apply for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards? Success in the Awards bring a number of benefits:
Finalists and winners receive complimentary flights and accommodation and will be recognised during a gala Awards ceremony which takes place alongside WTTC’s Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 9 April 2013, attended by Travel & Tourism industry leaders, government representatives and members of the international media. Please click here to view more benefits.
Award applicants may enter in one of four Award categories: Global Tourism Business, Conservation, Community Benefit, and Destination Stewardship and can submit their entries online at www.wttc.org/tourismfortomorrow until 26 November 2012.