AIG Travel will serve as the Official Headline Sponsor of the 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.
AIG Travel will sponsor the entire WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards journey; from the call for entries, and independent judges’ selection of the Finalists in January 2016, through to the announcement of the winners at the 2016 WTTC Global Summit in Dallas, April 6th–7th, 2016.
Now in its 12th year, The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrates sustainability best practices by awarding exceptional tourism businesses, organizations and destinations in five categories: Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People.
“We’re delighted to support the WTTC in this effort,” said Jeff Rutledge, chief executive, AIG Travel.
“We have long been committed to sustainability initiatives at AIG – from going paperless and insuring renewable energy programs, to investing more than $260 million in emissions reductions upgrades for our worldwide offices.
“So, a program that recognizes sustainable travel aligns perfectly with our goals to help create a future for our industry rooted in the promotion of eco-friendly business practices.”
The 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Call for Entry opened in September, with candidates able to apply until November 16th.
WTTC president David Scowsill said: “AIG Travel has been involved in the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards since 2013 and shows considerable commitment to sustainability.
“I am extremely pleased that AIG Travel will be our official Headline Sponsor for the 2016 Awards – it not only underscores AIG Travel’s commitment, but also highlights the importance of our Awards program for large businesses in the Travel & Tourism sector.”
He added: “It is through sharing best practices and combining forces that we can move our sector forward when it comes to sustainability. With support from AIG Travel, I am confident we will be able to attract even more organizations to apply for these prestigious Awards.
“It is by showcasing the amazing work for destinations, communities, the environment, people, and new innovations that we will continue to inform and promote sustainability of Travel & Tourism to the wider world.”