The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) prestigious ‘Tourism For Tomorrow Awards’, which recognise sustainable tourism best practice, will next year be presented in Abu Dhabi.
The awards will form part of Abu Dhabi’s April hosting of WTTC’s 13th annual Global Summit.
The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are presented annually to tourism organisations that are demonstrating best practices including helping to improve the livelihoods of communities and supporting the protection of natural and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism development. The Awards are given in four different categories addressing all sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry:
Destination Stewardship Award - For destinations comprising a network of tourism enterprises and organisations that show dedication to, and success in, maintaining a programme of sustainable tourism management at the destination level.
Conservation Award - Open to any tourism business, organisation or attraction able to demonstrate a direct contribution to the conservation of nature.
Community Benefit Award - For a tourism initiative that has effectively demonstrated tangible benefits for local communities, including capacity building, the transfer of industry skills, and support for community development.
Global Tourism Business Award - Open to a large company operating in multiple destinations with at least 200 full time employees from any sector of Travel & Tourism, this award recognises best practice in sustainable tourism at the large scale business level.
Judging is by an independent panel including some of the world’s most authoritative sustainable development experts and a stringent application process involving on-site verification visits by the experts.