WTTC opens its 2018 awards


LONDON, 18 September 2017: The World Travel & Tourism Council calls on travel and tourism organisations to showcase their sustainable best practices by entering in the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2018.

WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara said: “We are pleased to announce that the call for entries for the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are open.”

The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate the best in sustainable tourism business leadership and  encourages organisations operating in this field to apply for the awards programme.

WTTC CEO Gloria Guevara.

“Through applying, they take the opportunity to help further educate government bodies and other tourism businesses with their inspirational stories,” said Guevara

Just a Drop charity founder and chairmperson, Fiona Jeffery, will chair the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards selection committee for the fourth year.

She commented: “Our Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners help highlight solutions, based on successful and innovative business models built around, empowering local communities, inclusiveness, and the preservation of environment and cultural heritage. Their leadership and commitment is an example for all to follow.”

AIG Travel, the travel insurance and global assistance division of leading international insurance organisation American International Group will be the official headline sponsor of the awards programme for the third year.

This year, applicants can enter in the following five categories: Community; Destination; Environment; Innovation; and People.

The 2018 Finalists will be announced in January 2018 and the winners will recognised during next year’s WTTC Global Summit, which will take place in Buenos Aires, 18 to 19 April 2018.

The 2017 Award winners were; Community Award: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya; Destination Award: Botswana Tourism Organisation, Botswana; Environment Award: Misool, Indonesia; Innovation Award: The Nature Conservancy, USA; People Award: The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation’s China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI), China

Award applicants can apply online via http://wttc.org/tourism-for-tomorrow-awards/apply/  Entries open today and the closing date is 14 November 2017. #T4TAwards