Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards Winners 2023
Official announcement of the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards winners during the 82nd Skål International World Congress in Málaga, Spain
The Skål International World Congress 2023 has gathered approximately 300 travel executives from 34 countries all over the world and important authorities from Skål International, the local and regional Government, as well as prominent personalities from the tourism industry such as Mr. Ion Vilcu, Director of Affiliate Members Department at the U.N. World Tourism Organization.
The Sustainable Tourism Awards Ceremony was conducted on 2 November 2023 during the Opening Ceremony of the Skål International World Congress by Senior Vice President Annette Cardenas.
The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2023 edition has been a resounding success with 68 entries from 18 countries worldwide entering eight of the available categories.As a leading international organisation in the Travel and Tourism industry, Skål International has proven to be a strong force for the initiation of change and the encouragement of environmental conservation for both Travel and Tourism progress. As an Affiliate Member of the U.N. World Tourism Organization since 1984, we are honored to also count with the support of this institution in the frame of the Sustainable Tourism Awards.
2023 Independent Jury
Three prominent and distinguished judges from internationally recognized entities have independently evaluated each entry based on leadership criteria in sustainability that encompass tangible, measurable benefits to the environment, enhance business, and the society and communities in which they operate:
Skål International sincerely appreciates their time and efforts for the meticulous and laborious work they have conducted.
The awards are also supported since 2018 by the Responsible Tourism Institute and Biosphere Tourism. Ms. Yolanda Bazan, Head of the Certification Department at Responsible Tourism Institute presented in person the 'Skål International Biosphere Sustainable Special Award' to the eight winners, consisting of a one-year free subscription to the Biosphere Sustainable Platform.
Video in English
Video in Spanish
Winners of the 2023 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards
During the Opening Ceremony of the 82nd Skål International World Congress, the winners of the 2023 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards have officially been announced:
COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand
Supported by Skål International Christchurch
COUNTRYSIDE AND BIODIVERSITY
EcoGuerreros SC de RL de CV, Mexico
Supported by Skål International Merida
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS PROGRAMMES AND MEDIA
Mankind Digital, Australia
Supported by Skål International Melbourne
MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance
Supported by Skål International Durban
MARINE AND COASTAL
Six Senses Laamu, The Maldives
Supported by Skål International Roma
TOUR OPERATORS - TRAVEL AGENTS
Khiri Reach, Thailand
Supported by Skål International Bangkok
Supported by Skål International Paris
The Parkside Hotel & Spa, Canada
Supported by Skål International Victoria
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants in the 2023 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards.
Want to apply for next edition?
The guidelines will be updated for the 2024 edition and the details will be published on the Skål International website. The entry must be endorsed by a Skål International Club (except Government entities).