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Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards

 

The 18th Sustainable Tourism Awards took place on 15 September during the Opening Ceremony of the 80th Skål World Congress onboard the Royal Caribbean “Symphony of the Seas” from 14 to 21 September 2019.

View the 2019 winners here

SPECIAL AWARD 2019

This year Skål International has established a partnership with Biosphere Tourism and the Responsible Tourism Institute, to give the "Special Skål Biosphere Award" that will be presented to one of the submissions received. The winner will be selected based on the pillars of sustainability of the Responsible Tourism Institute. Biosphere Tourism will present the winner with a one-year free Biosphere Certification in one of their available categories (except Tourism Destinations and special cases).

Biosphere Tourism develops certifications that guarantee an adequate long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of a Destination, reporting significant benefits for a tourism entity, society and the environment. 

Ensuring compliance with a series of requirements based on the principles of sustainability and continuous improvement, Biosphere Tourism offers the opportunity to companies in the sector to design products and services with a new model of non-aggressive tourism, satisfying the current needs of customers and users, without compromising future generations.

The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) is an international organization that promotes, for more than 20 years, responsible tourism at the international level.

Benefits of the Biosphere Certification

Increase efficiency
Increase efficiency by reducing environmental impact and costs and, improving profitability in the medium and long-term.

Online certification
As a member of Biosphere, you will receive tools and support to manage an online certification, with personalized attention and a compilation of a history of reports, recommendations and evaluations.

Improve positioning
Consumers increasingly demand new non-aggressive tourist models. Position your entity as a sustainable business and communicate your commitment with the Biosphere seal.

Sustainability
Development of tourism strategies and policies that guarantee a sustainable tourism model according to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

ADVANTAGES OF PARTICIPATING IN THESE AWARDS

  • To improve your visibility and get global recognition of your outstanding performance in terms of sustainable and responsible tourism.
  • To network and market your products and services to tourism professionals worldwide.
  • To gain worldwide media coverage among the entire Skål membership international press contacts.
  • To collect in person the award you will be given during the Opening Ceremony of the 80th Skål World Congress.
  • To personally experience the benefits that come 

For queries regarding the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2020, please contact sandra.vera@skal.org

Full information on the 2018 winners and judges here

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