SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARDS

2017

SKÅL INTERNATIONAL

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARDS CEREMONIE ET
Sunday, 08 October 2017

The sixteenth annual presentation of the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards has taken place on Friday 6 October 2017 during the Opening Ceremony of the 78th Skål World Congress held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). 

These awards have enjoyed growing success since their launch in 2002 to highlight best practices in tourism around the world and also serve the purpose of acquainting the world with this new concept that puts emphasis on the importance of the interaction of the physical, cultural and social environment the traveller's responsibility and the need for active community participation for Sustainability.
 
This year, they are being officially sponsored by Halterios, a Tourism Management, Branding/Social Responsibility and Marketing Consultancy based in Spain. Halterios' marketing department recently presented to the tourism industry the Stone Paper®, an intelligent, ecological and environmentally responsible product.

47 entries from 28 countries have competed in ten categories. View the list of participants here
 
Skål International is an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO and this year has incorporated a special category to award the sustainable Tourism Destinations on the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
 
Three distinguished experts in sustainability have independently evaluated the entries received according to a series of criteria such as nature preservation, carbon offsetting, climate change mitigation, human rights protection, local employment, etc. and Skål International sincerely appreciates their time and efforts for the meticulous and laborious work they have conducted:
 


Indépendant
Juges

 

Dr. Chris Stone

Dr. Chris Stone

Faculty of Business and Law
The Manchester Metropolitan University
Trois juges prominents et distingués ont évalué de façon indépendante les projets présentés en fonction de critères de leadership en matière de durabilité qui englobent des, des avantages mesurables pour l'environnement, le rehaussement du business et la les sociétés et les communautés dans lesquelles ils opèrent. pour le travail méticuleux et laborieux qu'ils ont accompli.

Skål International apprécie sincèrement leur temps et leurs efforts dans l'accomplissement d'un travail méticuleux et laborieux.

 

COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT PROJECTS

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE
Kenya

Award collected by Anil Nair, Senior Sales Manager, Nijhawan Group

COUNTRYSIDE AND BIODIVERSITY

PANTHERA AFRICA
South Africa

Award collected by Anil Nair, Senior Sales Manager, Nijhawan Group

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND MEDIA

EL NIDO RESORTS/TEN KNOTS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Philippines

Award collected by Robert Sohn, President, Skål International Asia

MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

LAMPIVAARA AMETHYST MINE
Finland

Award collected by Tuija Sandberg, CEO, Kaivosyhtiö Arctic Ametisti Oy

MARINE AND COASTAL

MARINE DYNAMICS TOURS
South Africa

Award collected by Brenda du Toit, PR, Marine Dynamics Tours

RURAL ACCOMMODATION

LA LOMA JUNGLE LODGE AND CHOCOLATE FARM
Panama

Award collected by Maximo Herrero, Past President, Skål International Panama

TOURISM DESTINATIONS

TOURISM CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
Australia

Award collected by Dianne Logan, Managing Director, Your Special

TOUR OPERATORS AND TRAVEL AGENTS

GAMEWATCHERS SAFARIS & PORINI CAMPS
Kenya

Award collected by Julie Dabaly-Scott, International Skål Councillor for Kenya

TRANSPORTATION

OKEANOS SUSTAINABLE SEA TRANSPORT
Vanuatu

Award collected by Grégoire Moutardier, Managing Director, Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport

URBAN ACCOMMODATION

VINEYARD HOTEL
South Africa

Award collected by Rory Goldhill and Anne Lamb, President and Secretary, Skål International Cape Town