Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards Winners 2022
Skål International presents the 2022 Sustainable Tourism Awards that celebrate its 20th Anniversary, during the Opening Ceremony of its 81st Skål International World Congress in Kvarner, Croatia
This highlight event that has gathered over 320 travel executives from all over the world.
Important authorities from Opatija and Rijeka, the Kvarner region of Croatia, as well as Skål International, has been honoured with the prestigious presence of Mr. Ion Vilcu, Director of Affiliate Members Department at the U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Skål International following the United Nations declaration of 2002 as the Year of Ecotourism and the Mountains, launched these awards, which have received strong ongoing support and attracted high level of participation from all over the world, and certainly helped the tourism world to better understand the importance of sustainability in tourism.
In its 20th Anniversary the award ceremony was conducted by Interim Vice President Hulya Aslantas and awards presented by Skål International World President Burcin Turkkan.
Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards program is getting even greater prestige.
Skål International is an Affiliate Member of the U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 1984 and have joined forces to give a greater dimension to the Sustainable Tourism Awards.
And, for fourth consecutive year, we keep the partnership with the Responsible Tourism Institute and Biosphere Tourism, who have enhanced its support and have granted the 'Skål Biosphere Sustainable Special Award' to each winner, consisting of a one-year free subscription to the Biosphere Sustainable platform, where the winner will be able to create their own personalized Sustainability Plan.
2022 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.
This year, a total of 50 entrants from 23 countries worldwide have met the requirements and competed in the nine available categories.
Winners of the 2022 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards
During the Opening Ceremony of the 81st Skål International World Congress, the winners of the 2022 Sustainable Tourism Awards have officially been announced:
COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
Secretary of Tourism of Santiago de Cali, Colombia
Supported by Skål International Bogotá
COUNTRYSIDE AND BIODIVERSITY
Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa
Supported by Skål International South Africa
Opatija Tourist Board, Croatia
Since the Skål International World Congress is being hosted by Skål International Kvarner, the Opatija Tourist Board has been specially recognized for being ranked second in this category.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS PROGRAMMES AND MEDIA
Mankind Digital, Australia
Supported by Skål International Melbourne
MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
The CapTA Group, Australia
Supported by Skål International Cairns
MARINE AND COASTAL
Six Senses Laamu,The Maldives
Supported by Skål International Roma
CGH Earth, India
Supported by Skål International Kochi
TOUR OPERATORS - TRAVEL AGENTS
Travel with a Cause, Australia
Supported by Skål International Hobart
East by West Ferries, New Zealand
Supported by Skål International Wellington
Legacy Vacation Resorts, United States
Supported by Skål International Tampa Bay