Announcing Planeta.com’s #IY2017 Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. Today (World Environment Day, June 5) Planeta.com opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading …

India Hosts Responsible Tourism Awards

Presentations of the inaugural India Responsible Tourism Awards (IRTA) were made at the India Responsible Tourism Summit in Delhi on January 19th. The Awards champion ethical travel across the country. The idea is to inspire and motivate the local fraternity and spread the good word. IRTA is a regional partner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards (WRTA) held at …

UNWTO Awards 2017

Photo: UNWTO Gala Annotated Press Release from UNWTO with questions  UNWTO Awards recognize the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 13th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and …

Reflections on Awards

Here’s the bottom line – Awards offer a great incentive which encourages good practices and helps develop communication about critical topics. That said, awards can be manipulated or simply developed in a way that does not promote in depth dialogue. Regrettably, there have been few surveys of awards. RECOMMENDATIONS We like to see awards that …