13th UNWTO Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner


18 January 2017

FITUR - Feria Internacional de Turismo

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UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

Since 2003, the UNWTO Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the tourism sector, recognizing exceptional leaders in the categories of Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge and Lifetime achievement, innovative projects in the categories of Public Policy and Governance, Research and Technology, Enterprises and Non-governmental Organizations and the private sector comitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics in the Ethics category.

Since their creation, the UNWTO Awards have recognized more than seventy institutions for their innovative tourism initiatives. The contribution of the awardees is in line with UNWTO´s policies, priorities and programme of work, including the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. 

For the fourth consecutive time, the UNWTO Awards was celebrated in collaboration with Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR / IFEMA) on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

UNWTO Awards Forum

The UNWTO Awards Forum was held prior to the Awards Ceremony on Monday, 16 January 2017. The forum is held to hilight the importance of innovation in tourism and showcase the knowledge and achievements of all UNWTO Awards finalists. For more information, please click here. 



To watch the pictures and videos of the 13th UNWTO Awards Events, please click here. 



30 September 2016              Deadline of reception of applications
Last week of November        Announcement of Awardees
16 January 2017                  13th UNWTO Awards Forum
18 Janury 2017                    13th UNWTO Awards Ceremony


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For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Awards Secretariat at [email protected] 


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13th UNWTO Awards winners and runner-ups
13th UNWTO Awards Forum






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