Indonesia shines at UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

Published on : Tuesday, January 26, 2016

UNWTO NEW logo_40Indonesia shines at the 12th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism held in Madrid, Spain, recently. The country won laurels in three categories- Innovation in Public Policy and Governance, Innovation in Enterprises, Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The Banyuwangi administration with its “Re-inventing the Government in Tourism” project is the first winner for the Innovation in Public Policy and Governance category, the UNWTO said in a press release.

Garuda Indonesias Bali Beach Clean-Up campaign has come out as the First Runner-up for the UNWTO Award for Innovation in Enterprises category.

Indonesia’s NGO, Karang Lestari Foundation with its “Coral Reef Reborn” project is also the First Runner-Up for the UNWTO Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) category.

Besides Banyungawi, first winners for the other three categories are the Itaipu Technological Park (Brazil), the Treetop Walking Path (Lithuania), and the Sisterhood of Survivors Program (Nepal) .

The Awards recognizing innovation in four categories – Public Policy and Governance, Enterprises, NGOs and Research and Technology-, were announced on Jan 20 at the UNWTO Awards Ceremony in the Spanish Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid. The projects were selected among more than 100 candidatures from 30 countries.

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