World tourism awards celebrates 20th anniversary this year

Published on : Monday, November 13, 2017

indexThe World Tourism Award celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The event was inaugurated in 1997 to “Recognize individuals, companies, organizations, destinations and attractions for outstanding initiatives related to the travel and tourism industry, and in fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local communities.”

 
It was presented by co-sponsors Corinthia Hotels, New York Times, United Airlines and Reed Travel Exhibitions. Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor was the Master of Ceremonies.

 
The 2017 finalists were:

 
Chobe Game Lodge

 
Crystal Creek Meadows

 
Grootbos

 
Green Tourism Business Scheme

 
Kumarakom

 
Ol Pejeta

 
Marine Dynamics

 
Sapa o Chau

 
Ljubljana

 
Transfrontier Parks Destinations

 
TUI Cruise

 
Village Ways

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