World tourism awards celebrates 20th anniversary this year

 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


Green Tourism Business Scheme


Ol Pejeta

Marine Dynamics

Sapa o Chau


Transfrontier Parks Destinations

TUI Cruise

Village Ways

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