The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022 and the 4th edition of the Skål Biosphere Sustainable Special Award already have winners!

For 21 years, Skål International has been recognising the best practices in Sustainable and Responsible Tourism around the world. This year, 2022, and its 20th anniversary, the awards ceremony was led by Acting Vice President Hulya Aslantas and the awards were presented by Skål International World President Burcin Turkkan.

This outstanding event, which brought together more than 320 tourism executives from all over the world and important authorities from Croatia, from the Kvarner region and also from Opatija and Rijeka, as well as Skål International, was honoured by the presence of Mr. Ion Vilcu, Director of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Department.

This year, three distinguished and distinguished judges independently evaluated the entries received, according to sustainability leadership criteria that encompass both the tangible and the intangible, across the different dimensions of sustainable development: environment, economy, society and local communities.

Winners of the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards and of the Skål Biosphere Sustainable 2022 Special Award

  • Community and government projects: Secretary of Tourism of Santiago de Cali, Colombia.
  • Nature and biodiversity: Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa.
  • Educational programmes and media: Mankind Digital, Australia.
  • Major tourist attractions: The CaPTA Group, Australia.
  • Marine and Coastal Activities: Six Senses Laamu, Falkland Islands.
  • Rural Accommodation: CGH Earth, India.
  • Tour operators and travel agents: Travel with a Cause, Australia.
  • Tourist Transport: East By West Ferries, New Zealand.
  • Urban accommodations: Legacy Vacation Resorts, United States.

Biosphere-ITR would like to thank all the organisations that have entered this edition of the awards for their participation and congratulate all the winners for 2022. The fight for the recovery of tourism worldwide must be the priority of all of us as members of the tourism industry.

 View here all the parts of the event that have been recorded to remember this edition.