Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2018
The official announcement of the Sustainable Tourism Awards winners awarded by Skål International has taken place on Thursday 18 October 2018 during the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Skål World Congress held at the PrideInn Paradise Plus Beach Hotel, Convention Centre & Spa in Mombasa, Kenya.

This year, a total of 62 entries from 31 different categories have competed in eight categories. View the list of participants here
These awards have enjoyed growing success since their launch 17 years ago following the United Nations declaration of 2002 as the Year of Ecotourism and the Mountains. With the exponential growth in tourism over the past few decades, tremendous strain has been put on the tourism industry as a whole so it is imperative that all sectors of the industry adhere to all aspects of Sustainable tourism.

Skål International is an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO whose mission is to promote the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. We have adopted the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics in Tourism, and also support the ST-EP initiative (Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty). Skål is affiliated to other important international organisations such as PATA, IIPT, The Code, ECPAT, ICTP, STI.
Prestigious panel of judges
Prof. Dr. Chris Stone
Faculty of Business and Law,
School of Tourism, Hospitality
and Events Management
Tomas de Azcarate
Chairman
Our deep appreciation to these three distinguished experts in sustainability who have independently evaluated the entries received according to a series of criteria such as nature preservation, carbon offsetting, climate change mitigation, human rights protection, local employment, among others. 
2018 Winners of the Sustainable Tourism Awards
COMMUNITY AND
GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
TSITSIKAMMA CANOPY TOUR 
South Africa

COUNTRYSIDE AND BIODIVERSITY

MANYONI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
South Africa

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
AND MEDIA
THE CLIFF INTERPRETATION CENTRE
Malta

MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS │USA
Video  |  Web
MARINE AND COASTAL
SIX SENSES LAAMU │The Maldives
RURAL ACCOMMODATION
CGH EARTH - COCONUT LAGOON, KUMARAKOM India
TOUR OPERATORS AND
TRAVEL AGENTS
STORMSRIVER ADVENTURES │South Africa
Video  |  Web

URBAN ACCOMMODATION

THE REES HOTEL New Zealand
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the participants. 
 
The guidelines for the 2019 edition will shortly be available on the Skål  website
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