Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019

Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Applications are invited for the Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019. These awards are geared towards enhancing the visibility and grant recognition to entities from the tourism industry.

Based on the declaration of the United Nations in 2002 as the “Year of Ecotourism and the Mountains”, Skål International launched its own “Sustainable Tourism Awards” the same year, to spotlight best practices globally. As a leading, international organisation in the tourism industry, Skål International has proven to be a strong force for the initiation of change and the encouragement of environmental conservation for both travel and tourism progress.


Entry submission can be made in any of the following categories:

  • Community and Government Projects
  • Countryside and Biodiversity
  • Educational programmes and Media
  • Major Tourist Attractions
  • Marine and Coastal
  • Rural Accommodation
  • Tour Operators-Travel Agents
  • Tourist Transport
  • Urban Accommodation


  • To improve your visibility and get global recognition of your outstanding performance in terms of sustainable and responsible tourism
  • To network and market your products and services to tourism professionals worldwide
  • To gain worldwide media coverage among the entire Skål membership international press contacts
  • To collect in person the award you will be given during the Opening Ceremony of the 80th Skål World Congress
  • To personally experience the benefits that come with being a Member

Special Award 2019

  • This year Skål International has partnership with Biosphere Tourism and the Responsible Tourism Institute, to give the “Special Skål Biosphere Award” that will be presented to one of the submissions received. The winner will be selected based on the pillars of sustainability of the Responsible Tourism Institute. Biosphere Tourism will present the winner with a one-year free Biosphere Certification in one of their available categories (except Tourism Destinations and special cases).


  • Open to all public and private sector companies, educational institutions, NGOs and government agencies


During the process of filling out the form, you will be required to attach a letter of endorsement that can be issued by a Skål club or a local tourism authority, government tourism agency or tourism organisation.

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For more information, visit Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards.