16th Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards announced

16th Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards announced

The sixteenth annual presentation of the Skal International Sustainable Tourism Awards took place on Friday 6 October 2017 during the Opening Ceremony of the 78th Skal World Congress held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).

47 entries from 28 countries have competed in ten categories. Skal International is an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO and this year has incorporated a special category to award the sustainable Tourism Destinations on the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The winners are:

Community and Government Projects
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Kenya

Countryside and Wildlife
Panthera Africa, South Africa

Educational Iinstitutions / Programmes and Media
El Nido Resorts / Ten Knots Development Corporation, Philippines

Major Tourist Attractions
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, Finland

Marine Dynamics Tours, South Africa

Rural Accommodation
La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm, Panama 

Tourism Destinations
Tourism Central Australia, Australia  

Tour Operators – Travel Agents
Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, Kenya

Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport, Vanuatu

Urban Accommodation
Vineyard Hotel, South Africa

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