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30 October 2019

FITUR, InterMundial and WTO convene the third edition of the Responsible Tourism Awards

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Paradores, Costa Cruceros and Colombia were the winners of the latest edition of this award, that recognises the commitment of tourism companies, destinations and blogs to responsible tourism. The awards ceremony will be held within the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR 2020, at Feria de Madrid from 22 to 26 January

Fundación InterMundial, in collaboration with FITUR and the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has convened the third edition of the Responsible Tourism Awards, to recognise the work and involvement of tourism companies towards achieving tourism that is responsible and sustainable with society, the environment and the economy.

To participate in this event, which in its second edition received 70 candidacies from a total of 7 countries, it is required to be an exhibitor at FITUR 2020 and to present the actions that have been implemented in the last two years to promote the development of responsible and sustainable tourism. Since last year awards are also given in the category of blogosphere, which can be entered by those blogs that have promoted responsible tourism practises, creating awareness among its readers through its writing.

Those interested in participating must fill in the registration form that can be found on the Fundación InterMundial website and on the FITUR website, and send it to the email address before the 3 January 2020. The rules for the competition can also be found on the same website page.

As in the previous edition, those companies wishing to participate in the Responsible Tourism Awards can send their candidacy for four different categories, divided by sectors. These are:

  • Hospitality (accommodation, restaurants and related services).

  • Transportation, tourism products and services (means of transportation, airports, incentives and congresses, tour operators, agencies, entertainment, health...).

  • Tourism destinations.

  • < >The jury panel is comprised of renowned tourism professionals, and it will choose in January a winner for each of the four categories, who will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held within FITUR 2020, from the 22 to 26 January.

    The Responsible Tourism Awards continue to strengthen the commitment of Fundación InterMundial to showing the benefits that sustainable tourism provides for society and the environment within a socio-economic and environmental context, with the goal to minimise the negative impacts that it generates. The Foundation continues to work on promoting research towards a responsible and quality tourism development.

    About FITUR

    Organised by IFEMA, FITUR 2020 will be held from the 22 to 26 January at Feria de Madrid.  This large global meeting point for tourism professionals, leader in the worldwide industry, is preparing one of the most comprehensive editions, with Korea as a Partner Country, where sustainability, technology and specialisation will continue to be at the forefront. This will all take place within the celebrations for the 40th Anniversary, a special occasion that will be the culmination of a whole series of initiatives that are already in motion, with the aim to provide continuity to the successful and rising trajectory of FITUR. During the latest edition FITUR attracted 10,400 participating companies, with over 253,000 attendees.