UNWTO Awards Finalists for Innovation in Tourism Announced

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UNWTO awardsMadrid, Spain, 22 December 2014 – UNWTO Awards finalists for innovation in tourism announced 

The finalists of the 11th UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation in Tourism, one of the three categories in the annual UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, have been announced today (Madrid, 22 December 2014). 

Every year since 2003, the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism have honored tourism initiatives that contribute to advance tourism through knowledge and innovation, in line with the principles of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The following is the list of finalists of the 11th UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation (in alphabetical order):

  1. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance
  2. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises
  3. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations
  4. UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology

The names of the Laureates of the UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement and the UNWTO Ulysses Prize for Excellence in the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Tourism will be unveiled on the first week of January 2015.

The winners and runner-ups will be unveiled during the UNWTO Awards Ceremony to be held on 28 January 2015. For the second consecutive year, the Ceremony is organized in collaboration with the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain, and it is one of the several events organized by UNWTO within the framework of FITUR.

The UNWTO Awards Ceremony will be preceded by the UNWTO Awards Symposium on 27 January 2015. The Symposium will highlight the importance of innovation in tourism and share the knowledge and achievements of the UNWTO Awards finalists.


Registration for the UNWTO Awards Ceremony and for the UNWTO Knowledge Network Symposium will be open soon. All relevant details will be available at know.unwto.org.

Should you be interested in partnering with the UNWTO Awards, please check the different sponsorship opportunities.

Useful links:
UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism
UNWTO activities at FITUR

UNWTO Senior Media Officer: Marcelo Risi
Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60

UNWTO Communications & Publications Programme
Tel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218