Sustainable Tourism Awards winners edition announced during virtual Annual General Assembly of Skål International

Published on : Saturday, December 25, 2021

On Monday 20 December 2021, Sustainable Tourism Awards winners edition was announced during the virtual Annual General Assembly of Skål International.

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards, launched in 2002, are focused towardincreasing the visibility and recognition to entities from the Travel and Tourism industry.

Winners of the 2021 Skal International Sustainable Tourism Awards:
• Community and Government Projects: ServiciosEcoturísticos El Jorullo, Mexico.
• Countryside and Biodiversity: Chai Lai Orchid, Thailand.
• Educational Programmes and Media: Tourism Industry Aotearoa, New Zealand.
• Major Tourist Attractions: The Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa.
• Marine and Coastal: Six Senses Laamu, The Maldives.
• Rural Accommodation: Sardegna Grand Hotel Terme, Italy.
• Tour Operators and Travel Agents: City Sightseeing, South Africa.
• Urban Accommodation: The Grand Hotel, Sri Lanka.

Winners of the 2021 Skal Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle Special Awards:
• The Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa.
• Chai Lai Orchid, Thailand.

The independent jury comprised three conspicuous and distinguished personalities who represented internationally recognized entities. They judged the 50 entries received based on leadership criteria in sustainability that include tangible, measurable benefits to the environment, enhance business, and the society and communities where they operate.

The following members were conferred the Membre d’Honneur distinction: Carlos Berberian – posthumously (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Carlos Lopez Gallego (Lima, Peru), Antonio Percario (Roma, Italy) and Mario Sequeira (Goa, India).
President’s Awards:

• Order of Skål Merit: The President conferred the Order of Skål Merit to all current Presidents of Skål International National Committees.
• Skålleague of the Year: Antonio Percario, Skål International Roma, Italy.
• Skål Ambassador of the Year: Paolo Bartolozzi, Skål International Roma, Italy.
• Skål Special Awards for 2021: Fiona Nicholl, Skål International Cairns, Australia.

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