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What's Your Story?

Do you have a story of how tourism has transformed your life? Or have you had a transformational experience while travelling? Perhaps a career opportunity in tourism that changed the direction of your life? We’d love to hear it!

What's Your Story?

Our films showcase inspirational stories of how tourism is transforming our world. But we know there are many more out there. With 1.2 billion travellers every year and 292 million people whose livelihoods depend on travel, there must be millions!

Do you have a story of how tourism has transformed your life? Or have you had a transformational experience while travelling? Perhaps a career opportunity in tourism that changed the direction of your life? We’d love to hear it!

We will share your stories on our social pages and compile them into a special exhibition at our Global Summit in Buenos Aires in April 2018. All you need to do is fill in the form below. 

And, if you're a tourism business that is committed to the future, to tourism for tomorrow, with sustainability at the heart of what you do then don't just share your story, apply for our prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, send us an email to: tow@wttc.org 

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Tourism For Tomorrow

Travel & Tourism already accounts for 10% of global GDP and 292 million jobs. Over the next 10 years Travel & Tourism’s global impact on GDP is set to rise by 4% per annum. Tourism for Tomorrow addresses the challenges posed by such growth.

Tourism For Tomorrow

Travel & Tourism is growing faster than any other sector. Our sector already accounts for 10% of global GDP and 292 million jobs. Over the next 10 years Travel & Tourism’s global impact on GDP is set to rise by 4% per annum. Tourism for Tomorrow addresses the challenges posed by such growth.

The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the sector around the world, based upon the principles of environmentally friendly operations, support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage, and direct benefits to the social and economic well-being of local people in travel destinations around the world.

These annual awards are among the highest accolades in the sector and represent the gold standard in sustainable tourism. Candidates can apply in one of five categories: Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People.

WTTC joins forces with our sponsors, media partners, and contributors to invite destinations, businesses, and projects to apply. Each year this yields hundreds of unique entries. Applicants go through a rigorous three-step judging process, which includes on-site evaluations. An international team of some 20 acclaimed sustainable tourism judges decide on the winners after choosing three finalists in each category.

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists are hosted at WTTC’s Global Summit when the winners are announced at a prestigious gala ceremony. The 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be presented at the 18th WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18-19 April 2018.

 

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