The foundation received some very exciting news this month! We were one of fourteen projects, among one hundred and twenty-eight applicants, from fifty-five countries that were selected as finalists of the 14th UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism.
The Awards are held annually to highlight and promote the work of individuals around the world that have impacted the tourism sector. In the category of Non- Governmental Organisations, we are so proud to announce that we won 3rd place! Our founder, Inge and Ketua Yayasan, Redempta represented our foundation at the ceremony, which was attended by more than 500 guests, in Madrid-Spain.
What are the UNWTO Awards?
Since 2003, the Awards recognize the work of organizations and individuals around the world that positively impact and inspire the tourism sector through innovation and knowledge.
To date, UNWTO has acknowledged the contribution of distinguished scholars, inspiring leaders, as well as more than 80 initiatives from the public and private sector as well as NGOs. Their achievements serve as an inspiration for competitive and sustainable tourism development at a local, national, regional, and international level. The contributions of the awardees are in line with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.