A mobile application transporting visitors to the harbor of Arromanches in Normandy, France during World War II and an ecotourism project with a social entrepreneurship focus in Malaysia were among the innovative tourism initiatives recognized by the 2013 UNWTO Ulysses Awards for Innovation. Now on its tenth year, the Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in the field of tourism across the globe.
The 2013 UNWTO Ulysses Awardees for Innovation distinguished in the four categories were:
In other categories, the recently instituted UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Richard Quest, host of CNN’s flagship daily business programme ‘Quest Means Business” and the monthly ‘CNN Business Traveller’ for his contribution in promoting the presence of the tourism sector in global media. Professor Tej Vir Singh, Founding Director of the Centre for Tourism Research & Development (CTRD) in India, as well as Founding Editor of the highly respected scientific journal Tourism Recreation Research, was presented with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize for Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge.
The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism are the flagship awards for the global tourism sector, recognizing knowledge creation, dissemination and innovative applications. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony which took place at the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain, which will host this event in the future.
2013 UNWTO Awards Broadcast
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