Rewarding projects or initiatives from public authorities addressing immediate tourism's needs and issues with future consequences. This category leads to two distinctive awards:
Rewarding projects or initiatives aiming to promote a social, fair and responsible tourism sector. This category leads to two distinctive awards:
Rewarding outstanding tourism research from members of ISTO’s Alliance for Training and Research and other ISTO members.
ISTO wishes to discover and highlight inspiring solutions in the field of fair and responsible tourism for all. Thus, one additional award will be delivered to an organisation that is not an ISTO member.
National, regional, and local authorities, as well as tourism organisations, are encouraged to apply by submitting either a public authority initiative or a Social, Fair and Responsible initiative.
However, non-members will not have the opportunity to apply to the Academy and Research category.
ISTO Awards submissions will be evaluated following four main criteria:
In addition, the submitted project, action, program, or initiative must be relevant to the selected category. The quality of the submission, and of the resources provided to support it, will also be taken into great consideration in the evaluation process.
The Jury will be composed of members of ISTO's Conseil des Sages and Board of Directors. Please note that to promote objectivity, member of the jury will not be evaluating projects from the same category as they apply to.
The ISTO Awards Ceremony will take place during ISTO's World Congress happening from October 12 to 15 in the beautiful Azores, Portugal.