The best examples of destinations harnessing the power of tourism for sustainable development have been celebrated in the 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition.
Launched ahead of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly, the competition was designed to recognize the best visual storytellers from every global region. Submissions were judged in two categories.
‘Tourism and the Decade of Action’
Participants were asked to use film to show how the tourism sector is advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through references to one or several of the 17 Global Goals.
‘Exceptional Stories of Sustainable Tourism’
Participants were asked for remarkable examples which showcase the human face of tourism and make clear the positive social impact the sector can have through generating opportunities for all.
All submissions were viewed by an independent jury made up of international media gathered in Madrid for the UNWTO General Assembly.
The 2021 winners are:
Promotion and the Decade of Action
Africa: Seychelles – Experience Seychelles
Europe: Georgia – The Grand Tour of Samegrelo
Americas: Bahamas – Exuma Land and Sea Park
Middle East: Experience Egypt
Asia & Pacific: Macao, China – Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021
Exceptional Stories of Sustainable Tourism
Africa: Seychelles – Creole Rendezvous
Europe: Slovenia – Slovenian Gastronomy. You can’t spell Slovenia without love. Your plate awaits.
Americas: Puerto Rico – Agrotourism Puerto Rico
Middle East: The Red Sea Company – Seeds of Hope (affiliate member)
Asia & Pacific: The Philippines – Have A Safe Trip, Pinas