Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards Winners 2022
The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization member countries which have developed responsible tourism products or are engaged with implementing initiatives that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. These initiatives should also help to enhance the country’s tourism product offerings and advance sustainable and responsible tourism in the Caribbean.
Watch the recording of the ceremony on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GSDf883_n2U
- EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD
The most prestigious Award Category is the Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award. This Award recognises a tourism product/initiative, which contributes to a better quality of life in the destination and provides a unique visitor experience. Initiatives generally promote widespread adoption of good practices, engaging the local community/youth/vulnerable groups, visitors and/or tourism workers. Destinations and Businesses in this Award Category should illustrate how they may have integrated technological solutions and/or Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) and highlight any innovative marketing and/or market engagement initiatives.
Winner: Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia. This entry was submitted by Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.
First Runner Up: Rastafari Indigenous Village, Jamaica
Second Runner Up (Tie): Rosalie Bay Eco Resort & Spa / Citrus Creek Plantation, Dominica
Bahia Principe Resort Jamaica
Rewa Village, submitted by the Guyana Tourism Authority.
Sunset Reef Hotel, submitted by the Ministry of Tourism, St. Kitts.
- TOURISM HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD
Destinations and Businesses applying for this Award were required to demonstrate how they have developed new and/or innovative tourism products and services related to health and wellness or have integrated health and safety protocols in their business or service. Applicants should also illustrate innovative training, communication, marketing and/or market engagement initiatives including how they may have integrated technological solutions and/or Information Communication Technologies in the tourism product, service and/or experience.
While the focus of the award category is health and safety, Native Radiance, has distinguished itself by offering a nature-based and personalized, holistic approach to health and wellness.
Entry and Honorable Mention: Native Radiance, St Kitts and Nevis
- DESTINATION STEWARDSHIP AND RESILIENCE AWARD
Tourism destinations or businesses in this category were required to illustrate how they have pivoted to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and/or other Crises’ and Disasters indicative of new initiatives, strategies and/or tourism products, services or experiences they may have developed to support tourism resilience and recovery. Entities should also demonstrate how they are making solid strides towards sustainable tourism management through on-going and integrated initiatives, to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and/or recover from crises and disasters, to ensure future resilience.
Winner: The Bahamas Destination Stewardship Councils Initiative – an initiative of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
First Runner Up: Jamaica Tourist Board – Jamcovid and the JAMAICA CARES programme
Second Runner Up: St. Lucia Tourism Authority – Teaching global press key Creole phrases and incorporating the national Madras fabric into trade shows & staff uniforms.
Honorable Mentions: St. Kitts Tourism Authority – notable destination campaigns; beach cleanups & annual Green Camp, themed “Protecting our People, Plants, and Planet.
- COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM AWARD
This award is for a tourism enterprise, community or an entire country that manages tourism well for the long-term benefit of the destination and local people as well as visitors. Initiatives should illustrate programs designed to improve community consultation, leadership and engagement in tourism; address social and community issues; foster economic linkages; preserve and promote the local culture and heritage. Destinations and Businesses may also indicate how they have integrated technological solutions and/or Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) and illustrate innovative marketing and/or market engagement initiatives.
Winner: WhyFARM, Trinidad and Tobago, LTD
First Runner Up: Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), St. Lucia
Second Runner Up: Mango Garden Cottages, submitted by the Discover Dominica Authority.
- TOURISM EDUCATION AND TRAINING AWARD
This Award recognizes efforts contributing to tourism work force development. Destinations and Businesses should illustrate new and innovative tourism education, training and/or awareness programs developed and implemented to support capacity-building, enhance the skills and competencies and increase the knowledge/awareness of tourism workers, visitors and/or community members. They should also illustrate how they have integrated technological solutions and/or Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in training delivery.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Wild Dominique, a conservation NGO based in Dominica.
First Runner Up: Jamaica TPDCo
Second Runner Up: Guyana Tourism Authority Training Programme
- Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019
Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019
The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Member Countries which have developed responsible tourism products or are engaged with implementing initiatives that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. These initiatives should also help to enhance the country’s tourism product offerings and advance sustainable and responsible tourism in the Caribbean.
- 2018 Sustainable Tourism Awards Logo Winners
Congratulations to Evadney Henriques of Guyana, and Vladimir Lubin of St. Lucia, who were selected as winners in CTO’s Logo Design Competition, out of 19 entries from 12 Caribbean countries.
We salute Evadney Henriques who won the overall competition, and we specially recognize Vladimir Lubin whose entry has inspired the physical shape of future Sustainable Tourism Awards from 2018 onwards.
Evadney Henriques – Guyana
Vladimir Lubin – Saint Lucia
- 2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards Winners
SPECIAL MENTION HONOUREES
- 2017 Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition Winners
The CTO’s Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition for 2017, the CTO Year of Adventure in the Caribbean, was held for children ages 8 – 12 in every CTO member country, and sought to encourage both creative and formal writing submissions related to strengthening sustainable tourism development in the region.
The competition had TWO (2) distinct entry streams:
a. The Formal Writing Stream – works that count as either essays or prose
b. The Creative Writing Stream – works that count as poems or short stories
Creative Writing Stream, Age 8-10: Kassie Haley-Shai, St Augustine Roman Catholic School, Montserrat
Creative Writing Stream, Age 10-12: Jhe’anti Belyca Craigg, Belmont Government School, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Formal Writing Stream, Age 8-10: Ariah Khobie Diamante Darroux, Convent Preparatory School, Dominica
Formal Writing Stream, Age 10-12: Gabriella Lewis, Atwell’s Educational Institute, Trinidad & Tobago
Travel Weekly: Lessons on tourism and sustainability from schoolchildren
Caribbean tourism leaders could take some lessons from the schoolchildren of the region, whose insights into the opportunities and challenges of tourism development are pretty amazing.
Not to mention their creative writing abilities, which were evident from the four elementary school winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Primary Schools Tourism Writing Competition. Awards will be presented to the winners at the CTO’s Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St. Kitts next month.
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