Millennium Development Goals

VOLMETER UNWTO delivery in Portugal the awards during a forum on tourism and science. The Spanish company Ingelia this award for a biofuels project. Among the winners there are administrations, companies, NGOs and associations. These days the World Tourism Organization on tourism and Science Forum is being held in Portugal: rapprochement between theory and practice. The town of Vilamoura, on the Algarve, hosts representatives from around the world in these discussion sessions, which in addition the UNWTO Ulysses Awards will be handed out between 1 and June 3. These awards are granted to initiatives and projects undertaken by public institutions of tourism, tourism businesses and non-profit organizations that have made an important contribution to the progress of tourism through innovation and in tune with the development goals of the United Nations for the Millennium, explains in its press release the World Tourism Organization. Projects awarded during the dinner gala on Thursday, is they delivered the prizes corresponding to the year 2011 in different categories.

The awards for innovation in governance will be for: the China Tourism Academy, by index of satisfaction of tourists; the Ministry of foreign trade and tourism of Peru, by the development of the Moche route; and the Regional Secretariat of tourism and transport of Madeira (Portugal), by the introduction of the environmental certificate establishment friend of the environment. Takes one of the awards for innovation in enterprises in the tourism sector this year the Spanish project Artemis, of transformation of organic waste into biofuel, developed by Ingelia. In addition, will be recognized OHL developments by the Mexican resort Mayakoba, as an example of sustainable and responsible tourism, and the Belgian company TCI Reserch by index of competitiveness TravelSat, as a model of global competitive rrenciacion of satisfaction of tourists and the quality of the journey. Contact information is here: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Also organisations do not Government have their category. In 2011 is will reward the tourist volunteering project to protect biodiversity on the island of w. James Whyte, of the Australian NGO Conservation Volunteers.

Will also receive the award two entities that work accessible tourism: the Slovenian Association for Mental Health (SENT) by the PREMIKI project for people with special needs, and the Canadian KEROUL, that has put in place a suitable route for Quebec. The special jury awards will be for the project of development of cultural villages of the cooperative association saudi Alghat, the Ministry of tourism and Uruguayan sport by the UruguayNatural.tv channel, and the European route of cemeteries, which has developed the Association of significant cemeteries in Europe, based in Italy. The Ulysses prize for scholars will be awarded to Kaye Chon, Dean and Professor j of the management school of hospitality and tourism of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. The agenda of the Forum but the Ulysses awards ceremony will be only one of the events that will take place during the Forum of the Algarve. These symposiums organised by the UNWTO knowledge network will have parallel working sessions that will address three subjects: development and competitiveness; climate change and sustainability; governance and tourism policy. The program, which will also address the strategic positioning and innovation in products and processes, including discussions and plenary sessions that will be voted on resolutions that will define the framework of the consensus of the Algarve, which will form the basis for subsequent performances by the World Tourism Organization.