Skål International 2022 Sustainable Tourism Awards: Entrants & Jury

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards have been giving recognition and highlighting best practices to entities in the tourism industry for the last 21 years. 

The prestige that these awards have acquired has not diminished since the creation of this programme in 2002, with over 950 participants throughout the years.

The call for entries of the 21th Sustainable Tourism Awards is now closed and we are pleased to announce that 50 eligible entries from 23 countries worldwide are competing in the nine available categories. We are delighted to present the entrants, who are endorsed by a Skål International club, except in the case of Government Bodies.


Community and

Government Projects

Countryside and


Educational Institutions /

Programmes and Media

Major Tourist


Marine & Coastal

Rural Accommodation

Tour Operators /

Travel Agents

Tourists Transportation

Urban Accommodation

Community and Government Projects

Amigos de Sian Ka´An

Name of the project: Community sustainability in the context of Maya Ka'an, water governance and clean energy.

Country: Mexico.

Cooperativa Ecoturística Cruz del Monte

Name of the project: Proyecto Comunitario Cruz del Monte.

Country: Mexico.

Instituto Distrital De turismo (IDT)

Name of the project: Touristic San Cristóbal’s circular economy of glass.

Country: Colombia.

Municipal Tourism Office of São Luís

Name of the project: Eu Amo São Luís Campaign.

Country: Brazil.

Secretary of Tourism of Santiago de Cali

Name of the project: Turismo al Barrio.

Country: Colombia.

Countryside and Biodiversity

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

Name of the project: Basecamp Explorer Kenya.

Country: Kenya.

Karori Sanctuary Trust

Name of the project: Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne.

Country: New Zealand.

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)

Name of the project: Transforming Bunda as an epicentre of ecotourism (spiritual, sports and agriculture tourism) in Malawi.

Country: Malawi.

México Verde Expediciones

Name of the project: Turismo de aventura y acciones sustentables y de protección a la biodiversidad realizadas por el campamento México Verde.

Country: México.

Opatija Tourist Board

Name of the project: Feel & Taste.

Country: Croatia.

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

Name of the project: Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary.

Country: South Africa.

South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas (Ekvas)

Name of the project: Kangaskoski Rapids Restoration in Hiitolanjoki River.

Country: Finland.

Terra Insolita

Name of the project: Hacienda Sarapampa.

Country: Peru.


Name of the project: Trees4Travel.

Country: Canada.

Educational Institutions / Programmes and Media

Gameng Connect

Name of the project: Gameng Connect.

Country: Sweden.

International Institute of Hotel Management

Name of the project: IIHM Sustainable initiatives.

Country: India.

Mankind Digital

Name of the project: Mankind Digital.

Country: Australia.

Major Tourist Attractions

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Name of the project: Buffelsdrift Foundation.

Country: South Africa.

Cape Camino

Name of the project: Cape Camino.

Country: South Africa.


Name of the project: Patagonia Bird Sanctuary.

Country: Argentina.

Groot Constantia Trust

Name of the project: Groot Constantia.

Country: South Africa.

The Alligator And Wildlife Discovery Center

Name of the project: The Alligator And Wildlife Discovery Center.

Country: United States of America.

The CaPTA Group

Name of the project: The CaPTA Group.

Country: Australia.

Marine & Coastal

Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP)

Name of the project: Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP).

Country: Tanzania.

City of Krk Tourist Board

Name of the project: Krčka jedra (Krk Sails) – traditional regatta of wooden sailboats.

Country: Croatia.

Hotels Association of the Riviera Maya

Name of the project: The Seas We Love.

Country: Mexico.

Raggy Charters

Name of the project: Baywatch Marine Conservation Project.

Country: South Africa.

Save A Fishie

Name of the project: Save A Fishie.

Country: South Africa.

Serena Hotels (Tourism Promotion Services)

Name of the project: Serena Beach Resort & Spa (SBRS).

Country: Kenya.

Six Senses Laamu

Name of the project: Six Senses Laamu.

Country: Maldives.

Ten Knots Group

Name of the project: From Nest to Nest, Protecting Sea Turtles: The Ten Knots Coastal and Marine Commitment.

Country: Philippines.

The Maisha Madrugada Foundation

Name of the project: Tiwi Turtle Project.

Country: Kenya.

WAWA Creations

Name of the project: WAWA Coastal Cleaner.

Country: Thailand.

Rural Accommodation

CGH Earth

Name of the project: CGH Earth.

Country: India.

Hotel Las Islas

Name of the project: Unión Temporal Hotel Las Islas SAS.

Country: Colombia.

Malcolm Hotel

Name of the project: Malcolm Hotel.

Country: Canada.

Panari Resort, Nyahururu

Name of the project: Panari Resort, Nyahururu.

Country: Kenya.

Stonbo Lodge and Farm

Name of the project: Stonbo Lodge and Farm.

Country: Taiwan.

Tamara Leisure Experiences

Name of the project: The Tamara Kodai.

Country: India.

Tour Operators - Travel Agents

Andean Lodges

Name of the project: Andean Lodges.

Country: Peru.

Tales from Africa Travel

Name of the project: Tales from Africa Travel.

Country: South Africa.

Travel with a Cause

Name of the project: Constructive Visions.

Country: Australia.

Tourists Transportation

East By West Ferries

Name of the project: Ika Rere electric passenger ferry.

Country: New Zealand.


Name of the project: The first Sightseeing company in the world 100% low emision.

Country: France.

Wasaline (NLC Ferry Ab Oy)

Name of the project: NLC Ferry.

Country: Finland.

Urban Accommodation

Ambassador - IHCL SeleQtions

Name of the project: Ambassador - IHCL SeleQtions.

Country: India.

Kameha Grand Bonn Betriebsgesellschaft

Name of the project: Kameha Grand Bonn Betriebsgesellschaft mbH.

Country: Germany.

Legacy Vacation Resorts

Name of the project: Legacy Vacation Resorts.

Country: United States of America.

Oceana B&B

Name of the project: Oceana B&B.

Country: Australia.

Vida Nova Retreat

Name of the project: Fire Island Eco Retreats.

Country: South Africa.

As an Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) since 1984, we are honoured that from this year onwards, both organisations have joined forces to give a greater dimension to these awards.

Biosphere© and the Responsible Tourism Institute continue to collaborate with Skål International since 2019. This year, they have enhanced their support and will award the "Skål Biosphere Sustainable Special Award" to each category winner. Previously, only one out of all the winners was selected for this award. The prize consists of a free one-year subscription to the new Biosphere Sustainable platform.

This 100% online tool allows the creation of personalized Sustainability Plans for continuous improvement and recognition of any company's efforts in sustainable development, involving employees and connecting with customers. Instead of completing a static questionnaire, Biosphere Sustainable helps to improve sustainability management by selecting from more than 400 sustainable activities and actions, linked to the 169 goals of the 2030 Agenda, those that best suit the resources of each entity, with the possibility of even adding new sustainable activities explicitly created for the company itself.

Jury's Evaluation

We convey our deep gratitude to the three independent judges who will be conducting the evaluation of the Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022 until September.

In their evaluation, they will have to analyze and score the entrants' sustainable initiatives' environmental, social, and economic aspects.

Ion Vilcu

Director for Affiliate Members. U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Patricio Azcárate Díaz de Losada

Secretary General. Responsible Tourism InstituteBiosphere Tourism.

Cuneyt Kuru

General Manager, Aquaworld Belek by MP Hotel Management. Board Memebr of TURCEV.

Announcement of the winners

The Sustainable Tourism Awards is scheduled to be held on 14th October 2022, during the Opening Ceremony of the 81st Skål International World Congress, that this year will be hosted by Rijeka Opatija, the Croatian Kvarner region.

Good luck to all entrants!