Eco travel competition

Eco travel competition

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has a travel competition to promote sustainability, part of is Travel.Enjoy.Respect campaign. The prize? a month-long world trip

eco travel is the way to go

You could argue the best way to save the planet is for everyone to stay at home.. but that's never going to happen. So if we're going to travel, we need to think about how travel and tourism can become more sustainable - and that means thinking as much about where not to go as where to visit. Venetians and Barcelonans are no doubt putting up their hands at this point and urging travellers to give their cities a break for a few years...

With the aim of promoting responsible travel, the WTO has launched a travellers’ competition, with a first prize of a world tour to study responsible tourism practices and find out which ones are having most impact. The initiative is part of this year's ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign taking place within the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
 
'Every action counts and travellers have a strong role to play in building a more sustainable tourism sector. Imagine the impact of one small action multiplied by millions,' says Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO. 'We want to inspire all travellers to be the change they want to see in the world.'
 
How to enter
 
If you're over 18 you're invited to share your travel experiences at www.travelenjoyrespect.org and explain why you should be selected to represent the global 'responsible traveller'.
 
The winner's trip
 
The month-long journey, supported by Explore WorldWide, starts at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid and ends at the closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in Geneva. During the four weeks of travel the winner will visit destinations including Colombia, Germany, Mexico, the United Arab Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah and the Swiss Léman region where he/she will research responsible and sustainable tourism practices.  
 
 
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