MICE Middle East Websites

Call for Entries Is Announced for 3rd Annual National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

National Geographic announces the World Legacy Awards Call for Entries. Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 20, 2016, at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards. Celebrating National Geographic's mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards honor today's leading sustainable tourism destinations, organizations and businesses, and share their stories with travelers around the world. Any travel and tourism company, organization or destination—ranging from airlines to hotels, from cities to countries, and from luxury tour operators to adventure travel outfitters—is eligible to apply for the awards in one of the five categories.

 

The World Legacy Awards are a groundbreaking collaboration between two giants in the world of travel: National Geographic and ITB Berlin. The awards are unprecedented in their international visibility and promotion, reaching National Geographic's global audience of more than 700 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. ITB Berlin is the largest travel gathering on the planet, attended annually by nearly 200,000 delegates and, for the third year, will host the 2017 awards ceremony.

 

In addition to being recognized at ITB Berlin during the March 2017 awards ceremony, winners and finalists of the World Legacy Awards will be featured in National Geographic Traveler magazine and across other National Geographic global media platforms.

 

“For many companies, campaigning for sustainable tourism has become an indispensable part of their work”, said Dr. Christian Goeke, CEO of Messe Berlin. “By presenting the World Legacy Awards, together with National Geographic, we underline how important social responsibility and protecting nature and wildlife are in today’s tourism industry. As the world's leading travel trade show, we are proud to help raise awareness for sustainable tourism.”

 

"One day there will be no need for awards that recognize sustainable tourism best practices. Care for local people and the planet will become part of the everyday fabric for how travel businesses operate and destinations thrive. Until then, the World Legacy Awards are shining a light on the travel leaders of today who are transforming tourism in positive ways to help protect cultural and natural heritage for future generations," said Costas Christ, National Geographic Traveler Editor at Large and Chairman of the World Legacy Awards.

 

Applications are being accepted in five categories:

 

Earth Changers — Recognizing cutting-edge leadership in environmentally friendly business practices and green technology, from renewable energy and water conservation to zero-waste systems and carbon-emission reduction.

Sense of Place — Recognizing excellence in enhancing sense of place and authenticity, including using vernacular architecture and design, and support for the protection of historical monuments, archaeological sites, cultural events, indigenous heritage and artistic traditions.

Conserving the Natural World — Recognizing outstanding support for the preservation of nature, restoring natural habitat and protecting rare and endangered species, whether on land or in the oceans.

Engaging Communities — Recognizing direct and tangible economic and social benefits that improve local livelihoods, including training and capacity building, fair wages and benefits, community development, health care and education.

Destination Leadership — Recognizing destination leadership, including cities, provinces, states, countries and regions that are demonstrating environmental best practices, protection of cultural and natural heritage, benefits to local communities and educating travelers on the principles of sustainability.

 

Finalists will be announced by National Geographic in December 2016, and the winners will be announced in March 2017 at ITB Berlin during a special awards ceremony and also participate in related events.

 

For more information about the World Legacy Awards and how to apply, visit http://www.nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards.

Back to Home Page

Slovenia hosted the world's biggest golf travel event – the 21st Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 2018 - from 15 to 18 October. The golf travel market attracts 1100 golf travel industry representatives and its members account for 80 permore
The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, Tmore
For the first time in our company’s history and on its 35th anniversary, Mideast receives the honorary title “WORLD'S Leading Destination Management Company 2018” by the World Travel Awards ™, the Oscars of the tourism industry.more
Asia and South America report highest outbound growth – Tour holidays are making a comeback – Outlook for 2019 remains positive – ITB Berlin publishes the latest findings of the World Travel Monitor® exclusively in January 2019more
IBTM World 2018 closed having broken records both for the number of pre-scheduled meetings and across its Hosted Buyer programme. Over 77,650 pre-scheduled business meetings took place over the three-day event, with exhibitors andmore
Renowned property holding company ‘Bloom’ are set to create a real buzz at a bespoke upcoming property exhibition to be held at the Wembley Novotel from 30th November – 2nd December. The group plan to unveil their groundbreaking nmore
The finest travel brands in the world have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. The elite of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2018 at the histormore
Hundreds of exhibitors from 85 countries already took their spots at 23rd EMITT, Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition.more
Climate change, innovative forms of transportation, overtourism and changing customer demands are the key topics at the Leading Travel Industry Think Tank– New: Convention to be held at the CityCube, plus Deep Dive sessions – Admimore
The 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government (La Antigua, Guatemala, 15-16 November) concluded with a high-level political declaration on sustainable development in which tourism plays a key supporting role. Themore
Advertise with us.
Memorable Moments at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Honeymoon Middle East Media
AK International - Pakistan
IMFT 2018 - Thailand - Pictures
خدمات أوربان بيوتي تايلند
Boost Your Networking Potential In ISTANBUL!
Sea Sand Sun Resort & Villas - Pattaya, Thailand
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, MICE Leader Hotel in Thailand
ATF Vietnam 2019
EMITT Istanbul
Motaz Othman Account at TripAdvisor
Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, BANGKOK
Chez Razzak Tours - Bangladesh
Maximus BD Tours & Travels DMC Bangladesh

Copyrightï¿¿ Mice Middle East 2013

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, Marj Alhamam, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 65713689

Email: motaz.mice@gmail.com   Website: www.micemiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email