The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced on Saturday the winners of the Tourism Video Competition 2021 for the best destinations harnessing the power of tourism for sustainable development.
Launched ahead of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly, the competition was designed to recognize the best visual storytellers from every global region. Submissions were judged in two categories.
‘Tourism and the Decade of Action’: participants were asked to use film to show how the tourism sector is advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through references to one or several of the 17 Global Goals.
Egypt won as the best destination in the Middle East, and the remaining prizes went to Bahamas, Seychelles, Georgia, and Macau.
While the second category is ‘Exceptional Stories of Sustainable Tourism’: participants were asked for remarkable examples which showcase the human face of tourism and make clear the positive social impact the sector can have through generating opportunities for all.
All submissions were viewed by an independent jury made up of international media gathered in Madrid for the UNWTO General Assembly.
In this category, five awards are also allocated, Egypt won the Middle East award for the film presented by the Egyptian Red Sea Company called “Seeds of Hope”, while the Africa Continent Award went to Seychelles as well, while Puerto Rico – Agritourism Puerto Rico won the Americas, the film of the State of Slovenia, Slovenian gastronomy won, while the Philippines won the fifth prize for the film “ Have A Safe Trip, Pinas.