World Sustainable Journey & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) and The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (The Alliance) have unveiled a landmark partnership to recognise the torch bearers of sustainable tourism. The Alliance will assist steer the WSTHA programme, together with serving on its new Advisory Board. The announcement, made at Fitur 2024, comes forward of the inaugural WSTHA Ceremony in Belize on 27 September 2024.
The WSTHA Advisory Board includes main authorities, teachers and dignitaries in driving internet optimistic hospitality. The consultants will steer and govern the WSTHA programme to replicate the journey and hospitality ecosystem, together with guiding on finest apply, requirements and the award class listing.
Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, The Alliance will function Vice-Chair on the WSTHA Advisory Board. He shall be joined by Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism, Belize; Chris Imbsen, Director of Sustainability, World Journey & Tourism Council; Juha Jarvinen, Chief Industrial Officer, Virgin Atlantic; Patricio Azcárate Díaz de Losada, Basic Secretary, Accountable Tourism Institute; Fran Brasseux, Govt Director, Worldwide Council on Resort, Restaurant and Institutional Schooling; and Susan Hooper, Chair, Carbon Hole.
WSTHA will function as much as 30 award classes masking the total spectrum of the journey and tourism financial system, from group initiatives and eco motels to meals sourcing and clear water. The winners shall be revealed on the WSTHA Gala Ceremony 2024 in Belize, attended by main figureheads of sustainable tourism.
WSTHA is delighted to welcome such excessive calibre consultants to our Advisory Board. Our new crew will play a basic function in steering our programme, with the objective of elevating the bar for sustainable finest apply and main the web optimistic way forward for our business. We stay up for welcoming them in Belize for the inaugural WSTHA Gala Ceremony on 27 September 2024.
As Official Host Vacation spot of WSTHA 2024, Belize holds accountable tourism at its core, and develops initiatives that encourage travellers to interact with its rainforests, reefs and distinctive tradition in a sustainable method. Justin Cooke, Govt Vice-President, WSTHA
The Alliance, in collaboration with strategic companions, addresses key world challenges affecting the planet, individuals, and locations. As a part of this partnership, The Alliance will set up and execute a course of to gather and display finest practices exemplifying internet optimistic hospitality. These finest practices shall be used to seize case research that can foster development inside the hospitality sector.
As we kick off 2024, we’re excited to announce this partnership with World Journey Awards to foster the institution of the World Sustainable Journey & Hospitality Awards, which strengthens our place and community in main the business to internet optimistic hospitality. The brand new programme will undoubtedly spotlight the hospitality business’s experience and collective efforts in the direction of reaching internet optimistic. It is an honour to affix the Advisory Board, and I eagerly anticipate collaborating with these sustainability consultants and leaders as we make a big impression on capturing the best-in-class examples of sustainability progress inside our business. Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Sustainable and accountable tourism has at all times been on the core of our price system in Belize. We’re excited that Belize shall be internet hosting the inaugural World Sustainable Journey & Hospitality Awards in September 2024, permitting us to focus on our greatest practices and growing initiatives whereas encouraging attendees to interact with our rainforests, Barrier Reef, cultures, and native communities. We’re honoured to be joined by a gaggle of sustainability trailblazers as members on the awards Advisory Board. Their assist to Belize and the World Sustainable Journey & Hospitality Awards will be certain that the occasion is a powerful success. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism, Belize
WSTHA is the sister programme of the World Journey Awards, launched in 1993 to recognise and reward excellence in journey.
About World Sustainable Journey & Hospitality Awards
World Sustainable Journey & Hospitality Awards serves to recognise, have a good time and reward excellence in sustainable journey and hospitality. By acknowledging organisations pioneering finest apply to safeguard our communities and locations, WSTHA goals to catalyse a internet optimistic future. Launched at COP28 in Dubai, it’s the sister programme of World Journey Awards, established in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in journey. Our objective is for each organisation, in each sector of journey, to have a internet optimistic impression.
In regards to the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance brings collectively engaged hospitality firms and the broader hospitality worth chain, together with strategic companions, to deal with key challenges affecting the planet, individuals and locations around the globe.
In regards to the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory physique inside the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and it’s ruled by a Board of Administrators appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. The BTB works along with members of the non-public sector – together with the Belize Resort Affiliation, Belize Tourism Trade Affiliation, and Belize Nationwide Tour Operators Affiliation – and is devoted to constructing tourism in probably the most economically and environmentally sustainable method. As part of its tasks, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism vacation spot for each in-country and worldwide customers. Amongst its outreach to the worldwide journey market, the BTB markets the nation’s distinctive points of interest to vacationers, members of the journey commerce business, and media shops in key markets. The BTB can be devoted to growing and implementing tourism packages that can assist strengthen and develop the Belizean tourism business; promote good vacation spot stewardship; and instil high-quality requirements for lodging and journey experiences.