WTTC Announces Judges for 2008 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
Costas Christ, Chairman of Judges for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and a world-renowned expert in sustainable tourism said, “The high calibre of our international judging panel and the rigorous on site inspection process is what distinguishes these prestigious Awards, bringing global recognition to the world’s best practice examples of sustainable tourism. Our goal is to encourage the travel and tourism industry to play a larger role in protecting the cultural and natural heritage of our planet while also delivering tangible local economic benefits.”
This year’s judges on the Finalist Selection Committee are:
Dr Peter Burns, Professor, Centre for Tourism Policy Studies, University of Brighton, UK
Tony Charters, Principal, Tony Charters&Associates, Australia
Nicky Fitzgerald, Senior Director, CC Africa, South Africa
Erika Harms, Executive Director of Sustainable Development, United Nations Foundation, Costa Rica&USA
Marilú Hernández, President, Fundacion Hacinedas del Mundo Mayas, Mexico
Dr Janne J Liburd, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark&Chair, BEST Education Network
Brian Mullis, President, Sustainable Travel International, USA
Mahen Sangkhrajka, President, Big Five Tours and Expeditions, Kenya
Mandip Singh Soin FRGS, Founder&Managing Director, Ibex Expeditions (P) Ltd
Albert Teo, Managing Director, Borneo Eco Tours, Malaysia
Jessica Hall Upchurch, Director of Sustainability, Virtuoso, USA
Michelle White, Director, Environmental Affairs, Fairmont Hotels&Resorts, Canada&Global
This internationally acclaimed panel represents the public and private sectors as well as media and academia. Its members will review and select a shortlist of finalists in each of the four award categories to move into the second stage, when on-site inspections will take place. During the third stage of judging, a final judging panel will choose the winner for each category.
Members of the Final Judging Panel include:
Costas Christ, Chairman of Judges, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, USA
María Isabel Salvador, Minister of Tourism, Ecuador
Graham Boynton, Group Travel Editor, Telegraph Media Group, UK
Fiona Jeffery, Managing Director, World Travel Market, UK
To find out more about previous winners and to download an application form to be considered for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, please visit www.tourismfortomorrow.com.
WTTC is the forum for business leaders in the Travel&Tourism industry. With Chief Executives from one hundred of the world's leading Travel&Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel&Tourism.
WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel&Tourism as one of the world's largest industries, employing approximately 231 million people and generating over 10 per cent of world GDP.
Contact To find out more about previous winners and to download an application form to be considered for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, please visit www.tourismfortomorrow.com. For further information, please contact Susann Kruegel at the World Travel & Tourism Council on telephone number +44 (0) 20 7481 8007, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.