Best Social Responsibility Initiative
2017 was named the International Year of Sustainable Tourism by UNWTO with the intention of supporting change in policies, business practices and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector. The Global Youth Travel Award for Social Responsibility recognises organisations that give back to the local or global community through innovative social projects. We are looking for an inspiring example of an organisation giving back to the community. Examples might include efforts in sustainability, business ethics, best practices, development or activities such as sponsorship of a local charity, running a not-for-profit initiative or even a full-scale Corporate and Social Responsibility programme.
Open to all socially responsible youth, student and educational travel providers. Entries must be in English.
The panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:
- Tangible positive social outcomes
- Humanitarian intent
- Community outreach and engagement
- Management and staff involvement
- Lasting impacts