A few days ago we were in Madrid, for the UNWTO Awards ceremony, along with the other excellences of Sustainable Tourism.

UNWTO Awards ceremony

On January 18, on the occasion that coincides with the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, the 12 finalists were honored at a gala event with 400 participants, including 45 ministers from countries around the world. Among the world’s excellence and innovations of Sustainable Tourism there is also Ecobnb and our project to change the way we travel, promoting a tourism that is respectful of environment and local communities.

We have been awarded as 1st runner-up in the Innovation in Enterprises category, and even though we did not win, we consider this prize an important and prestigious award, which drives and motivates us to move forward and continue our adventure.

Simone Riccardi and Silvia Ombellini during the UNWTO Awards
Simone Riccardi and Silvia Ombellini during the UNWTO Awards

On this important occasion we represented the whole of Italy, being Ecobnb the only project of the peninsula among the finalists.

The finalists of the UNWTO Awards

Here’s the video of the UNWTO Awards ceremony:


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Author: Chiara Marras

I'm Chiara, I strongly believe in the web as a point of exchange and dissemination and I think that one of the most urgent issues at the moment is eco-sustainability. So why not rediscover the journey as a union with nature and local culture?
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