Egypt wins 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition for Mideast

Egypt wins 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition for Mideast
By Marwa Nassar - -

Experience Egypt won the 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition for the Middle East in the category which focused on how tourism can serve the 2030 Sustainable development Goals (SDGs).

The best examples of destinations harnessing the power of tourism for sustainable development have been celebrated in the 2021 UNWTO Tourism Video Competition.

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.

The first category is ‘Tourism and the Decade of Action’ where  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.

The second category is ‘Exceptional Stories of Sustainable Tourism’ where 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.

Among the 2021 winners of the category ‘Tourism and the Decade of Action’ are Seychelles’  Experience Seychelles of Africa, Bahamas’ Exuma Land and Sea Park of the Americas, China’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021 of Asia and Pacific, Georgia’s The Grand Tour of Samegrelo of Europe and Experience Egypt of the Middle East.

As for the winners of Exceptional Stories of Sustainable Tourism, they include Seychelles’ Creole Rendezvous of Africa, Puerto Rico – Agrotourism Puerto Rico of the Americas, The Philippines’ Have A Safe Trip, Pinas of Asia and Pacific, Europe’s Slovenian Gastronomy. You can’t spell Slovenia without love. Your plate awaits and the Middle East’s The Red Sea Company – Seeds of Hope (affiliate member).

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