The Caribbean Tourism Organization's Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Member Countries which have developed responsible tourism products or are engaged with implementing initiatives that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. These initiatives should also help to enhance the country's tourism product offerings and advance sustainable and responsible tourism in the Caribbean.
Only CTO Allied, Affiliate Members, and Member Countries are eligible to apply. In the case where Allied or Affiliate Members operate outside the Caribbean region, only activities or business operations that take place within the Caribbean are eligible for entry. The CTO member countries appear in the country drop-down list on each application form.
The period to submit entries runs from March 20 to June 30, 2019;
Applications should be completed in the relevant CATEGORY below. Remember to click the Enter tab to complete the application process;
For the overall Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Awards (Category 1), nominations must be submitted by the Ministry/Department of Tourism of CTO Member Countries. Each country is allowed to submit only one entry for this Award Category. Countries are free to follow their own selection procedures at the national level;
The product/initiative being nominated must have been in operation for at least two (2) years;
Applicants cannot enter a category won previously, unless a period of at least four (4) years has passed, and the initiative submitted is substantially different from the initiative previously awarded. NB: Years are counted from the year in which the award was given;
All submitted materials must be available for publication and will not be returned;
All materials become the exclusive property of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, which reserves the right to publish or reproduce them, with appropriate credit to the owner and/or manager of the product;
Any nominated product/initiative that did not previously receive an Award can be nominated in the following years, but must present updated information;
Each entry must consist of the following elements:
A completed nomination form submitted online inclusive of a general description of no more than 150 words on the product/initiative;
Completed fields on the online application form completed in accordance with the criteria outlined for the respective Award category;
Four photographs (4 MB max. each) provided as supporting material.
A website link and brief promotional video (2 mins max) MAY also be submitted as supporting material;
Queries should be directed to Kennedy Pemberton at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Applicants may submit entries in any of the eight (8) categories found below. Click the drop-down button that follows, then click the category name to jump to your desired category.**