Burcin Turkkan, World President of Skål International, announced for Earth Day 2022 that the organization, a leading association of tourism industry professionals, will be prioritizing sustainability as a key commitment in the long term.
Skål International already hosts annual global awards for sustainability within the travel industry as one of its top recognitions.
The Sustainable Tourism Awards are presented annually at the Skål International World Congress. Entries are being received now for awards to be presented in October at the Congress being held in Croatia.
Turkkan stated that the Sustainability Subcommittee of its Advocacy and Global Partnerships Committee, co-chaired by Skålleagues Mayumi Hu of Taiwan and Kit Wong of Mexico, is making recommendations to develop “sustainability champions” at every level of Skål International, hold regular sustainability webinars, and strengthen relationships with organizations which support the protection, preservation, and renewal of historic, cultural, natural, and animal resources worldwide:
“Skål International is making this announcement on Earth Day to emphasize that this will be a long term commitment and that we, as a global tourism organization, see sustainability as a global priority.”