Turkey: Ecotourism Awards at 68th SKAL World Congress

The 6th Annual Skål International Ecotourism Awards were presented by the President of Skål International, Litsa Papathanassi and Vice President, Media and Public Relations, Hulya Aslantas in the presence of the Minister of Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ertugrul Gunay during the Opening Ceremony of the 68th Skål World Congress held in Antalya, Turkey on 5th November 2007 at the Maritime Pine Beach Resort. Skål, founded as an international association in 1934 is the largest organisation of travel and tourism professionals in the world, embracing all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, in five Continents, 87 Countries and at over 500 locations, with 22,000 members from hoteliers to travel agents, Airlines, tourism media, tourism academies etc.The winners are announced as follows:In the category of Tour Operators and Travel Agents:AQUA-TREK’S FIJI CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROGRAM, FIJI ISLANDSIn the category of Rural Accommodation:MARARI BEACH, A CGH EARTH EXPERIENCE HOTEL, MARARIKULAM, INDIAIn the category of Urban Accommodation:UPPAL’S ORCHID – AN ECOTEL HOTEL INDIAIn the category of General Countryside:CORAL REEF WALK&RESTORATION; PROGRAM AND CORAL FARM, FIJI ISLANDSIn the category of Cities and Villages:ECOVITA ORGANIC CAMPING AND FARM, ECUADORIn the category of Educational Programmes and Media:YACHANA LODGE AND YACHANA HIGH SCHOOL, ECUADORDetailed information about the winners can be found on the Skål International website or by clicking the following direct link: www.skal.org/html/ecotourism/eco.asp?idioma=I

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