THE Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark’s management and promotion as a sustainable destination has gained international attention.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has confirmed the Geopark as one of 18 finalists for its 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, just two months after the Clare destination was shortlisted for a top honour in the 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards.
The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry, recognising sustainable tourism best practices in businesses and destinations worldwide, ranging from local destinations to global hotel groups, international airlines, luxury tour operators and small eco-lodges.
Award applications were received this year from 56 countries, representing all continents. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark has been shortlisted alongside Bonito (Brazil) and Temes S.A. – Costa Navarino (Greece) as ‘Destination Award’ finalists for “showing commitment to supporting and delivering sustainable tourism best practices in their destinations.”
Winners and finalists will be recognised at an event during WTTC’s annual Global Summit in China in April. Ahead of the ceremony, an independent panel of expert judges from around the world will conduct an on-site evaluation of the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark during February.