December 22, 2017
The Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP) 2017 Sustainability Competition is a new competition sponsored by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The purpose of the competition is to focus our attention on the need for sustainable practices not just in Travel & Tourism but also in our daily lives.
Each student had to research how an organization carries out its activities in a sustainable manner and then document their findings in a 500-word essay, accompanied by original photos and/or original videos (to be posted on YouTube). All entries were uploaded on http://www.sustainability2017.com/#about-competition.
All entrants had to find a company that has excellent sustainable practices and conduct a research about why the company is a good example of sustainability. Then after getting all the facts, they had to compare their findings with the information in the ‘Passport to Sustainability’ located on website to ensure their chosen organization is really practicing sustainability. They then proceeded to write an essay that explains their choice and take photos or videos that illustrate the sustainable features of their chosen organization.
Each student uploaded their essay and photos on http://www.sustainability2017.com/#about-competition
Melanie Taylor from The University of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Janielle Lyn from The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) were selected as National Winners for the local round of the competition. They both received US $250 and an official GTTP certificate acknowledging their achievements.