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World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Best Tourism Villages 2023 Call For Applications

UNWTO Best Tourism Villages recognizes villages which are outstanding examples of a rural tourism destination with recognized cultural and natural assets, that preserves and promotes community-based values, products and lifestyle and has a clear commitment to sustainability in all its aspects, aligned with the framework of the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Rural tourism destinations which fulfill the following requirements are eligible to apply:
  1. Low population density and a maximum of 15,000 inhabitants
  2. Located in a landscape with an important presence of traditional activities such as agriculture, forestry, livestock or fishing
  3. Share community values and lifestyle

  1. Applications will be assesed according to 9 areas of evaluation:
  2. Cultural and Natural Resources
  3. Promotion and Conservation of Cultural Resources
  4. Economic Sustainability
  5. Social Sustainability
  6. Environmental Sustainability
  7. Tourism Potential & Development and Value Chain Integration
  8. Governance & Prioritization of Tourism
  9. Infrastructure & Connectivity
  10. Health, Safety & Security

To apply, submit the Application Form and Candidacy Document via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31 May 2023.

For further enquiries, please contact Tourism Policy and International Affairs Division at 03-8891 7402 / 7404 / 7406.

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