On the occasion of the BIT (Italian Tourism Exchange)Monday 11 April 2022 –
National Sea Day – in the Coral Room 3 – Pavilion 4, fieramilanocity, the Gist awarded the Premio Gist Green Travel Award 2022 for the excellence of sustainable and responsible tourism.
The prestigious recognition attributed by Italian Tourist Press Group with the patronage of Legambientecome to his X editionis intended for the best Italian and foreign companies operating in the sectors of hospitality and tourism organization, as outlined by the “European Charter for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism”, divise in 7 categories and a Special Prize:
– Best Green Destination italiana
– Best Green Destination estera
– Best Green Tour Operator
– Best Green Family Hotel
– Best Green Accomodation Italia
– Best Green Accomodation Estero
– Best Bio Spa
– Blue Award, Honorable mention United Nations Decade of Marine Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), coordinated by IOC-UNESCO
The jury chaired by the green journalist Diana of Marsanichcreator of the award together with the president of the Gist Sabrina Talaricois made up of Gist journalists and members: Paola Babich, Elena Barassi, Chiara Bidoli, Raffaele D’Argenzio,
Isabella Goldmann, Elena Pizzetti, Edoardo Stucchi, Ornella D’Alessio,
Marco Restelli and Micaela Zucconi.
Padrino del Green Travel Award 2022, Marco MaccariniTV presenter, radio speaker, TV author, outdoor and walking enthusiast.
VINCITORI GIST GREEN TRAVEL AWARD 2022
– Gran Paradiso National Park for the category Best Green Destination Italia.
First protected area in Italy, the Gran Paradiso National Park, in 2022 it turns one century. It has been able to enhance the traditions, typical features and economy of the territory and promote the attractiveness and recognition of the protected area at a national and international level, supporting and encouraging better management by the Municipalities in the Park territory and contributing to growth the quality of life of local communities. Of great value, the Park quality mark assigned to operators in the hotel, handicraft and agri-food tourism sector engaged in a path of quality and sustainability, to guarantee consumers the origin from the Park territory, the quality of the workmanship, a welcome in the name of respect for the environment as well as of courtesy and local traditions.
-Austria Tourism for the category Best Green Destination Estero.
A model country for the environment, a pioneer of organic farming, it has favored the spread of renewable energies, low-impact innovation and tourism in the 9 regions in the name of sustainability and safeguarding biodiversity. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road – the highest peak in Austria – considered one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in Europe (48 kilometers long) in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to 2,571 meters above sea level has become the first Austrian circuit designed specifically for electric cars: 230 km in harmony with the environment. Also of value is the Tyrol Kaunertal region which won the UNWTO – United Nations World Tourism Organization sustainability award, in the “Best Tourism Villages” section.
-Azonzo Travel for the categoryBest Green Tour Operator.
Icon in the sector dedicated to sustainable tourism, active since 2004, makes use of local partners, in order to ensure that the wealth produced remains in the destination country. It also ensures that the people who work for their partners on site enjoy good working conditions. It closes the circle by offering, obviously, structures and services with a low environmental impact. Among the musts, eco-safaris in Tanzania.
– Falkensteiner Family Resort Lido South Tyrol for the category Best Green Family Hotel.
We reward the hotelFalkensteiner Family Resort Lido South Tyrol– hotel company with strong family roots – for the Rooftop Sky Adventure Parkintended for the practice of sports for the whole family, built on the roof of the old building to maximize space, the holistic anti-waste cuisine based on the choice of regional products, (they said no to multinational foods), the natural lakeand the Acquapura SPA, the 2,800 square meter wellness area that offers a menu of treatments for the whole family. The presence of charging stations for electric vehicles and the plastic free policy was also appreciated. The educational campaign is also of great value Traveling with Falky – diversity is the beauty of Italy promoted by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences, involving 13,000 primary school students.
– Borgo Scopeto Wine & Country Relais, Tuscany for the category Best Green Accommodation Italia.
We reward the charming medieval village restored by Gnudi Angelini family, in the heart of Chianti, for catering, based on 0 km ingredients, as well as the Spa, which uses its own line of products. We also underline the value in the choice of self-purifying water without CO2 emissions, the use of photovoltaics to heat the indoor pool and the fleet of electric columns for recharging the cars. Furthermore, the local biodiversity conservation project through beekeeping and the presence of the vegetable garden that offers organic vegetables to the kitchen in all seasons. Just 10 km from the Relais is Siena which, in addition to being a Unesco Intangible World Heritage Site, has also been a totally carbon neutral province since 2011.
– Soneva Fushi, Maldive for the category Best Green Accommodation Estero.
We award the Soneva Fushiin the atoll of Baa, atMaldives because it is a real green & blue paradise and for the efforts made by the owners to ensure that the Maldives are free from single-use plastics. We appreciated the choice to move around on foot and by bike, the organic dishes made with local products and the projects for the conservation of mangroves, marine biodiversity and waste recycling through the initiative. Waste to Wealth.
– Pangkor Laut Resort, Malacca, Malaysia, for the categoryBest Bio Spa
Pangkor Laut is the island of harmonyone of the best wellness destinations in the world forspa that combines innovative anti-stress therapies with ancient oriental massage techniques and for the context. Located just three miles off the west coast of the Malacca Peninsula in Malaysia, it is a dip into an infinity of sensory delights, personally never experienced anywhere else in the world. Not to mention the wonderful scenery of the verdant rainforest where it is located, one step away from the sea.
– Tourism Seychelles, Blue Award Honorable Mention Decennium of the Sea.
The Decade of Marine Sciences for Sustainable Development,established by the United Nations from 2021 to 2030 and promoted by IOC-UNESCO to mobilize the scientific community, governments, the private sector and civil society around a common research and technological innovation program.
We award i5 pillars of Seychelles sustainability: 1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- 2. Protect Wildlife, Flora & Fauna, 3. Reduce Water Consumption, 4. Energy Conservation, 5. Local Care & Fair Trade.
The Sechelles also banned the collection of Fuliggionosa tern eggs, one of the measures put in place by the Ministry of the Environment to ensure that the Seychelles’ sea swallow population recover. Of value, the battle for the preservation of traditional dance “moutya”Of the Seychelles recognized as Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.