RI UK project ‘Promotion of Cultural Ecotourism in the Sundarbans Impact Zone in Bangladesh through Cultural Ecotourism and Entrepreneurship’has been awarded as a runner-up for this year’s UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The project is funded by European Union.

The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism are the flagship awards for the global tourism sector, recognizing knowledge creation, dissemination and innovative solutions. The winners and runner ups were announced at the Awards Ceremony which, for the second consecutive year, took place on 28th January 2014 at the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain. Relief International-UK’s Bangladesh Country Director, Nazrul Islam was present at the ceremony to receive the award.

Check out a list of this year’s winners and runner ups of the UNWTO Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism:


For more information on UNWTO: www.unwto.org/

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