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Join us for the official Pitch Event and Award Ceremony of the Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism Competition 2021!
The Competition received 132 wonderful applications from social entrepreneurs all over the world – be there when the 10 finalists pitch their initiatives.
🏆 The winner will be awarded for each category:
• Launch Track
• Growth Track
The finalists all tackle various social or environmental problems and are finding ways to achieve greater equity – from a platform tailored to disabled travelers, to a program incentivizing visitors to keep a destination free of cigarette butts, we'll hear from 10 founders presenting their initiatives.
10 initiatives made it to the next round of the Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism Competition and took part in a 10-week mentoring program provided by SINA (Social Innovation Academy).
Here are our 10 finalists, in alphabetical order:
• Black Tourism Talent Directory (USA) – Growth Track
• buttmiles (Spain) – Launch Track
• Ecopreneur Evolution (Costa Rica) – Launch Track
• GetAboutAble (Australia) – Growth Track
• Khusvegi English and Cultural Camp (Mongolia) – Launch Track
• Khwela Womxn (South Africa) – Growth Track
• Local Purse (Sweden) – Growth Track
• Rai Kuen Rang’s Farmstay (Thailand) – Launch Track
• socialbnb (Germany) – Launch Track
• Triple F Photo Tours (Canada) – Growth Track
Learn more about the finalists and their projects at www.socialtourismcompetition.com/initiatives
🌎 About the Competition
The Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism Competition is the first worldwide competition focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism. It aims to address problems that are caused through tourism development and tries to find the best solutions to be implemented by the industry, governments, NGOs or local communities.
The structure of the competition follows the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action.
The competition was founded by Professor Dr. Claudia Brözel and is supported by TUI Care Foundation, SINA (Social Innovation Academy), UNWTO, ITB Berlin, the University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde, and Travel Massive.
The winners will be announced by our fantastic jury – meet them at www.socialtourismcompetition.com/about#jury
💡 Register to the event on LinkedIn to receive the link to join: www.linkedin.com/events/6832658031352807424/