WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Conservancy has won the 2016 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award in the major tourist attractions category.
“It’s a huge honour to receive this award and to be acknowledged in this way within the international tourism community,” said Bruce Keats, chief operations officer with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.
The awards highlight and acknowledge best practices in tourism around the world and emphasize the importance of the interaction between the physical, cultural and social environment, the traveler’s responsibility, and the need for active community participation for sustainability.
APC was one of 42 international projects competing in eight different categories this year. Winners were selected by a panel of three independent judges based on a variety of criteria including contribution to the conservation of nature, cultural heritage conservation, community involvement, innovation and creativity, and educational features.
The award was handed out during a ceremony at the 77th Skal World Congress held in Monaco, Spain on October 30.