The World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) is calling on pioneers in sustainable and responsible travel to gain recognition for their work by entering its inaugural programme by 24th May.

Individuals and organisations across the globe accelerating change and making an impactful contribution to net positive tourism are invited to enter for free, with less than three weeks left before the closing deadline.

21 categories have been selected by an Advisory Board of experts to reflect the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and net positive framework of People, Planet, Place, Prosperity and Partnerships.

Global voting, open to travel and tourism professionals, will run from 14th June to 2nd August.

Leaders in sustainable travel will be invited to attend the Awards Gala Ceremony in Belize, the Official Host Destination, on 27th September when the winners will be revealed.

Key Dates:

  • Entry deadline – 24th May
  • Nominations revealed and global voting begins – 14th June
  • Voting closes – 2nd August
  • Gala Ceremony, Belize – 27th September

Justin Cooke, Executive Vice-President, WSTHA says:

“Entries for the inaugural WSTHA close in three weeks. We welcome entries from across the sustainable travel and hospitality sector, with our goal to recognise and tell the stories of those accelerating change and making a sustainable impact on our planet for the next generation.”

As Official Host Destination of WSTHA 2024, Belize holds responsible tourism at its core and develops projects that encourage travellers to engage with its rainforests, reefs and unique culture in a sustainable manner.

Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism, Belize, says:

“We encourage individuals, organisations and responsible travel advocates to share their stories and initiatives, highlighting how they are leading the way and making encouraging strides to a better future.”

The WSTHA programme is run in partnership with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance whose donor members and members represent over 50,000 hotels, 7 million rooms globally, 270 brands and 40+ supply chain and strategic partners.

To enter the 2024 Awards programme, visit