Riverwind Foundation a finalist in global tourism sustainability awards

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Riverwind Foundation has made it to an elite list of three finalists for the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in 2018 in the Destination category. The award represents a worldwide recognition of excellence in a sustainable tourism destination.

Riverwind Foundation executive director Tim O’Donoghue stated, “Jackson Hole’s selection as a finalist for WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards is perhaps the most significant indication yet that our community is on the right track toward realizing our vision to be a world-leading sustainable community and destination. While we have made significant progress, we have a lot of promising work to do still including the development of a Sustainable Destination Management Plan for addressing the impacts of our increasing visitors.”

Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of WTTC said, “Sustainable growth is one of the sector’s most pressing challenges and a strategic priority for WTTC. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards showcase the very best examples of how our sector is addressing this challenge, and contributing in a positive way to the sustainable development goals and a better world for all. I congratulate all the finalists who are playing such a significant role in ensuring the future sustainability of Travel & Tourism, and encourage the whole sector to learn from their best practice.”

The awards will be presented at WTTC’s Global Summit in Buenos Aires on April 19, 2018. The other two Destination Award finalists are the Corporacion Parque Arvi (Columbia) and Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (Canada).

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