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Published: 28 August 2014

Surrey academic appointed as judge for ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards

Awards are one of the highest accolades in the travel and tourism industry.

Professor Graham Miller, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, has been appointed as the lead judge for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, run by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

One of the most prominent international accolades in the travel and tourism industry, the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry worldwide.

The Awards’ judging panel comprises leading experts in sustainable travel, conservation, community tourism, and destination stewardship. A range of considerations go into the invitation process of selecting judges, foremost among which is a detailed understanding of sustainable tourism principles and practices.

Professor Miller commented: “The judges [for the Awards] are international specialists in their field from all corners of the world and come from different backgrounds; hotels, tour operators and governments. The rigour and transparency of the judging process ensures that the Awards truly are the global best practice benchmark”.

A forum for business leaders in the travel and tourism industry, WTTC has been conducting research to understand the value of travel and tourism to world economies for over 20 years. The University of Surrey was recently appointed as a WTTC Knowledge Partner – the first higher education institution to be chosen for the role.

Visit the WTTC website to learn more about the organisation and the Tourism for Tomorrow initiative, or explore the range of tourism programmes offered at Surrey.