V Resorts bags the prestigious UNWTO Award for Sustainable Tourism


V Resorts, a boutique Indian leisure travel and hospitality brand, bagged the prestigious World Tourism Award (UNWTO) 2018-19 held at St. Petersburg, Russia, recently. V Resorts has been felicitated by the coveted award in the Enterprises category, for its ‘Community Impact by V Resorts’, an initiative of the brand under the aegis of Bliss Inns Ltd India.

V Resorts competed with global enterprises from Canada, Colombia, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Philippines. The list of finalists for the 2019 UNWTO Awards ranged from community-based tourism development and innovation-driven nature conservation to heritage tourism and promotion of accessible tourism. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards recognise inspirational projects that make an invaluable contribution towards advancing sustainable tourism.

Elated on the felicitation, Aditi Balbir, Founder and CEO, V Resorts said, “I would like to thank UNWTO for this prestigious award and for recognizing our efforts for community-friendly initiates at V Resorts. We have been identified for contributing to the advancement of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a proud moment for an Indian company in the tourism sector. With our properties employing 90% local staff, ensuring 100% local procurement and assimilating local culture, we have been continuously working towards achieving the 12 goals identified by UNWTO and UNEP for the development of circular and inclusive economies. We want to create inroads for local community upliftment and revamp tourism globally through our asset-light and sustainable business model.”

Balbir further added, “Also, I would like to convey my sincere thanks and gratitude to our entire V resorts family, our esteemed customers, my family and friends without whom it would not possible to receive this prestigious award.”