British Guild of Travel Writers Honors The Biomuseo
The British Guild of Travel Writers' top annual tourism awards were announced recently at a ceremony in London's Savoy Hotel. These awards recognize three categories: UK, Europe and Wider World. The Biomuseo won the Highly Commended recognition within the Wider World Award category.
Designed by the outstanding architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is located in Panama, one of the world's most biologically diverse countries.
Each tourism project was completed within the past three years, and each was nominated by a Guild member and selected via a secret ballot of the Guild's 270 professional journalists, writers, editors, photographers, broadcasters and bloggers. The Guild members proposing a project were asked to evaluate these on the basis of both its tourism potential and its benefit to the local community.
Guild Chairman Mary Moore Mason has stated that "for 30 years, the Tourism Awards have been a way of celebrating the diversity and creativity of tourism projects around the world, as well as the contribution that these initiatives make to local economies."