Kyoto Miyama awarded as the UNWTO Best Tourism Village 2021

Kyoto Miyama has been selected as one of the UNWTO Best Tourism Villages annouunced at the UNWTO General Asssembly held in Madrid, Spain on 2nd December 2021.  A total of 44 villages from 32 countries across the five world regions were granted the recognition in 2021 and Miyama is one of them.

Best Tourism Village is selection of villages that seek new tourism programs based on SDGs to preserve local communities and cultures. The UNWTO’s judgement is based on nine criteria, such as cultural and nature resources, preservation activities for cultural resources, economic and social sustainability, tourism potentiality and so forth.

Best Tourism Village certificate is effective for three years, and during the period, the selected villages can use a certificate logo and do PR activities.



Announcement of BTVs at UNWTO General Assembly on 2 December 2021

Please refer the video below showing the UNWTO General Asssembly held on 2nd December 2021 at Madrid, Spain.  Announcement of Best Tourism Villages starts from 3:51:22 and "Miyama Town" announced at 4:07:40


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