World Tourism Day Blogger Competition 2014

Deadline: 15 August 2014
Open to: active bloggers aged 18 years or older
Prize: round trip to Mexico with the opportunity to visit local community projects and participate in the official WTD Celebration in Guadalajara


World Tourism Day (WTD) is a thematic event held every year on September 27, underscoring the socio-economic impact of tourism.

On the occasion of this year’s celebrations, UNWTO is organizing a Blogger Competition under the theme of “Tourism and Community Development”. With the special focus on the community, WTD 2014 highlights how tourism can be conducive to advancing sustainable development from the grassroots level. Community based tourism involves the local population in the decision making process according to local priorities. The opportunity to become part of the tourism value chain actively involves host communities in the development process.

The competition is a chance for passionate travellers who have their own blog, and want to share their experience about tourism, and its economic, social and environmental impact.


The competition is open to active bloggers, aged 18 years or older, with a shown track record of posts on their blog.

The submitted posts must be written in English, French or Spanish and should not exceed the limit of 500 words.


The author of the winning post will be invited to a round trip to Mexico, with the opportunity to visit local community projects. The winner will also attend the official WTD Celebration taking place on 27 September in Guadalajara, Mexico.


In order to enter the competition you must write a post on your blog on the subject of “Tourism and Community Development”. Then, you must complete the entry form indicating the title of your blog post, the URL, uploading a picture and adding a short description.

The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2014. The winning post will be announced on 30 August 2014.

If you have any problems during the application process please contact the organizers at:

For further information please visit the official website.

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