UNWTO has awarded CNN’s Richard Quest the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of his work as a business journalist reporting on the tourism industry.
The Award recognizes Mr. Quest’s reporting across the globe on CNN, which has showcased the challenges and successes of the tourism industry – raising it into the mainstream of the international agenda.
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai said: “Richard’s reporting has always recognized the tourism sector’s critical role in the global business agenda. His work has consistently explored, in great depth, the major themes and issues that resonate across the sector. His long-standing commitment to reporting on tourism as part of his broader business remit has helped shed light on the full range of socio-economic activity that powers the sector.”
Richard Quest is the presenter of CNN’s flagship daily business programme ‘Quest Means Business’ and the monthly ‘CNN Business Traveller’, regularly covering business affairs from around the world.
The UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented during the UNWTO Awards Ceremony, held on 22 January 2014, during the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid, Spain.