During the days prior to the inauguration of FITUR 2016 several events have been happening in the city of Madrid concerning the tourism sector. On Monday, January 18th, the presentation of the projects to be won at the 12th edition of the Awards of the World Tourism Organization of Excellence and Innovation in Tourism (UNWTO) took place in the Palace of Neptune. In total, 17 were the projects selected in a ceremony that could be followed by streaming in all countries connected by UNWTO.

The event was produced by the World Tourism Organization in Madrid, Fluge Audiovisuales was in charge of providing audiovisual material.