Destination Røros, Norway has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Award, in competition with the two other finalists, the Misool Eco Resort, Indonesia and Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Japan.
The prize was awarded during the WTTC's annual meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday.
The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are organised by the World Travel & Tourism Council, with the support of its strategic partners Travelport and The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation. The Awards are also supported by a number of contributors and media partners.
It is the first time such a prize has been awarded to a Norwegian destination, NRK reports.