Responsible Tourism Awards

  • WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

    The WTM Responsible Tourism Awards are presented each year at WTM London, in front of an audience of 600 key influencers and decision makers. These awards are a centre piece of WTM Responsible Tourism Day – the biggest responsible tourism event globally.

    This year’s global Responsible Tourism Awards, to be presented on World Responsible Tourism Day, Wednesday November 8th at WTM London, are focused on tourism’s contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG’s.
  • The 2017 Finalists

    The Awards this year focus on the SDGs but they will be announced in the following categories, Best for Accommodation, Best for Carbon Reduction, Best for Communication, Best Community Initiative, Best for Poverty Reduction and Best Tour Operator.

    The 12 finalists will now wait until the Awards ceremony at WTM London to discover who this year’s chosen leaders are.

    The 2017 finalists are:
    • Chobe Game Lodge
    • Crystal Creek Meadows
    • Grootbos
    • Green Tourism Business Scheme
    • Kumarakom
    • Ol Pejeta
    • Marine Dynamics
    • Sapa o Chau
    • Ljubljana
    • Transfrontier Parks Destinations
    • TUI Cruises
    • Village Ways

    The judges’ reasoning will be presented at the same time as the awards at the Awards ceremony at WTM London on November 8th.

    This year there will be an opportunity to hear more about the ways some of the finalists are reporting against the SDGs in panel sessions in South Gallery 7 & 8 from 14:00 -17:00.

    • Getting to know more about each other remains one of the most important hopes for the peaceful future of the planet. If we are really to understand each other better, then we need to be reminded to travel carefully and thoughtfully, listening to people along the way and respecting the world we are privileged to travel through. The Responsible Tourism Awards are one of the most important ways in which we can understand how to travel better.

      • Michael Palin
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    The Awards Ceremony

    Find out more about the WTM Responsible Tourism Day - Opening and Awards session.

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