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 were focused on the SDGs but were given for 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 2017 winners are:
    • Best for Accommodation - Grootbos, South Africa
    • Best for Carbon Reduction - Chobe Game Lodge, South Africa
    • Best for Communication - City of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Best Community Initiative - Sapa O’Chau Travel Social Enterprise, Vietnam
    • Best for Poverty Reduction - Village Ways, India
    • Best Tour Operator - Transfrontier Parks Destination (TFPD) South Africa
    Highly commended:
    • Crystal Creek Meadows
    • Green Tourism Business Scheme
    • Kumarakom
    • Ol Pejeta
    • TUI Cruises
    • Marine Dynamics

    Leaders in Responsible Tourism Report

    Harold Goodwin gives an insight into the organisations selected and the judges decisions in Leaders in Responsible Tourism Report.

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    • 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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