Benefiting Local People

  • Best for Benefiting Local People

    Gold: Green People & Bakrichhap for the Goat Village, India and Silver: Nikoi Island, Indonesia

    We are looking for examples of businesses which are making particular efforts to benefit neighbouring communities, by providing social, economic or environmental benefits to the community, through training and progression or working with local people to create a local supply of goods or services for purchase by the tourism business or tourists.

  • Responsible Tourism is about using tourism to make better places for people to live in, creating greater economic benefits for local people and enhancing the wellbeing of host communities. The judges are looking for examples of businesses which are generating benefits through their business or by providing community benefits. This might be by upskilling local people and enhancing their earnings, benefiting particularly disadvantaged groups, mentoring and supporting the development of local suppliers, providing potable water or other community benefits. We are looking for examples which others might be encouraged to replicate.

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