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  • Responsible Tourism Highlights

    WTM runs the largest Responsible Tourism event in the world every year at WTM London and smaller event in Africa, Arabia and Latin America. Through the family of World Responsible Tourism Awards we recognise those businesses doing most to develop and implement responsible practices. Our focus is on raising the issues and spreading knowledge about practical solutions to the sustainability challenges our sector faces.

  • The World Responsible Tourism Awards: The Judges’ Reasons

    Those recognised emerging leaders in the World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2019 can be found here. On Wednesday 6th November, the Responsible Tourism Awards took place and the leaders in this year's categories were recognised.

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    The WTM Latin America Awards are open until 15th December and will be presented in Sao Paulo in April. There is a new Responsible Tourism Day at WTM Africa in Cape Town on 6th April when the 2020 Africa RT Award winners will be announced. In April, at ATM in Dubai, the ATM Responsible Tourism Awards will be announced to be awarded for the first time in 2021.

  • Our Story

    WTM launched Environment Day in 1994, later hosting the Responsible Tourism Awards from 2004 and then World Responsible Tourism Day since 2007. WTM London is proudly the biggest Responsible Tourism Event in the world and continues to promote more sustainable initiatives after being passed responsibility for the family of World Responsible Tourism Awards from Responsible Travel in 2017. Responsible Tourism now feature at our shows in Africa, Arabia, Latin America and London.

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    Awards Family

    WTM launched Environment Day in 1994, later hosting the Responsible Tourism Awards from 2004 and then World Responsible Tourism Day since 2007. WTM London is proudly the biggest Responsible Tourism Event in the world and continues to promote more sustainable initiatives after being passed responsibility for the family of World Responsible Tourism Awards from Responsible Travel in 2017. Responsible Tourism now feature at our shows in Africa, Arabia, Latin America and London.

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    Responsible Tourism News

    The latest Responsible Tourism news curated and archived as a resource for businesses wanting to take responsibility and looking for solutions for the many sustainability challenges our sector faces across social, economic and environmental agendas.Harold Goodwin, WTM's Responsible Tourism Advisor, and Jeremy Smith of Travindy blog regularly alongside guest blogs.

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  • RT Awards: Judges' Reasons

    The Responsible Tourism Awards launched by Responsible Travel in 2004, grew into the World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2013. In 2017 WTM was passed responsibility for organising and licensing the family of awards. The awards now extend to Africa, India and Latin America and the Arabian Awards for the MENA countries will be launched in April 2020.

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    Responsible Traveller

    We have often been asked about where people can find information about to travel responsibly. You can authoritative generic advice and detailed advice on child protection, flying, places & tips, volunteering, wildlife and habitats.

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    What's new?

    WTM produces a monthly bulleting one news, you can subscribe here. For regularly updated news and resources on Responsible Tourism go to: Responsible Tourism Partnerships.

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