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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014

Join us for the celebrations!

Founded in 2004, the Awards allow you the chance to celebrate the heroes and share the stories of the most exciting and enduring responsible tourism experiences in the world.

We'll be announcing the winners from at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 ceremony.

Travel professionals:
Join us at the ceremony on the WTM Global Stage at World Travel Market in London. Register for WTM.

Join us online to be the first to find out who's won. We'll be live-tweeting the Awards as they happen @RTAwards and updating the website during the ceremony.

Want to know who's in the running?
We have now announced our official shortlist for 2014! Thank you to all those on our longlist for taking part, and to everyone for all your nominations.

Heroes of Responsible Tourism

Last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary with a special video celebrating some of the "Heroes of Responsible Tourism". Watch the video, be inspired, and make your nomination for the heroes of 2014.

Previous winners

Last year we celebrated the work of some truly remarkable changemakers. Read all about them below.

Overall Winner: TUI Nederland, the Netherlands

TUI Nederland, overall winner

TUI Nederland developed policies and trained staff to identify child abuse, whether amongst the families for whom they provide holidays or abuse perpetrated by travellers in the destination. They have been working to protect children from abuse since 2002 when they signed the Child Protection Code with ECPAT Nederland. They have worked to embed child protection into their routine business operations and have extended this commitment through their network of supplier and partners.

Realising that child sex tourism is silently growing in the Northeast of Brazil, TUI Nederland and its numerous partners launched a campaign to say "a collective 'NO' to child sex tourism in the Northeast of Brazil". TUI Nederland has contributed over €100,000 since 2008 to fighting child exploitation in the region; 80 adolescents from 14 to 17 years of age have been trained as 'Youth Mobilizers', for the prevention of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, reaching over 2,000 people. Their vocational training programme has 104 graduates of whom 39 were employed throughout 2012.

Category winners (click on a category for more information): Read more about all our 2013 winners.
Professor Harold Goodwin