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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

We have now announced our official list of finalists for 2015!
Thank you to all those on our Longlist for taking part.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at World Travel Market in London.

About our Awards

Responsible Travel's vision for the World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM rests on a simple principle - that all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream, can and should be organised in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and local people. We want to celebrate the shining stars of responsible tourism - the individuals, organisations and destinations working innovatively with local cultures, communities and biodiversity.

The Awards are organised by founders Responsible Travel, in association with the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, and take place at the World Travel Market in London as part of World Responsible Tourism Day - the world's biggest event for responsible tourism.

Read more about our Awards.

Read about Last Year's Winners

Last year, the Awards recognised two very different Overall winners. The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) for demonstrating that animal attractions can liberate previously captive wildlife and, without petting or exploitation, be commercially successful. Parque dos Sonhos for demonstrating that truly inclusive tourism can enhance the adventure activity experiences for everyone and enable families and friends to share the experience. Both winners demonstrate that it is possible to address the rights agenda, to swim against the tide, and be commercially successful.

Learn more about the 2014 World Responsible Tourism Award winners.

Our Regional Awards Programmes

We're delighted to announce that the World Responsible Tourism Awards family is expanding, and we've teamed up with local partners worldwide to launch two new regional awards schemes in 2015:


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