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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

Submissions for the Awards are now closed. Check back soon for the announcement of our Longlist.

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.

Our Regional Awards Programmes

We've teamed up with local partners around the world to bring you two brand new Responsible Tourism Awards schemes for 2015:


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.

Professor Harold Goodwin