Heroes of responsible tourism in Africa were honoured at the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards. Following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, this event continues to form part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, the world's most respected responsible tourism awards.
With its unique natural and cultural landscapes, Africa offers many opportunities for responsible tourism. Tourism organisations are already growing tourism that preserves, respects and benefits African destinations and African people. The African Responsible Tourism Awards aims to celebrate the efforts made by individuals, organisations and destinations in Africa. The awards also aim to inspire change in the African tourism industry.
The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted as part of the Africa Travel Week held in Cape Town from 06-08 April 2016. The winners were announced to an audience of destination managers, industry professionals and media.
Our regional Awards schemes
Part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards family, our regional Awards schemes are run by local partners around the world, to find the heroes of responsible tourism specialising in particular countries or regions worldwide. You can find out more about these local Awards events at the websites below: