Asia’s best responsible tourism companies to be announced

RTA2015Later this week, the winners of the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards will be announced at the 2015 Pata Travel Mart, which starts in Bangalore on September 4th. Now in their ninth year, they are the only regional responsible tourism awards for Asia. “Sustainability is one of the main advocacy themes of the Association and an important issue to address when we talk about the responsible development of travel and tourism,” said Mario Hardy, PATA CEO. “We are therefore delighted to host the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards at this year’s Travel Mart and share in the celebration of tourism organisations that truly exemplify what it means to be sustainable.”

The finalists for 2015 are as follows:

Best in Community Engagement and Development

• Lanjia Lodge, Thailand • Xintuo Ecotourism, China • CRDTours, Cambodia

Best in Protection of Natural Areas & Wildlife Conservation

• Club Med Cherating, Malaysia • Gaya Island, Malaysia

Best in Resource Efficiency

• Jetwing Yala

Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator

• El Nido Resorts, Philippines • Khiri Travel group, Thailand • Nikoi Island, Indonesia

Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Initiative

• Capilano University Sapa CBTs, Vietnam • EXO Foundation, Cambodia • Kinyei, Cambodia

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