Applications open for World Responsible Tourism Awards


Applications are now open for the 1oth annual World Responsible Tourism Awards. Organised by, the awards are presented each year on World Responsible Tourism Day, which occurs each year at WTM in London.

World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016This year the number of awards have been reduced down to five: they are: Best accommodation for responsible employmentBest contribution to wildlife conservationBest innovation by a tour operatorBest for poverty reduction and inclusion; and Best responsible tourism campaign.

“The organisations, initiatives and businesses we uncover each year have the power to shape the future of tourism, to be catalysts for change in an industry which will have a huge impact on global climate and development,” said Justin Francis, managing director of organisers, and founder of the awards.

Anyone wishing to submit an application, or nominate someone else for an award can do so here.

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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