Responsible Tourism’s Most Prestigious Awards Programme

Responsible Tourism’s Most Prestigious Awards Programme

Every year remarkable new responsible businesses and destinations are ‘discovered’ and recognised through the World Responsible Tourism Awards. Entering is an opportunity to showcase the impact you are having and what you have achieved. Being recognised will bring you a business advantage. If you know of businesses and destinations doing good work and taking responsibility, please nominate them and encourage them to apply. The Judges can only select from amongst those that apply. Free to enter, the Awards provide an opportunity to showcase your achievements on a global stage. Entries can still be submitted for India (until 30 Jun 2022) and the Rest of the World (until 31 Aug 2022). Those winning Gold in the regional awards are entered for the World Responsible Tourism Awards presented at WTM London in November.  Enter here 

Here are the categories for the Awards:

  1. Decarbonising Travel & Tourism,
  2. Sustaining Employees and Communities through the Pandemic,
  3. Destinations Building Back Better Post-COVID,
  4. Increasing Diversity in Tourism: How inclusive is our industry?
  5. Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment
  6. Growing the Local Economic Benefit
  7. Access for the differently-abled as travellers, employees and holidaymakers.
  8. Increasing tourism’s contribution to natural heritage and biodiversity
  9. Conserving water and improving water security and supply for neighbours
  10. Contributing  to cultural heritage

Take part in the World Responsible Tourism Awards by nominating yourself or a business you know today! Click here to enter. 

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Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracted 4000 participants in 2020 and the programmes run at WTM Africa, WTM Latin America and Arabian Travel Market. Harold has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. He is Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the other Awards in the family, Africa, India and Latin America. Harold works with industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists and undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organisations. He is also a Director of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is an Emeritus Professor, and Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration which he drafted.

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