• Sabi Sabi

    Photo credit by Sabi Sabi Game Reseve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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    Photo credit by Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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    Photo credit by !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Western Cape, South Africa

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    Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

World’s leading sustainable tourism initiatives announced by WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are considered one of the world’s highest accolades in the Travel & Tourism industry. They are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry worldwide. Award applications were received this year from 46 countries, representing all continents. Finalists in four categories were selected, ranging from entire countries, to global hotel groups, international airlines, luxury tour operators and small eco-lodges.

The Finalists of the 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are:

Destination Stewardship nominees, who have successfully implemented a sustainable tourism programme at the destination level, incorporating social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits as well as multi-stakeholder engagement:

  • Peaks of the Balkans – Municipality of Peja, Kosovo
  • Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore
  • Tourism Council of Bhutan, Bhutan

Global Tourism Business nominees, who represent international companies with at least 500 employees, and 8 tourism enterprises in one or more countries, where achievements combine corporate success with sustainable tourism principles and practices:

  • Abercrombie & Kent, USA
  • Air New Zealand, New Zealand
  • ITC Hotels, India

Conservation Award nominees, who have made a direct and tangible contribution to the preservation of nature, including the protection of wildlife, expanding and restoring natural habitat, and supporting biodiversity conservation:

  • &Beyond, South Africa
  • The Bushcamp Company, Zambia
  • Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, Australia

Community Benefit Award nominees, whose companies and organisations directly benefit local people, supporting community development and enhancing cultural heritage:

  • Loola Adventure Resort, Indonesia
  • Siraj Center, Palestine
  • Ten Knots Development Corporation/El NidoResorts, Philippines

Source:http://www.wttc.org/news-media/news-archive/2013/worlds-leading-sustainable-tourism-initiatives-are-announced-wtt/

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