Responsible tourism is to take centre stage at the forthcoming WTM Africa with the launch of its first Responsible Tourism Awards.
The ceremony is set to take place on April 16, and builds on 12 years of success for The World Responsible Tourism Awards at World Travel Market in the UK.
WTM portfolio director Craig Moyes said judging was already under way with 112 nominations from 16 countries.
He added: “The examples of responsible tourism best practice by companies of all sizes are a testament to how serious the industry takes responsible tourism and what can be achieved if these examples are shared.
“I’m delighted that WTM Africa will be hosting The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM Africa.
“Tourism is central to the continent’s economy, which makes it all the more vital that the African travel and tourism industry acts responsibly to preserve and protect its unrivalled natural resources.
“WTM Africa is the perfect platform to highlight the best practice in the African travel industry.”
Justin Francis, managing director of World Responsible Tourism Awards organiser responsibletravel.com, added: “The World Responsible Tourism Awards have always been global in reach, but together with World Travel Market we’re excited to be bringing our trademark rigour to the next generation of Responsible Tourism Awards programmes.
“With our new regional range of awards, we have the chance for local organisers to lead the search for the most inspirational responsible tourism experiences in their destinations.
“And you never know, you may see one or two of the regional winners sharing the limelight at our global awards in London later this year!”
Source: TTG Digital
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