World Travel Market, London, has taken responsibility for organising the World Responsible Tourism Awards which ResponsibleTravel.com organised from 2004 to 2016.
As ResponsibleTravel.com say on their WTM Responsible Tourism Awards legacy site “We are pleased that WTM have chosen to continue with a global Awards, with Harold Goodwin continuing to chair the panel of judges and to oversee the process of the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards, and the others in the family in Africa, India and Ireland.”
The 2018 World Responsible Tourism Awards were launched on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd, at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Earth Day originated in the U.S. in 1970 with 20 million Americans – Republicans, Democrats and individuals holding rallies, demonstrations and participating in activities to promote a clean and safe living environment. The Earth Day movement has been credited with creating the pressure necessary to found the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and for Congress to pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More
2018 World Responsible Tourism Awards launched 22nd April 2018
Nominations Close 06 August 2018
Finalists – “Leaders in Responsible Tourism” – announced 22 September 2018
Gold, Silver, Highly Commendeds and the Overall winner will be announced and the Awards presented at WTM, London in November 2018.
The 2018 World Responsible Tourism Awards categories are
- Best for Wildlife
- Best for Employment Conditions
- Best for Local Economic Benefit
- Best for Communicating Responsible Tourism
- Best for Managing Success