New round of responsible tourism awards launches

Invitation to submit to World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015
Tourism businesses and organisations around the world are being invited to submit themselves for consideration in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015, to take place at the WTM this November.
The awards scheme, co-founded and organised by UK-based company Responsible Travel, is part of the WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day, due on November 4. It “celebrates the most inspiring and innovative examples of responsible tourism in practice globally”.
Tourism businesses, organisations, initiatives and destinations across the industry are invited to submit themselves for consideration in the 2015 awards at by April 6. Announcement of the finalists and public voting in the People’s Choice Award will start in May. The full list of categories for 2015 is:
Best Animal Welfare Initiative – supported by the Born Free Foundation
Best for Beach Tourism – sponsored by Jersey Tourism
Best Cultural Heritage Attraction – sponsored by Wightlink
Best Destination for Responsible Tourism – sponsored by Visit Norway
Best Accommodation for Disability Access
Best for Engaging People and Culture
Best Hotel for Local Sourcing
Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction
Best for Poverty Reduction
Best Responsible Tourism Blog – sponsored by Fair Trade Tourism
Best Sea or River Cruise
Best for Wildlife Conservation
People’s Choice in Responsible Tourism
TTG Nordic
[pictured: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, one of the finalists shortlisted in 2014]

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