Nordic firms among “responsible tourism” finalists

World Responsible Tourism Awards shortlist revealed
Nordic tourism companies are featured in the list of 37 finalists for the World Responsible Tourism Awards, the ceremony for which takes place at the World Travel Market in London in November.
All of the entrants span 20 countries worldwide. From Sweden, Asian tour operator Lotus Travel is on the list, as is the hotel chain Scandic. In Iceland, whale watching pioneers North Sailing are represented, while Hetta Huskies from Finland is also on the list.
A worldwide campaign to end canned hunting, a tour operator offering locally-led alternative city tours and a local mangrove conservation and education project in Madagascar are among the organisations included in list of finalists. Finland, Cyprus and Hong Kong are represented for the first time ever.
Voting is currently underway for the awards’ only publically-decided category, the People’s Choice in Responsible Tourism in association with National Geographic Traveller magazine, with the winner for this, for each of the other 12 categories, and the overall winner announced at World Travel Market in London on Wednesday November 4.
The full list of finalists can be found at: http://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/media/press-release-2015-finalists.htm. Information on the judging panel can be found at: http://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/about/judges.htm
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