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Eco Champions Announced – Responsible Tourism Awards 2015
This past weekend, a spotlight was put on the quiet heroes of the tourism industry; those who make efforts to positively affect their surroundings while doing business.
Wild Asia’s 2015 Responsible Tourism Awards were given at this year’s PATA Travel Mart in Bangalore, India to 5 deserving businesses and tourism initiatives. A whole range of efforts are recognized with these awards, with categories such a Community Engagement/Development, Protection and Conservation of Nature/Wildlife, Resource Efficiency, and Most Inspiring Overall. Both established and grass-roots organizations were highlighted.
VIDEO: Winner in Thailand, Lanjia Lodge
Not only are these winning initiatives places where responsible tourists can discover authentic and meaningful travel experiences, but tourism operators the world over can, and should, look to each of these establishments for inspiration. Winners are located across Asia: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Check out the winners here, where you can click on the links to read about each winner and the runners-up!
VIDEO: Winner in Cambodia, Kinyei Cafe Soksabike
Read more here about the awards and the organization behind them, Wild Asia.