TechInAfrica – The Responsible Tourism Awards for next year has already opened its six categories for nominations and entries, including; Best for Resource Management in Water of Waste; Best Sustainable Event; Best for Habitat and/or Species Conservation; Best for Community Benefit; Best Responsible Experience in Culture or Heritage; Best Responsible Attraction.
The opened nominations and entries started on October 23 and will end on November 23 while entries on December 7, 2018. The winners will be announced in April 2019 at WTM Africa in Cape Town. The event is organized by Better Tourism Africa under license of WTM London and is hosted by WTM Africa.
The upcoming awards are different from the last two years where now the public can actively participate by voting for the most deserved-nominees in the tourism sector.
The Co-Founder and Organizer under license of WTM London of the 2019 Responsible Tourism Awards stated: “The categories in the 2019 Responsible Tourism Awards Africa can attract strong entrants from across Africa. We know that there are responsible tourism stories that have not been heard. We’re calling on the public and tourism trade colleagues to help us identify them. After all, tourists have traveled the length and breadth of Africa and have the first-hand experience. The trade and tourists know who the contenders for the awards could be and can encourage them to enter by nominating them for the awards.”
Meanwhile, the Chair of the Judging Panel of the Awards Professor Harold Goodwin said, “The category for Best for Global Goals is a challenge to businesses, destinations and organizations to transparently report the outcomes and impacts of their efforts to make tourism more sustainable. There is no established system for responsible tourism reporting and we’re looking for different to reporting Impact and communicating it to local people, consumers, and governments.”
To find more information about the awards and entry forms, visit www.africanresponsibletourismawards.com.