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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014

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London : A South African animal sanctuary and a Brazilian adventure resort specialising in accessible tourism were announced Joint Overall Winners this morning at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 in London, sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism.

In a special ceremony at the World Travel Market's Global Stage as part of the World Responsible Tourism Day annual celebrations, South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance and Campo and Parque dos Sonhos jointly took the coveted position of Overall Winners from of a selection of 25 finalists gathered from around the world.

The full list of this year's finalists are -

1. Joint Overall Winners - sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism

Campo and Parque Dos Sonhos, Brazil and South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, South Africa

2. Best Animal Welfare Initiative - supported by Born Free Foundation

Joint Gold Winners:

World Animal Protection, UK/International

South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, South Africa

3. Best Aviation Programme for Carbon Reduction - sponsored by Visit Gozo

Gold Winner: Thomson Airways, UK/International

4. Best for Beach Tourism – sponsored by Jersey Tourism

Gold Winner: Chole Mjini Conservation & Development Co. Ltd, Tanzania

Silver Winner: Casa de las Olas, Mexico

5. Best City Hotel – sponsored by Los Cabos Tourism Board

Gold Winner: Hotel Verde, Cape Town, South Africa

Silver Winners:

ITC Grand Chola, India

Jury's Inn, Brighton, UK

6. Best Cultural Heritage Attraction – sponsored by Wightlink

Silver Winner: Festivals of Puebla, Mexico

7. Best Destination - sponsored by Visit Norway

Gold Winner: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

8. Best for Engaging People & Cultures – sponsored by New York State Division of Tourism

Gold Winner: Kutch Adventures, India

Silver Winner: Footsteps Ecolodge, Gambia

9. Best for People with Disabilities – sponsored by Enable Holidays

Joint Gold Winners:

Campo & Parque Dos Sonhos, Brazil

Cavan Town & Environs, Ireland

Silver Winner: NATIVE Charming Hotels and Accessible Tourism, Spain

10. Best for Poverty Reduction – sponsored by Tobago House of Assembly

Gold Winner: Adventure Alternative, UK

Silver Winners:

Lewa Wildilfe Conservancy, Kenya

Mdumbi Backpackers, South Africa

11. Best for Wildlife Conservation – sponsored by Discover Dominica Authority

Gold Winner: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, Australia

Silver Winners:

Chambal Safari Hotels Pvt Ltd, India

On Track Safaris, South Africa

12. Best Short Film for Responsible Tourism – sponsored by Fair Trade Tourism

Gold Winner: Travel Oregon: Communities Powered by Travel - John Day River Territory, Oregon

Silver Winners:

GLP Films: Basecamp Foundation - Pioneering Sustainable Tourism in Kenya's Masai Mara

World Wildlife Fund - The Guardians

13. People's Choice in Responsible Tourism – sponsored by Spirit Slovenia

Winner: Nam Nern Night Safari, Lao PDR

Runners-up for this category:

Chepu Adventures EcoLodge, Chiloe island in Patagonia -

The Great Projects, Africa, Asia, South America & Europe -

Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara in Kenya -

people and places, UK -

ReefCI, Belize -

Snowcarbon, The Alps -

TUI Nederland, the Netherlands -

Village Ways, India & Ethiopia -

The World Responsible Tourism Awards are  sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism, and were founded in 2004 to celebrate the most inspiring stories in responsible tourism.The Awards are organised by and ICRT (International Center for Responsible Tourism) and the ceremony is hosted by World Travel Market .

This year, the Awards feature 11 categories covering a variety of topics, which reflect the hottest issues currently debated in the world or responsible and sustainable tourism. - WTM London

Nov. 6, 2014


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