The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council, are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the Travel & Tourism industry worldwide.
The Awards focus on four key categories. This years’ winners have been announced yesterday:
Destination Stewardship: Destination Røros, Norway
This award goes to a destination – country, region, state or town – that comprises a network of tourism enterprises and organisations which show dedication to, and success in, maintaining a programme of sustainable tourism management at the destination level
Global Tourism Business: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Singapore
This award recognises best practices in sustainable tourism at a large company level.
Conservation: Inkaterra, Peru
Open to any tourism business, organisation or attraction, able to demonstrate that their tourism development and operations have made a tangible contribution to the conservation of nature.
Community Benefit: Saunders Hotel Group, USA
This award is for a tourism initiative that has effectively demonstrated direct benefits to local people.
More information on the 2012 winners are available at: www.tourismfortomorrow.com