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WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 Launches

Innovators and pioneers working in tourism are encouraged to enter this year’s WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards. The aim of the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards is to find and recognise examples of tourism businesses and organisations which are taking responsibility by reducing negative impacts and increasing the positive ones. A panel of expert judges will select a list of finalists from across the six categories. The overall winners are to be announced at WTM London, on Wednesday 6th November, 2019 as part of WTM World Responsible Tourism Day – the largest day of responsible tourism day in the world. This year’s categories are: Wildlife and Nature Conservation, Carbon & Greenhouse Gases, Benefiting Local People, Transparent Reporting, Plastics and Coping with Success. This year the award is focusing on solutions by tourism attractions. Judges are looking for examples of attractions where management interventions have reduced the negative impacts on the site and neighbouring communities and improved the visitor experience. Each category has a separate application questionnaire, all of which can be download from The closing date for applications is July 29th. The judges will be announced soon. Entries are open on Tuesday 2 April 2019. For further information about WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 visit

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