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  • Chidozie Uzoezie

WTM Africa Unveils Second Edition of Responsible Tourism Awards

WTM Africa has had an excellent response to the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards this year — with some inspiring, innovative and scalable solutions from the African region to tackle the challenges of sustainability.

The best African entries will be included in the Global Gold Awards that are currently being assessed by the global judging panel.

Although the global awards will be announced on 01 November in London during a virtual event, the Gold winners from Africa will only be announced in April next year during the WTM Africa show in the host City of Cape Town.

This year’s categories reflect the relationship between tourism, responsibility and COVID-19:

  • Decarbonising Travel & Tourism

  • Sustaining Employees and Communities through the Pandemic

  • Destinations Building Back Better Post-Covid

  • Increasing Diversity in Tourism: How Inclusive is our Industry?

  • Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment

  • Growing the Local Economic Benefit

Launched in 2002, the awards seek to recognise and reward businesses and destinations which are contributing to a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry, based on the simple principle that all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream, can and should be organised in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and local people.

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