Finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announced

Objavljeno: 16.2.2009

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Finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announced

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Under WTTC’s stewardship since 2003, the prestigious Awards recognise best practices in sustainable tourism in four different categories – Destination Stewardship, Conservation, Community Benefit and Global Tourism Business.

Finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announced

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Under WTTC’s stewardship since 2003, the prestigious Awards recognise best practices in sustainable tourism in four different categories – Destination Stewardship, Conservation, Community Benefit and Global Tourism Business.

A record number of entries were received this year from over 40 countries and six continents. The 12 finalists were selected by an international team of independent judges in each of the four award categories for having successfully demonstrated sustainable tourism practices, including the protection of natural and cultural heritage, social and economic benefits to local people, and environmentally-friendly operations.

The 2009 Finalists are:
DESTINATION STEWARDSHIP AWARD
Grupo PUNTACANA, Dominican Republic (www.puntacana.com)  
Heritage Watch, Cambodia (www.heritagewatch.org)
South West Tourism, UK (www.swtourism.org.uk)
CONSERVATION AWARD
Ionian Eco Villagers, Greece (www.relaxing-holidays.com)  
Lane Cove River Tourist Park, Australia (www.lcrtp.com.au)  
NatureAir, Costa Rica (www.natureair.com)
COMMUNITY BENEFIT AWARD
Community Action Treks, Nepal (www.catreks.com)
Ol Donyo Wuas, Kenya (www.oldonyowuas.com)
Zakoura Foundation for Micro Credits, Morocco (www.zakourafoundation.org)  
GLOBAL TOURISM BUSINESS AWARD
GAP Adventures, Canada & Global (www.gapadventures.com)  
Marriott International Inc, USA & Global (www.marriott.com)  
Metropolitan Touring, Ecuador (www.metropolitan-touring.com)  

For more information, visit www.tourismfortomorrow.com.  

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