Wild Asia announced their annual Asia wide Responsible Tourism Awards are now open for applicants.
Developed in 2006, the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards are back for 2012 with a new and exciting selection of categories for applicants to choose from. The awards are open to accommodation businesses across Asia in all shapes and sizes, budgets and locations. Wild Asia is looking for inspirational businesses that are making a difference by practicing responsible tourism principles.
The Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards are based on international standards for environmentally and socially sound tourism, the UNWTO’s Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. For finalists and winners of these awards, the recognition of receiving this accolade will validate the business’s efforts in responsible tourism and give them the platform to showcase their achievements of environmental best practice and support for local communities, revealing to the world that their business cares.
Businesses can now submit their applications, available online at tourism.wildasia.org, until the 30th July 2012. The application process is simple. All applicants should submit the Wild Asia General Application Form, which gives the judges a clear overview of the business. Applicants can then choose from six categories that best represent what their business does best and submit the relevant Category Application Form(s)
The 2012 Award categories are:
Best in Community Engagement and Development;
Best in Cultural Preservation;
Best in Human Resource Management and Workers’ Welfare;
Best in Protection of Natural Areas and/or Wildlife Conservation;
Best in Resource Efficiency;
Overall Winner: Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator
This year’s winners and finalists will be publically announced at the ITB Asia in Singapore in October. The hot favourites from across Asia can use this famous tourism event as an opportunity to showcase their recognition to thousands of delegates from around the globe.
For more information, contact Deborah Chan, Associate Programme Manager or Amy McLoughlin, Responsible Tourism Awards Coordinator at email@example.com
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