The Southeast Asia Globe is proud to announce its media partnership with the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism awards, which is accepting entries as of March 27.
Launched in 2006, the awards recognise any Asia-based accommodation provider or tour operator committed to sustainability and responsible tourism.
Using the UN World Tourism Organisation’s Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria as its basis, the awards have helped to shape international standards for environmentally and socially sound tourism and have, to date, received more than 200 entries.
Finalists are given an international platform to showcase their achievements, with the 2013 winners announced at Asia’s biggest business-to-business travel trade show, ITB Asia, which will be held in Singapore this October.
The judging panel includes representatives from notable platforms such as the International Ecotourism Society, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Sustainable Travel International and the Pacific Asia Travel Association.
Entrants of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and locations are encouraged to enter in the following categories:
Best in Community Engagement and Development
Best in Cultural Preservation
Best in Production of Natural Areas and/or Wildlife Conservation
Best in Resource Efficiency
Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Accommodation Provider
Most Inspiring Responsible Tour Operator
Application forms and more information can be found at tourism.wildasia.org
The deadline for entrants is May 23.
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