Africa’s most inspiring responsible tourism initiatives have a new platform to highlight their incredible work through the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021, which for the first time has introduced regional awards.

Launched in 2002, the awards seek to recognise and reward businesses and destinations which are contributing to 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.

Winners will be chosen by a group of industry experts, led by Harold Goodwin, WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, which meet online to allow for an internationally diverse panel.

The competition is broken down into four regions – Africa, India, Latin America, 

Rest of World – with Gold and Silver Awards given to the first and second placed entries in each category in each region.

Please see attached full press release for more details on categories.

Entries can be submitted here until the final closing date on 31 August being the final closing date.