The Barsa Aviation Summit has been nominated for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA), which take place in April.

Other South African nominees include !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, 18 Gangster Museum, Cape Town Marathon, Davinci Hotel and Suites, Meetings Africa and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The extended list includes nominees from Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The candidates are recognised for their work in categories that include community benefits, conservation, resource management, attractions, events, cultural and heritage experiences.

Heidi van der Watt, founder of the African awards and director of Better Tourism Africa, explains: “The quality of entries that have made it through to the 2019 longlist confirms the power of responsible tourism as a force for development in Africa. Each one of these organisations is playing an important role in championing responsible tourism. We’ve reviewed the information from the entries, and are excited about the possibilities.”

The winners will be announced on April 10 during a World Travel Market Africa ceremony.