World Travel Market (WTM) Africa is urging responsible tourism businesses to enter for its Responsible Tourism Awards by March 1, 2024.
A significant highlight at WTM Africa, these annual awards celebrate exceptional organisations, initiatives and individuals leading by example and raising the bar with sustainable practices.
“Now in its 20th year, the 2024 edition honours two decades of industry change-makers dedicated to making a lasting impact across the continent. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this prestigious legacy. The WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards open many doors for winners and even finalists, further drawing considerable admiration and international recognition,” says Megan De Jager, Portfolio Director – Travel, Tourism & RX Africa Marketing.
The awards are free to enter and all applications will be overseen by an expert panel of judges across six curated categories:
- Making Travel Inclusive
- Championing Cultural Diversity
- Nature Positive
- What are you doing about climate change?
- Increasing local sourcing - creating shared value
- Employing and Upskilling Local Communities
Gold winners in each category will also have the opportunity to compete in the Global Responsible Tourism Awards against finalists from India and Latin America. This year, Africa’s responsible tourism champions won five of the eight categories.
“Don't hesitate to enter or encourage someone you admire to submit an application. They could walk away with an incredible award celebrating their hard work while benefiting from the acclaim that goes along with it,” De Jager concludes.
The WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards 2024 submission closing date is March 1, 2024, at 23h59 (SAST). Interested participants are encouraged to submit their applications via the WTM Africa website here.