Responsible travel in the world’s most sustainable destinations


This week, the world’s most sustainable and progressive travel organisations were revealed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), as they listed the finalists in the 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

Climate Action Award

For organisations undertaking significant and measurable work to reduce the scale and impact of climate change:

– Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
– The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island, Tahiti
– Tourism Holdings Limited, New Zealand

Destination Stewardship Award

For organisations helping a place to thrive and bring forward its unique identity for the benefit of its residents and tourists:

– Grupo Rio da Prata, Brazil
– Masungi Georeserve, Philippines
– St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council, St. Kitts and Nevis

Investing in People Award

For organisations demonstrating leadership in becoming an exciting, attractive, and equitable employer in the sector:

– Lemon Tree Hotels Limited, India
– Reserva do Ibitipoca, Brazil
– Shanga by Elewana Collection, Tanzania

Social Impact Award

For organisations working to improve the people and places where they operate:

– Awamaki, Peru
– Intrepid Group, Australia
– Nikoi Island, Indonesia

Changemakers Award

Focused on organisations fighting the illegal wildlife trade through sustainable tourism:

– Kelompok Peduli Lingkungan Belitung (KPLB), Indonesia
– SEE Turtles, USA
– The Cardamom Tented Camp, Cambodia