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World Responsible Awards shortlist revealed

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Final winners to be announced at WTM in London

A koala walking tour in Australia, a “responsible” luxury hotel in India, and a whole town in Ireland dedicated to disability awareness are among the companies and organisations selected for the shortlist of the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014, sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism.

With 11 categories to be won, as well as the top spot of Overall Winner 2014, the competition is reported to be tight for the finalists announced on the shortlist today.

Following an intense debate on Judging Day in London in September, an expert panel of 11 judges from across the industry have selected their shortlist of finalists from around the world. The final winners will be announced at a special ceremony as part of the World Responsible Tourism Day celebrations at WTM in London on November 5 in front of an audience of media, industry and responsible tourism professionals.

The full World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 shortlist:

Adventure Alternative

Campo and Parque dos Sonhos

Casa de las Olas

Cavan Town & Environs

Chambal Safari Hotels Pvt Ltd

Chole Mjini Conservation & Development Co

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Festivals of Puebla

Footsteps Eco Lodge

Hotel Verde

ITC Grand Chola

Jurys Inn Brighton

Kutch Adventures India

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Mdumbi Backpackers

Native Charming Hotels and Accessible Tourism

On Track Safaris

South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA)

Thomson Airways

V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

World Animal Protection

GLP Films: Basecamp Foundation – Pioneering Sustainable Tourism in Kenya’s Masai Mara

Travel Oregon: Communities Powered by Travel – John Day River Territory

WWF – The Guardians

 

TTG Nordic

[pictured: Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, one of the finalists shortlisted]

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