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Championing Change: WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards 2024 entries now open!

  • Entries open for WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards 2024 with deadline set for 1 March 2024
  • 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the Awards since its inception in 2004
  • 6 categories confirmed for the 2024 edition
Megan De Jager

WTM Africa is urging responsible tourism businesses to enter their Responsible Tourism Awards 2024, by 1 March 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 editions honours two decades of industry changemakers dedicated to making a lasting impact across the continent,” says Megan De Jager, Portfolio Director – Travel, Tourism & RX Africa Marketing.

“Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this prestigious legacy. The WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards opens many doors for winners, and even finalists, further drawing a considerable degree of admiration and international recognition.”

Free to enter, all applications will be overseen by an expert panel of judges across six curated categories, which include:

  1. Making Travel Inclusive
  2. Championing Cultural Diversity
  3. Nature Positive
  4. What are you doing about climate change?
  5. Increasing local sourcing – creating shared value
  6. 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 out 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 benefitting from the acclaim that goes along with it,” De Jager concludes.

The WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards 2024 submission closing date is 1 March 2024, at 23:59 (SAST). Interested participants are encouraged to submit their applications via the WTM Africa website here.

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