Africa Travel Week

Responsible rock stars win big at Africa Travel Week

The 2022 winners announced for the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2022 have officially been announced at Africa Travel Week (ATW). Gold winners in each category will go on to compete in the Global Awards at WTM London from 7-9 November.

Winners included:

Decarbonising Travel & Tourism:

  • Gold: Green Safaris

Destinations Building Back Better Post-Covid

  • Gold: TUI Care Foundation

Sustaining Employees and Communities through the Pandemic

  • Gold: Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment

  • Gold: Asilia

Increasing Diversity in Tourism

  • Gold: BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central

Growing the Local Economic Benefit

  • Gold: Wild Horizons 

Virtual Volunteering

  • Gold: people and places

This year also saw two judges’ awards, which are only awarded when two independent panels select the same winners in any chosen category. In the history of the Responsible Tourism Awards, there have only ever been five judges’ awards. The deserving winners were Grootbos and Transfontier Parks Destinations.

Dorine Reinstein