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.
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
- 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.