Calling on tourism businesses in Africa – the search for the bright spots in responsible tourism on the continent is on! Now its fourth year, the #ARTA18 ceremony will again be hosted as part of WTM Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.
The African Responsible Tourism Awards celebrate the commitment and efforts of individuals, organisations and destinations that use tourism to make Africa better. The five categories for the 2018 awards are:
- Best for aquatic species and habitat conservation
- Best for decent work and social inclusion
- Best for innovation in water management
- Best responsible business event
- Best responsible cultural experience
Read more about the award categories and download entry forms here.
Previous years have uncovered many remarkable tourism businesses and organisations that plough back into their communities, conserve nature and heritage, benefit African destinations and African people. In the past entries from South Africa have been plentiful. We strongly encourage entries from other parts of Africa. In 2017, a remarkable five of the twelve Leaders in Responsible Tourism in the global WTM Responsible Tourism Awards were from Africa.
Entries close Thursday, 15 February 2018. Make sure to submit your entry soon after the festive season rush.
The African Responsible Tourism Awards are part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, the world’s most respected responsible tourism awards. The awards are organised by Better Tourism Africa, under licence by World Travel Market. Wesgro will continue to support the Awards as its headline sponsor, as it has since the Award’s inception in 2015.
Should you be interested in sponsoring a category or require further information, please e-mail awards@africanresponsbletourismawardscom.