The search for the bright spots in responsible tourism on the African continent is on!  Now in its third year, the #ARTA17 ceremony will again be hosted as part of WTM Africa in Cape Town on 20 April 2017.

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.  The African Responsible Tourism Awards celebrate the commitment and efforts of individuals, organisations and destinations that use tourism to make Africa better.  The awards also aim to inspire change in the African tourism industry.

The seven categories for the 2017 awards are:

  • Best accommodation for social inclusion
  • Best for engaging people & culture
  • Best for habitat and species conservation
  • Best for partnership for poverty reduction
  • Best responsible event
  • Best responsible tourism campaign
  • Best tour operator for impact in urban areas

Read more about the award categories and download entry forms here

Entries close Sunday, 15 January 2017.  Make sure to submit your entry before time slips away over the festive season!

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 Responsible Travel.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a category or require further information, please e-mail awards@africanresponsbletourismawardscom.

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