Tourism for Tomorrow awards 2019: winners and finalists

The world’s best sustainable tourism projects and change-makers across the developing world honoured

On April 5, the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Seville celebrated the world’s most inspiring sustainable travel organisations. Now in its 15th year, the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards champion change-makers; from an Indian hotel chain employing marginalised members of society to a not-for-profit organisation that has saved 1.7 million turtle hatchlings in Central and South America.

There are plenty of sustainable travel awards out there but the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards stand out for its rigorous approach, which involves over 25 expert judges and onsite inspections. Run by WTTC, a membership organisation representing some of travel’s most prominent players, the awards shine a light on smaller, often grassroots projects that have a social and environmental legacy worthy of a world stage. Fifteen finalists were selected, three in each of the five categories – here we profile 10 of them.

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