African Responsible Tourism Award Winners

African Responsible Tourism Award Winners

Revealed on the second day of WTM Africa 2017, were the winners for the auspicious African Responsible Tourism Awards. The champions of responsible tourism in Africa were announced as follows:

  • Overall Winners – Blood Lions and Coffee Shack
  • Best Accommodation for Social Inclusion supported by Better Tourism Africa:

o    Gold winner: Coffee Shack Backpackers (South Africa)

o    Silver: The Backpack (South Africa)

o    Silver: Wilderness Safaris Damaraland Camp (Namibia)

  • Best for Engaging People & Culture supported by Transfrontier Parks Destinations

o    Gold: Ilha Blue Island Safaris (Mozambique)

o    Silver: Maboneng Arts (South Africa)

  • Best for Habitat & Species Conservation supported by Cape Nature

o    Gold: All Out Africa (Swaziland)

o    Silver: Wildlife ACT (South Africa)

  • Best Partnership for Poverty Reduction supported by Africa Ignite

o    Gold winner: Isibindi African Lodges

o    Silver winner: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

  • Best Responsible Event supported by BulkSMS

o    Gold winner: MTN Bushfire (Swaziland)

o    Silver: Tour de Tuli (Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe)

  • Best Responsible Tourism Campaign supported by Cape Town Pass

o    Gold: Blood Lions (South Africa)

  • Best Tour Operator for Impact in Urban Areas supported by Marine Dynamics:

o    Gold winner: Uthando (South Africa)

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Taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, nearly 5000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading and only business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets.

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