New York – An industry leader in conservation since it was founded in 1991, &Beyond has been awarded the Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award in the category of wildlife protection. The winners were announced on October 19th and details can be found in the November issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine.
The 19 winners were chosen by a panel of seven judges, including Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Joseph Stiglitz; model, designer, and goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization Liya Kebede; and Oscar-winning documentarian Louie Psihoyos (The Cove). The winners are recognized in five categories–conservation, sustainability, preservation, development and leadership–and represent the latest and best examples of the power of travel as an engine of positive change.
“We are honored to be among such game changers in this field,” says Claire Howse, sustainability director of &Beyond. “The efforts of such like-minded companies prove that tourism can foster positive change in the world.”
The 2010 Global Vision Awards detail why each organization is worthy of the award and offer “Take the Trip” information allowing travelers to experience first-hand the local cultures that have benefitted from their collective efforts. The awards are featured now on www.travelandleisure.com and in the November issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands now.
Paula Franklin at WEILL
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