The Awards were held during the Experience Latin America (ELA) expo in London, and involved around 350 entries from across Latin America. Their sister company, Cascada Expediciones, placed second in the DMC/Tour Operator category.
“We are incredibly grateful to LATA, and are very proud that our hard work has been recognized,” says Cascada’s media coordinator, Helen Cordery. “We work very closely with the needs of the environment, so to be recognized as a business focused upon conservation on an international scale is incredibly exciting.”
The Awards were open to all travel-related businesses working in Latin America, including major hotels, airlines, resorts and niche enterprises, and required a 1200-word essay detailing the business’ positive impact on clients and community, staff training, market growth and income stream.
EcoCamp is a hotel/camp hybrid that derives 100% of its energy from solar and hydro sources, with its geodesic domes based upon the shelters of Torres del Paine’s original inhabitants, the Kaweskar. Cascada develops small-group trips to off the beaten track destinations, including the unique El Dientes circuit and winter treks in Patagonia.
“We are thrilled to have won in London, and are now focused upon spreading word of us even further; hopefully we will place in the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards 2018. Our dream is that we will inspire other businesses to take the leap and become more environmentally friendly.”
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