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Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2012 – Last Stage of Winner Selection

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The Winner Selection Committee is due to sit down and decide the winners, based on applications and the on-site evaluations, which have now all been successfully completed.

The 2012 winners will be announced on 17 April at this year’s WTTC Global Summit in Tokyo from 16-19 April 2012, during the Opening Reception and Welcome Dinner.

In addition to Costas Christ, Chairman of the Judges, the 2012 Winner Selection Judges are Hon Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Minister of Tourism, South Africa; H.E. Sergio Díaz-Granados, Minister of Trade & Tourism, Colombia; Fiona Jeffery, Chairman of World Travel Market & Just A Drop; and Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Traveler.

Finalist videos to launch soon

The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards media partner National Geographic Channel is currently putting together the 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalist videos.

These videos will showcase the incredible projects, initiatives and operations that our finalists are achieving. They are incredible role models for the Travel & Tourism industry.

Each of the finalists are  pioneers in sustainable tourism…take a look for yourself

Community Benefit Award:

Saunders Hotel Group, USA
Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Cambodia
The Thailand Community Tourism Based Institute, Thailand

Conservation Award:

Cheli & Peacock, Kenya
Inkaterra Peru, Peru
NamibRand Safaris: Wolwedans Collection, Namibia

Destination Stewardship Award:

Destination Røros, Norway
Misool Eco Resort, Indonesia
Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Japan

Global Tourism Business Award:

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Singapore
REI Adventures, USA
Wilderness, Botswana

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