NEWS: Responsible Tourism Awards
Hurrah! The 2006 First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards have launched! I know this because as Project Manager for responsibletravel.com I helped to launch them! So pencils (or laptops) at the ready and get nominating your favourite eco / community friendly / all-round good egg (delete as appropriate) holiday here.
If you need a little more information before you put finger to keyboard, read on...
The 2006 First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards launched in The Times on Saturday 10 June. These annual Awards are now into their third year and this year promises to be the best so far with the current buzz around all things green.
The Awards, organised by responsibletravel.com in association with The Times, World Travel Market and Geographical Magazine, recognize companies and organisations in the travel industry that are making a substantial commitment to 'responsible' tourism – projects which make a positive contribution to conservation and the economies of local communities, while minimizing the negative impacts that tourism can have.
If you think you have been on such a holiday, get nominating now. All you need to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, website and email address of the tourism venture that you would like to nominate with a brief explanation (no more than 100 words) as to why you think they deserve an Award (for more info click here).
You can nominate in one or more of 13 categories and if your nomination is a winner, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a 10 night voyage for 2 to Antarctica worth £9000 courtesy of Peregrine Adventures.
For the runner up, there is a long weekend for 2 at the luxurious Evergreen Bed & Breakfast in Inverfarigaig, mid way down the quiet south side of Loch Ness, in their superior room with ensuite Jacuzzi and direct views over the loch. A bottle of champagne awaits your arrival!
So what are you waiting for?! Send in your nominations! - oh, and don't forget to tell me that you saw it on City Hippy ;)