Wild Asia announces the finalists for the 5th Responsible Tourism Awards 2010! Wild Asia has shortlisted several operators from across Asia in each category for their outstanding responsible tourism practices. Find out this year's finalists!
The shortlisted hotels and tour operators were reviewed and extensively researched by our judging panel which comprised of responsible tourism (RT) experts, academics, conservationists, and eco-consultants. Wild Asia's judging panel first examined all of the completed checklists submitted by the operators, which outlined their best management practices and specific RT efforts undertaken by them. Then, through a scoring system, the panel analyzed and ranked each answer from the advanced entry forms in order to determine the finalists.
Read all about our winners and finalists at WARTA News.
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Our 2010 Finalists
Mid-size to Small Accommodation
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Heritance Kandalama (Dambulla, Sri Lanka)
Heritance Kandalama has a unique architectural design which blends the hotel with the natural surroundings and maximizes natural light in order to reduce energy use. The entire hotel is built on a raised platform allowing water to flow under the hotel. It also allows the free movements of animals under the hotel, leaving minimum impact on the eco system.
Small to Mid-size accommodation
Sarinbuana Ecolodge (Bali, Indonesia)
Sarinbuana Ecolodge is dedicated to conserving their surrounding environment and empower local communities. They aim for the highest standards of sustainability in every aspect of their business. Their bungalows use sustainable local materials and have a low impact on the environment. The ecolodge supports a wide variety of local businesses and uses natural and biodegradable products on site.
Andaman Discoveries (Phang Nga, Thailand)
Andaman Discoveries strongly believes in community leadership and allows for the participation of local communities in every aspect of planning through open dialogue. They promote respectful interaction between visitors and local communities, and ensure direct economic benefits to the communities.
Past Winners and Finalists
- Responsible Tourism Awards 2009
- Responsible Tourism Awards 2008
- Responsible Tourism Awards 2007
- Responsible Tourism Awards 2006
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Wild Asia would like to congratulate winners and finalists for their commendable efforts and commitment in achieving high standards of environmental protection and social responsibility that form the critical pillars of their business philosophy.
Thank you to our partners for making the 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards a success!
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