National Geographic World Legacy Awards Spotlight Innovation in Sustainability

The World Legacy Awards, a partnership between National Geographic and ITB Berlin, showcase the leading travel and tourism companies, organisations and destinations — ranging from entire countries to small islands and from urban hotels to jungle retreats — driving the sustainable tourism transformation of the global travel industry.

MORE OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE CAN BE NO FUTURE FOR TOURISM WITHOUT SUSTAINABILITY

 

This year’s World Legacy Awards entries span the planet, representing 45 countries and six continents, showcasing how sustainable tourism has no boundaries. Finalists in ve award categories were selected by an international team of more than 20 judges.

Costas Christ, Chairman of National Geographic World Legacy Awards, said, “We have reached a tipping point as more of the travel industry understands that there can be no future for tourism without sustainability, including environmentally- friendly business practices, protection of cultural and natural heritage, and tangible social and economic bene ts to local people in travel destinations. Those countries and companies that understand this today will be the travel leaders of tomorrow.”

The awards will be officially announced during ITB Berlin… watch this space