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Nominate your favourites: Thailand’s green tourism awards

September 24, 2012

Your chance to nominate your favourite sustainable tourism projects or operators for Thailand’s Green Excellence Awards 2012

Thailand goes to incredible lengths to promote and improve its sustainable tourism industry. If you were impressed by the natural or cultural conservation efforts of a tour operator, holiday organisation, project or individual in the last year, reward them with a nomination for a prestigious industry award: Thailand’s Green Excellence Awards 2012.

Whether a first-time backpacker, a volunteer, seasoned traveller, travel industry professional or tourism business owner, we want to hear about your outstanding sustainable tourism experiences in Thailand in 2012.

The four categories inviting nominations this year are nature, marine
and heritage tourism; community based tourism; volunteering; and animal
welfare.

So, if you stayed in a wonderful homestay, visited an outstanding elephant camp, participated in a worthwhile volunteering project, stayed at a hotel that puts the environment first, or came across a project to help turtles, then make sure they get recognised. Simply visit the Awards website by 12 October to complete the one-page nomination form.

Phuket’s Banyan Tree resort was last year’s overall winner. Justin Francis, Managing Director of responsibletravel.com and a 2011 judge said: “It offered an impressive scale and range of achievement in both environmental conservation and community engagement. It exceeded its target of planting 10,000 trees, provided scholarships for six children and funded the repair of 58 fishing boats after the tsunami.”

The winners will be announced at London’s World Travel Market event on 6November.

Find out more about Thailand’s Green Excellence Awards 2012 here.

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