There are 9 different categories of awards, in order to apply you will have to enter the necessary information either of the 9 sub menu application pages or click on the links provided below.
The application will require you to address some simple questions and fill in a form online, you can download the questions before and prepare your answers to cut and paste into the forms. Click here to download the award application information.
1.Best Tourism Business in Supporting Conservation Efforts
This award recognizes the commitment of tourism businesses towards active participation in supporting conservation efforts.
2. Best Accommodation in Resource Efficiency
This award recognizes tourism facilities that have invested and use eco-friendly energy and have sustainable approaches and mechanism in reducing energy consumption, waste, and water usage that have resulted in big financial savings without harming the environment.
3.Best in Community Engagement and Local Development support
This award recognizes exceptional commitment for tourism companies and tourism accommodations that are working to improve the lives and opportunities for communities in which it operates.
4. Best Accommodation Facility in Promoting and Supporting Female Employment
This award recognizes a tourism facility with the highest number of females employed and has provided them with opportunities and training for advancement into higher paid and the managerial positions.
5. Best Accommodation Facility in Cultural Promotion and Preservation
This award recognizes the commitment and efforts of tourism facilities or operators to preserve enhance and promote local cultures and heritage.
6. Best in Supporting Youth Empowerment and Future Leaders in Conservation
This award recognizes commitments and efforts of tourism facilities or operators in supporting the youth and providing opportunities for them to grow and excel.
7. Best and Responsible Tour Operator
Tour operators have a critical role to play in influencing decisions of their suppliers and clients towards responsible tourism.
This award recognizes efforts and commitments of tour operators towards caring for the environment through best practices and innovations, maximization of positive economic and social impacts and creation of local employment and improving welfares and working conditions for staffs.
8. Best Tourism Business in Climate Action
This award recognizes those companies and tourism facilities that have taken action to reduce the impact of their business activities on climate change. This is based on your company or tourism facility measuring – reducing – offsetting carbon emissions in a verifiable way that follows international guidelines.
9. Best for Sustainable Development Goals Implementations and Reporting
The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Learn more, click here > http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html