National Geographic Traveller (UK) is the exclusive media partner for the People’s Choice category in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 and we want to know which organisation you think offers the world’s most inspirational and enduring responsible tourism experience.
Cast your vote in the World Responsible Tourism Awards People's Choice and be entered into the draw to win an eight-day walking holiday to the Amalfi Coast for two people worth up to £2,400, courtesy of Exodus Travels.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic and beautiful coastlines in Europe. You’ll join a small group of fellow travellers led by an expert Exodus guide, following mule tracks and ancient paths through hillside villages, lemon groves and scenic gorges. Away from the trails there’s plenty of time to sample incredible food and wine, and to visit fascinating Pompeii and Herculaneum. Saving the best till last, you complete your week with one of the world's great walks, the 'Walk of the Gods'.
To enter, simply pick your favourite from the nominees listed below. All are previous Awards winners in different categories — they’ve all proven themselves to be leaders in the responsible tourism industry, in areas as diverse as poverty reduction and animal protection. But the point of the People’s Choice Award is for the public to decide which are the most inspiring.
Adventure Alternative, UK
Takes tourists into extraordinary, rural mountain landscapes in developing countries and, in doing so, provides an income for local people, helping them to escape from poverty. Read more about Adventure Alternative’s achievements in poverty reduction
Campo and Parque Dos Sonhos, Brazil
Demonstrates that truly inclusive tourism can enhance adventure activity experiences for everyone and enable families and friends to share the experience. Discover how Campo and Parque Dos Sonhos is redefining accessible tourism in Brazil
Chole Mjini, near Zanzibar, Tanzania
Luxury here is defined as having the time and space to enjoy the natural beauty of this island idyll. Guest stays here — in seven treehouses built by local people — have contributed to the building of classrooms and a hospital for islanders. Read more about Chole Mjini’s sustainable community projects
Echidna Walkabout Wildlife and Nature Tours, Australia
Puts wildlife conservation at the heart of all its wildlife tours. This may sound like the norm, until you discover that the income raised from tours is ploughed back into conservation research, taking tourism to a whole new level. Find out more about the unique ways Echidna is helping to protect wild koalas
Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, South Africa
An airport hotel that bucks the trend by being sexy, soulful and sustainable. With a living, plant-filtered swimming pool, living roof and 145 eco-chic rooms that are also wholeheartedly eco-friendly. Discover how family-run Hotel Verde lives and breathes sustainability
Kutch Adventures, India
Leads tours and homestays in Gujarat, offering genuine engagement with community life, as well as real benefits for local people. Discover how tiny Kutch Adventures is making big waves in reviving communities in the desert landscape of Gujarat, India, after being destroyed by the 2001 earthquake, one of India's worst natural disasters
Thomson Airways, UK
Has taken off on a journey to become Europe’s most fuel-efficient airline — leading the way in reducing carbon emissions. Read more about how Thomson is flying the flag for airline carbon efficiency
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Put Cape Town’s previously rundown harbour area back on the map, and in doing so has provided employment for 16,500 local people, championed local crafts and preserved its maritime heritage, all while keeping sustainability front of mind. Read how the V&A Waterfront will be inspiring generations to come
World Animal Protection, UK
Through its Compassionate Travel campaign is reaching out to put a stop to the unnecessary use of wild animals in tourism, including riding elephants and posing with tigers. Discover how WAP’s Compassionate Travel campaign is working with the tourism industry to re-educate tour operators and tourists to protect all kinds of animals
It’s all about adventure. That’s the principle Exodus was founded upon and which the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.
Exodus holidays delve into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles — anything that contributes to a destination’s unique identity. At the same time, the company always remembers that we’re only guests. So travel is always conducted courteously and respectfully in smaller groups, to minimise impact and ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.
This is a philosophy that accompanies Exodus around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 countries. It also strives to provide as much flexibility and choice as possible, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday. exodus.co.uk
Competition closes 21 August 2015 at 23:59 GMT.
Competition is already closed.