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Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards – Finalists’ Case Studies

2015 RTA logoIn September 2015, Wild Asia revealed the winners of the ninth Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards at PATA Travel Mart in Bangalore, India.

Winners of the awards represent leadership in commitment to benefiting their local communities and natural environment, whilst providing authentic and meaningful travel experiences for visitors from around the world.

The Awards are based in the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, and all recipients go through an in-depth review and assessed by a panel of international travel industry experts. Learn more.

Best in Community Engagement & Development

This award recognizes exceptional commitment to supporting the local community and economy in which your business operates.


Lanjia Lodge, Thailand (Winner)
Lanjia Lodge

Xintuo Ecotourism, China

CRDTours, Cambodia

Best in Protection of Natural Areas & Wildlife Conservation

This award recognizes tourism businesses’ consideration of their local environment and biodiversity by actively supporting and protecting their natural assets.


Gaya Island Resort, Malaysia (Winner)

Club Med Cherating, Malaysia
ClubMed Cherating

Best in Resource Efficiency

This award recognizes excellence in waste, water and energy management and sustainable architectural design in order to minimize your business’s environmental impact.

Jetwing Yala, Sri Lanka (Winner)

Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator

This award recognizes the tourism operator that excels
by taking into consideration all the key principles of responsible tourism (maximum positive impacts to the local community and minimum negative impacts to the environment) and awards innovation for this most inspiring tourism business of the year.

Nikoi Island, Indonesia (Winner)

El Nido resorts, Philippines

Khiri Travel group, Thailand

Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Initiative

This award recognizes grass-roots initiatives championing responsible tourism within their destination.

Kinyei, Cambodia (Winner)

CBT  Vietnam, Vietnam
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EXO Foundation, Cambodia
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