Other submissions from the destination received notable mention in the other categories where submissions were made. The 2013 Awards comprised six categories covering all aspects of sustainability, from overall excellence, to accommodation, community, heritage and biodiversity.
This year, the Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award was won by Karanambu Lodge Inc., known for providing guests with the opportunity to experience the wildlife of Karanambu.
The National Trust of Guyana was awarded the Heritage Protection Award for its work in preserving and promoting the nation’s patrimony so that the present and future generations will access and enjoy the richness of
The Biodiversity Award went to the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society. The Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust; Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas and the Association Evasion Tropicale Guadeloupe all received special mention in the category.
Other winners included The Puerto Rico Tourism Company who copped the Destination Stewardship Award with the Conservation International Guyana receiving special mention in this category. Also commended in this category were Guadeloupe’s AQUARIUM de la Guadeloupe;
Winner of the Sustainable Accommodation Award was Tryall Club and Villas in
The Community Benefit Award was won by Bowden Pen Farmers’ Association in
The adjudicators of submissions comprised an esteemed panel of tourism specialists – Ms. Ena Harvey, the hemispheric specialist for agro tourism at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); Ms. Seleni Matus, the senior advisor on destinations at Sustainable Travel International and Ms. Gail Henry, the CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Product Specialist.
The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana congratulates the three winners of this year’s CTO/ TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards at the STC-14 Awards Ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
We commend the efforts of those who did not win this year but encourage them to continue striving for success.