African properties and organisations named as finalists of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

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The 12 finalists have been named in the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Winners will be announced on 26 May 2010.

The awards were launched by WTTC in 2003 to recognise best practice in sustainable tourism in four categories: Destination Stewardship, Conservation, Community Benefit and Global Tourism Business. This year, over 160 entries were received from more than 45 countries.

Finalists are as follows:

- Destination Stewardship Award: Botswana Tourism Board; Country of Montenegro, Ministry of Tourism; Mount Huangshan Scenic Site, China

- Conservation Award: Emirates Hotels & Resorts, UAE; Inkaterra Per SAC; Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

- Community Benefit Award: Namibia's Communal Conservancy Tourism Sector (NASCO); Tourindia, India; Whale Watch Kaikoura, New Zealand

- Global Tourism Business Award: Accor, France and global; Banyan Tree Holdings, Singapore and global; Wilderness Safaris, South Africa and global

Past finalists from Africa in previous years include Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, Grootbos Nature Reserve, Conservation Corporation Africa (now &Beyond) and Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa, and Wilderness Safaris.

Wilderness Safaris employs more than 2 700 people across seven southern African countries. The company has built a sustainable business model that does not compromise environmental principles and which provides jobs, training, skills, careers and social upliftment.

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