The World Responsible Tourism Awards has attracted Abta as an official partner as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The awards ceremony – to be held at World Travel Market in London in November – celebrates ventures around the world that make positive contributions to conservation and the economies of local communities.

Nominations for the first seven categories open this week. A new People’s Choice category will open for nominations in August.

Abta head of destinations and sustainability Nikki White (pictured) said: “Supporting responsible tourism is critical to Abta and increasingly consumers are looking for travel experiences that take a holistic and sustainable approach.

“The travel industry has an enormous responsibility to both maintain the beautiful places we visit and also to help provide rewarding and lasting employment for local people.

“These awards provide important recognition for the amazing work being done around the world and provide examples of best practice for every company and individual in the travel industry to aim for.”

Everyone who makes a nomination will go into a draw to win a three-night stay at Becketts Bed and Breakfast in Kent.

Nominations can be made online at