Responsible tourism awards deadline extended

By FRONTIER

YANGON — The deadline for the second Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards has been pushed back to early October, giving locally based operators the chance to highlight innovative new packages and support for sustainable tourism.

The original September 21 deadline has been extended to October 2, with the awards to be handed out at a ceremony in mid-December.

Prizes will be awarded in six categories, for responsible tourism accommodation, responsible tourism operator, community involvement in tourism, tourism business innovation, awareness raising project and tourism product for empowerment.

Entries are free and open to all businesses and organisations directly involved in Myanmar’s tourism sector. Frontier is a media partner for the awards this year.

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Initiated by the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute in 2017, the awards seek to raise awareness of the potential for the tourism industry to generate meaningful social, economic, and environmental benefits.

“Our ambition is to use tourism to make better places for people to live in. This will benefit the industry: great places to live are great places to visit,” said MRTI chairman Ko Nyunt.

This year they will incorporate the Product & Package Innovation Competition (PPIC), which was run from 2015 to 2017 to support innovation and inclusivity in the tourism sector.

Last year’s winners included Laguna Lodge – ECO Hotel, Exo Travel Myanmar, Kalaw Tourism Organization, Inle Heritage Hospitality Vocational Training Centre, Sampan Travel Magazine and Destination Ayeyarwady.

By Frontier

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