A Win at ITB Berlin
Andaman Discoveries took home the ToDo! Award for Socially Responsible Tourism at this year’s International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB). The award, now in its 16th round, involves an intensive and comprehensive application process and a week-long site visit where every aspect of an organization is carefully analyzed. The other 2 winners this year were community-based tourism projects in Guatemala and Tajikistan.
The Institute for Tourism and Development in Germany has been awarding the ToDo! Award to tour operators and organizations since its creation in 1995. Some 268 projects from about 67 countries and five continents have entered the contest. Approximately 60% of the entries came from developing countries, and 40% from industrialized countries.
34 projects have been awarded the TO DO! prize, 28 of which are projects in developing countries. 1 of which was given to Andaman Discoveries!
Thanks to everyone for all the hard work!