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Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau longlisted for a World Responsible Tourism Award

The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau has been longlisted for a World Responsible Tourism Award 2015 in the category of Best Cultural Heritage Attraction.


About the Awards (excerpt from the Awards website)

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Founded in 2004 by Responsible Travel, our Awards are a global search and celebration of the most inspiring and enduring responsible tourism experiences in the world. Now in their 12th year, our vision for the Awards, which are open to any organisation anywhere in the world, is to surprise and inspire tourists and the tourism industry by what it is possible to achieve with Responsible Tourism, and to shine a light on the best of the best.

Over the past 10 years we've received more than 14,500 nominations from the public, and after a rigorous Judging process Chaired by Professor Harold Goodwin, given Awards to 394 incredible people and organisations. Media partners have included the Metro, Times & Telegraph.

The winners of our Awards are announced each year at a ceremony at World Travel Market, London and form part of the world's biggest day for responsible tourism action.

Best cultural heritage attraction is awarded to a tourism attraction or experience that is designed to protect and promote the heritage of a community.
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We are honored to be longlisted for this award to be able to share our story and passion for creating a new model for responsible tourism in Japan.



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