WTTC unveils finalists in 2005 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

LONDON -- The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) unveiled its finalists for the 2005 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, which recognize tourism businesses with best practices in the industry.

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Finalists were selected from over 90 applications spanning 30 countries. Three finalists remain from each of four categories.

Finalists for the Destination Award are Chugchilan and Black Sheep Inn of Ecuador; Jurassic Coast of the U.K.; and the Rinjani Trek Ecotourism Programme in Indonesia.

Contending for the Conservation Award are Cooperativa de Santa Lucia de Nanegal of Ecuador; Damaraland Camp of Namibia; and Manda Wilderness Project (including Mchenga Nkwichi Lodge) of Mozambique.

In the Investor in People category, finalists are Cook-up with Kamamma at Dreamcatcher from South Africa, Conservation Corporation Africa of southern and eastern Africa; and Grupo Plan, Haciendas del Mundo Maya of Mexico.

Finalists for the Global Tourism Business award are the Casuarina Beach Club of Barbados; Tiamo Resorts of the Ba- hamas; and Xel-Ha of Mexico.

The winner of each category will be invited to an awards ceremony April 8 in New Delhi, India, during the Fifth Global Travel & Tourism Summit.

For more information on the summit, visit www.globaltraveltourism.com. For information on the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, see www.tourismfortomorrow.com.

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