Okavango Delta among the top three finalists

source: Mmegi

The Okavango Delta has been selected as one of the top three finalists in the World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC) prestigious 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

The awards launched in 2003 under the stewardship of the WTTC, recognise and are meant to demonstrate best practise including helping to improve the livelihoods of communities and supporting the protection of natural and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism development. The awards are presented in four (4) categories namely; destination stewardship award, conservation awards, community benefit award and global tourism business award. Over 160 entries were received this year, from over 45 countries.

Applicants included governments, NGOs, businesses, or community organisations on behalf of destinations. Botswana Tourism Board entered the Okavango Delta Ramsar Site (ODRS) in the Destination Stewardship category. This entry is in recognition of the Delta’s contribution to the upliftment and advancement of tourism and [continue reading]


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