• ECOWARRIOR AWARDS 2022

    Rethinking Tourism: Celebrating Changemakers

This year Ecotourism Kenya will host the 15th Edition of the Ecowarrior Award. The prestigious award, born of the desire to inspire the Kenyan Tourism industry towards responsible practices, would have reached its 17th year this year. However, it went on a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The honor of the award appreciates those who benefit the environment, and local communities while conducting tourism business ethically.

The award resumes this year with the theme: ‘Rethinking Tourism: Celebrating Changemakers’. This looks ahead to highlighting innovative tourism practitioners in the Kenyan tourism sector who embrace and conquer challenges while striving to make long-lasting changes that benefit them and others. Tourism professionals who excel in striking a balance between the economic, socio-cultural, and environmental needs of their tourism business, are the target of this prize.

2022 Ecowarrior Award Categories

BEST IN ACCOMMODATION

This award category is open to accommodations who are members of Ecotourism Kenya and are Eco rated.

BEST TOUR OPERATOR

This award category is open to tour operators who are members of either Ecotourism Kenya (EK), Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), and Tour Operators Society of Kenya (TOSK) and/or are actively engaged and reporting on the Travelife Sustainability Certification platform.

INDIVIDUAL WARRIOR

This is a category for individual applicants only.

COMMUNITY

This category is open to any community-based tourism organizations, initiatives, and/or enterprises engaging in tourism as a tool for development while implementing development projects in the destinations within which they operate.

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GENERAL CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT

  • Positively working towards being sustainable through having policies, investing in policies, compliance with legislation, partnerships, documenting, sharing, and innovation.
  • Working constructively with communities to minimize the negative social impacts of tourism.
  • Working with communities to optimize opportunities provided by tourism
    Committed to best practices in energy, water, and waste management.

BENEFITS OF THE ECOWARRIOR AWARD

  • Be able to use the award logo indefinitely since it has the Year of recognition inscribed on the trophy.
  • Marketing on our Social Media platforms.
  • Ability to use the Award Title in any Social Media and Marketing opportunities.
  • Use the award title to brand yourself as an Eco champion in your professional space.
  • The timely reward for one’s efforts in sustainable tourism.
  • The winner takes the position of a role model within the Kenyan tourism industry and inspires positive change.