Announcement - Ecotourism Spotlight Award
New Ecotourism Award to Spotlight Government Portals
Government websites that spotlight ecotourism and sustainable travel are
eligible to win Planeta.com's 2007 Ecotourism Spotlight Award. Nominations
are accepted online March 15-June 15.
ABOUT THE AWARD - The Ecotourism Spotlight Award has three categories:
local, national and international institutions. Nominees may include
environmental, tourism or other government portals. Winners receive bragging
ABOUT THE NOMINATION PROCESS - Anyone can nominate a government website.
Ideally we would like to hear from local tour operators and conservationists
who are pleased with how their governments work toward ecotourism and
responsible travel. Eco travelers may also nominate their favorite
CRITERIA - The application asks whether the portal includes information
about ecotourism, responsible travel and sustainable tourism. Bonus points
will go to the sites with the least amount of clicks to this information
from the home page.
We ask whether the site includes details about local operators, city parks
and public transportation. We also review whether the portal includes
exterior links to other websites that provide visitor-friendly information
or background on ecotourism and responsible travel.
- The deadline has been extended from June 15 to July 15 for nominations for the Ecotourism
Spotlight Award. Voting will begin in August.