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Turtle Bay Beach Club Wins Responsible Tourism Award with WMA Support

Turtle Bay Beach Club (Original Page) wins Silver Responsible Tourism Award for Beach Tourism supported by WMA at the World Travel Market London last week!

Turtle Bay Beach Club celebrates Silver at World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

Watamu Marine Association are thrilled to be a key and instrumental part of the Silver Award for Responsible Tourism. Not only did we play a significant role in submitting and supporting the application, we were also one of the major reasons from a conservation point of view why TBBC was chosen.

TBBC and the hotel team have supported Waste Recycling spearheaded by WMA in Watamu since 2008 which now also includes WMA's Recycling Centre and the Blues Team.

Turtle Bay Beach Club has been named the Silver winner of the Best for Beach Tourism category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market in London.

The Kenyan beach resort was announced the Silver winner at a special ceremony last week at World Travel Market in London, part of World Responsible Tourism Day.

The Best for Beach Tourism awards those organisations and businesses with a progressive ethical approach to maintaining the sustainable practices in a beach setting. The judges were looking for leadership in responsible tourism policies and practices, positive integration and relationships with local communities, and proven achievements in maintaining/conserving beach environments.

Professor Harold Goodwin, Chair of the judging panel comments on why Turtle Bay Beach Club has been recognised -The judges recognised the leading role they have played in establishing the Watamu Marine Association bringing together 30 marine stakeholder organisations and groups from the tourism, community and environment sectors, the Beach Cleaning and Community Waste Management and Recycling Project and in helping other local hotels to set up their own Environmental Management Teams.

Turtle Bay Beach Club commented on their win, ?We are delighted to have been recognised for our efforts in this field. We believe that good environmental practice operated in conjunction with the community is the only way forward for all hotels.

Welcoming over 500 people to the event in London, Justin Francis, Managing director of Awards organisers Responsible Travel explained how the Awards were founded to change the face of the tourist industry.The aim of the Awards is to inspire the tourists and the tourism industry by what is possible to achieve through responsible tourism says Francis.In our 12th year we have added one more inspiring winner and more remarkable stories which will shape how the industry and tourists think about the future of tourism.

Log on to Responsible Tourism Awards with Turtle Bay Beach Club to read the full lists of this year's finalists, read their stories, download images, or watch videos from the Overall Winners.

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