The Indian Responsible Tourism Awards (IRTA) have recognised and applauded champions of ethical travel across the country since 2016. The awards recognise and applaud champions of ethical travel across the country. The goal is to inspire and motivate the local fraternity, highlight replicable RT models, and spread the word through online and print platforms, including those owned by the Outlook Group.
IRTA is a regional partner of the reputed World Travel Market (WTM)’s Responsible Tourism Awards held in London. Known for their formidable line-up of judges, and a thorough and transparent judging process, the awards have brought global recognition to nearly 400 holiday providers so far. The awards have chapters in Africa, India and Latin America.
The judging process for IRTA is both intensive and rigorous, spearheaded by a jury of industry experts from India, who are familiar with the country’s unique set of challenges, and international experts, who bring to the table their knowledge of global best practices. Dr Harold Goodwin, Director, International Centre for Responsible Tourism, and RT Advisor, World Travel Market, UK, is the Chairman of the jury. Winners of the award automatically qualify to compete on an international platform at WTM, London.