Published on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Planeta Spotlight Award Nominations Open in April

Last Year's Winner - Ecotourism Laos

Nominations open in April for the 2009 Ecotourism Spotlight Award. Complete details are online at the Planeta Wiki.

Government websites that educate visitors about ecotourism and responsible travel options are eligible to win's third annual Ecotourism Spotlight Award.

The award was developed to create incentives for communication,opportunities for conversation and a reward for participation among government leaders working toward ecotourism and responsible travel.

"Many tourism officials are figuring out Web 1.0 principles as locals and visitors are seeking out the Web 2.0 experience," said founder
Ron Mader. "The spotlight award helps nudge government leaders forward as we give credit to those leading the pack."

The winner is announced in celebration of World Tourism Day (September 27)as way of spotlighting best practice in responsible travel and ecotourism.


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