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Regenerative Travel launches The Impact Awards 2021

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With the help of esteemed judges, Regenerative Travel’s newest initiative will shine a light on projects and people driving change in the industry.

HONG KONG/LONDON/NEW YORK - Regenerative Travel, a benefit corporation and online booking platform to a collection of independent boutique eco-luxury hotels and lodges, is excited to announce the launch of the Impact Awards. These new awards work to continue the brand’s mission of highlighting initiatives dedicated to social and environmental impact, building community, and serve as a catalyst to encourage purposeful transformation within the travel industry and beyond.

Regenerative Travel will engage its network to help uncover inspiring examples of initiatives and individuals striving to create abundance for all - fostering a new dawn for travel that is non-extractive, immersive, inclusive, innovative and equitable. A panel of thought leaders will carefully analyze eligible entries to create a definitive list of finalists that represent the highest standard of trailblazing regenerative practices. Furthermore, a  People's Choice award will drive engagement with the public, inviting them to join the regenerative conversation and champion the initiative or individual which most resonates with them. The campaign will launch on Earth Day (April 22) with the shortlist announced on July 15, the People's Choice award will be open for votes until August 15. Overall winners within each category will be awarded at the 2021 Regenerative Travel Summit and championed across the brand's platforms thereafter.

Categories
Regenerative Hotelier of the Year
Hotel owners or managers who are catalysts for change and are innovating hospitality to promote positive social and environmental impact.

Regenerative Travel Initiative of the Year
An initiative in the travel and tourism sector that has drawn attention to social and environmental issues, inspiring action

Regenerative Activist of the Year
A passionate campaigner recognised for their contributions to bring about social and environmental change

People’s Choice
Readers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite individual or project.

Conservation
Initiatives working to restore and regenerate ecosystems, biodiversity, or critical species.

Food and Agriculture
Ideas that restore food systems - improving food quality and availability, supporting farmers, and promoting healthy ecosystems.

Climate
Innovative ideas that bring greenhouse gas emissions to zero (and beyond) or uplift nature’s carbon cycle.

Education
Projects that deepen or broaden education’s impact, promoting equity and understanding.

Health and Wellness
Holistic and restorative approaches that promote well-being.

Community
Initiatives that promote equity and honour culture for vibrant, resilient communities.

Judges Featured
We are honored to introduce each of these respected judges, who have been meticulously chosen as experts and professionals in their respective fields for their experience and industry know-how.

Social Impact
Martinique Lewis, President of the Black Travel Alliance

Travel Media
Juliet Kinsman, Sustainability Editor at Conde Nast Traveller

Food and Agriculture
Anthony Myint, Chef, founder of ZeroFood Print

Marine Conservation
Lea d'Auriol, Founder of Oceanic Global

Sustainable Destinations
Paloma Zapata, Sustainable Tourism

Community Engagement
Api Movono, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies

Hospitality and Culture
Sheldon Scott, Director of Culture Eaton Workshop

Wildlife Conservation
Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect

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