Monday 1 August 2011

Call for inspiring stories from destinations - ITB Asia Singapore

Inspire others with what you have done for the destination where you work in. Is the local community, environment and wildlife better off because of what you've done? If yes, tell us! We're keen to find out.

This is your chance to WOW industry players, potential buyers and the media by showing them that responsible tourism is possible and powerful in making a difference if done right.

Send us your story and you may have the chance to present at the 'Responsible Tourism Event' supported by ITB Asia this coming October in Singapore. Three successful entries will have the privilege to present their stories in a five minute presentation as the curtain opener at the Responsible Tourism Event.

The selection of successful stories is based on the authenticity of the story, creative and innovative elements and the power to inspire other toward making responsible tourism a reality.This initiative is in continuation of the 'Inspiring Stories from destination competition' organised at ITB Berlin in March 2011. Winners at Berlin were Andaman Discoveries, Blood Foundation, Nutti Sami Siida, Nepal Far West, and Atlast Kasbah Ecolodge.

On top of that, selected 10 entries will also be featured on Wild Asia's website as part of the 'Rethink Travel' series where travelers explore the wonder of destinations and how they can enjoy a different kind of travel; one that's earth & people friendly.

Submit your stories in any of the following form:

  • In words; no more than 1,500 words
  • Video; no more than 5 minutes
  • Slideshow; no more 20 slides
  • Podcast; no more than 5 minutes

Email your entries to by 5th of October, 2011. Please title your email "RT Stories for RT Event at ITB Asia 2011" and include your Name, Email, Organization and Destination in your email. Successful applicants will be notified via email by 7th October, 2011.

We can't wait to hear your story!

For more details about the Responsible Tourism Event supported by ITB Asia in October 2011, click here.

The Responsible Tourism Event is a continuation of the successful RT networking events that started in 2009. Organized and supported by ITB Asia, Wild Asia, The Blue Yonder and The Green Circuit, this annual event hopes to bring together sustainable tourism practitioners to share, engage, learn and be inspired to make a difference.