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Royal Caribbean Cruises presented with World Tourism Award

The Travel Foundation, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Ocean Fund  and Museum for African Art, have all been presented with the 2010 World Tourism Awards in a ceremony at World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry.


The three winners at the thirteenth annual World Tourism Awards - co-sponsored by Reed Travel Exhibitions, American Express, Corinthia Hotels and International Herald Tribune - are being honoured for their dedication to sustainable tourism and the preservation of cultural heritage.


The Travel Foundation has been honoured “in recognition of The Travel Foundation’s development of programs to support educate travel industry professionals to integrate sustainability into their business; and create positive change through community-based projects in destinations worldwide, for local economic benefit, and preservation of indigenous traditions and culture and protection of the environment.”


Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Ocean Fund is  honored “in recognition of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ establishment of the Ocean Fund  which has awarded over $11 million in annual grants supporting  nonprofit marine conservation organizations in protecting the world’s oceans through research, education and development of innovative technologies.

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The third award honors the Museum for African Art (New York City), “in recognition of the Museum for African Art’s innovative travel and educational programs focusing  on developing unique cultural tourism experiences that explore Africa through its art and the village craftspeople who produce it, and providing them with a sustainable source of income by creating a  market for their crafts overseas."

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