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 Ireland, Africa, and India.
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. Winners of the award automatically qualify to compete on an international platform at WTM, London.
Convivium Leader, Slow Food India (Delhi Chapter)
Founder Neemrana Hotels
Country Manager, India Airbnb
Editor, Outlook Traveller
Illustrator & Award-winning Wildlife Conservation Journalist
Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), & Proprietor, Kipling Camp
Global Sustainable Tourism Council, & Founder, Our Native Village
International Centre for RT, & Professor Emeritus, Manchester Metropolitan University
Emma Horne Travel
Dastkari Haat Samiti
Former Dean, School of Planning and Architecture and former VC, Environmental Impact Assessment Committee, GoI
Mountaineer & Sarpanch of Sarmoli–Jainti Van Panchayat
Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Mountaineer & Photographer
Wildlife Conservationist & Author
Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India
Lonely Planet (India), & Proprietor,Salban – The Kanha Homestay
Academic & Film–maker
Eco–tourism Society of India
Ministry of Tourism