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The Regenerative Travel Impact Awards 2021

The Regenerative Travel Impact Awards celebrate people and projects that embody the spirit of regeneration—improving people’s lives, our communities, and the world around us. We are searching the globe for inspiring changemakers working to solve our biggest challenges and inspiring positive action, both inside and outside of travel.

Impact Award Categories

Hotel of the Year

Hotels that are catalysts for change and are innovating hospitality to promote positive social and environmental impact 

Travel Initiative of the Year

An initiative in the travel and tourism sector that has drawn attention to social and environmental issues

Activist of the Year

A passionate campaigner recognized for their contributions to bring about social and environmental change

People’s Choice

Our readers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite individual or project 


Initiatives to restore and regenerate ecosystems, biodiversity, or critical species

Food and Agriculture

Ideas and initiatives that improve what we eat, how we eat, and how we get or grow our food


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


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

Health and Wellness

Initiatives featuring holistic and restorative approaches that promote well-being


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


Vote To Win

Submit your vote for our People’s Choice Award to be eligible to win a complimentary three night to Gangtey Lodge in Bhutan, a Regenerative Resort. The stay is for two people and includes all meals and activities such as archery and Bhutanese darts lesson, mountain biking, and a meditation class worth $3,528 USD. 

Vote for People's Choice

View our finalists

Regenerative Hotel of the Year

Fogo Island Inn
Volcanoes Safaris
Mana Earthly Paradise
Rockhouse Jamaica
Mashpi Lodge


Regenerative Travel Initiative of the Year

Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
Amazonas Explorer: Staff Reinvention Project
Blue Apple Beach: Supply Chain Review Project
Planeterra: Global Community Tourism Network
Great Himalaya Trail: MyGHTI


Regenerative Activist of the Year
Sasha Hashim, Field Project Manager at Blue Marine Foundation
Vincie Ho, Founder of RISE Travel Institute
Mikaela Loach, Environmental Activist and Founder of The Yikes Podcast
Cliona O’Flaherty and Viviana Taubera from Kokomo Private Island Fiji’s Marine Biology Team



Fragments of Hope
Dazzle Africa, Adopt a Scout Program
Six Senses Maldives, Maldives Underwater Initiative
Gamewatchers, Adopt an Acre Initiative



Food and Agriculture
Alladale Wilderness Reserve: Aquaponics
Onda Wellness
Agritourism India

Mashpi Lodge




Mountain Homestays: Clean Energy Retrofit Program
YHA New Zealand

Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency




Africa Foundation: Hustle Economy Micro-Enterprise Support Programme

Rockhouse Jamaica Foundation

Share The Wonder
Love The Oceans



Health and Wellness

Natural Change: Alladale Wilderness Reserve
The Ranch Malibu
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat
The Farm at San Benito




Seeds & Stories Uganda
Indigenous Kokoda Adventures
Living Heritage Koslanda

Submit your vote

Voting closes September 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET