Conde Nast Traveler has announced the winners of the magazine’s 2008 World Savers Awards, honoring travel companies from around the world for their leadership in social responsibility in five key areas: poverty alleviation, cultural and or environmental preservation, education, wildlife conservation and health.
“The Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards recognize companies that are stepping up to the challenge of improving our world,” said Editor-in-Chief Klara Glowczewska. “This year’s finalists are setting standards in social responsibility in ways that we hope will become models for the entire travel industry.”
The 2008 World Savers Awards are featured in the September issue, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, August 19. World Savers Award finalists will be recognized at an award ceremony on September 23rd at the 2nd Annual Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Congress in New York City.
World Savers Awards Methodology: To determine the award finalists and winners, Conde Nast Traveler editors reviewed 142 applications and narrowed them to 38 finalists. An independent panel of 17 judges, comprised of leaders from the travel industry and non-governmental organizations, rated how applicants exercised social responsibility in 5 key areas: poverty alleviation, cultural and/or environmental preservation, education,wildlife conservation and health. There were 7 categories of travel company: airlines, cruiselines, hotel chains, individual city hotels, large resorts, small resorts, and tour operators.