SINGAPORE, 9 November 2022: Albatros Expeditions took home the Gold Award in the environment category at the inaugural Meaningful Tourism Awards 2022.
The Meaningful Tourism Awards jury named 18 winners at a Singapore presentation last month.
Meaningful Tourism Centre, in the citation, said: “We are delighted to see how many stakeholders worldwide have started to create new approaches to tourism. They neither see the customer as king nor concentrate on short-term profit, and they are not treating environmental issues as the only concern which will create a positive future for the industry.”
This was the first edition of the Meaningful Tourism Award, which will, in the future, be organised annually.
Albatros Expeditions chief commercial officer Greg Carter noted that the award “highlighted Albatros’ team commitment to sustainability in every aspect of our (cruise) operations which is a testimony to their dedication over a tough couple of years.”
Established by Prof Dr Wolfgang Georg Arlt in 2021, the Meaningful Tourism Centre is based in Hamburg, Germany, with several regional representatives offering training and workshops for private and public organisations which see the need to move forward to a meaningful tourism business model.
Albatros Expeditions operates expedition cruises in some of the remotest regions worldwide from its home base in Copenhagen, Denmark. Operating for more than 35 years, the family-owned polar expedition company will welcome its newest vessel, the Ocean Albatros, in May 2023. A sister ship of Ocean Victory, it will sail both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions