2009 World Tourism Awards

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Tourism Cares, Gap Adventures and Cyrene, Libya, have been named 2009 World Award Honorees by Tony Potter, chief executive and managing director of CHI Hotels and Resorts. The World Tourism Awards began in 1997 and were established to recognise 'the extraordinary initiatives by individuals, companies, organisations, destinations and attractions for outstanding accomplishments in the travel industry,' This year's winners are being recognised for their dedication to sustainable tourism and preservation of natural and cultural heritage. The awards will be presented at World Travel Market Tuesday held in London, in November.