Ecoventura recognized as a leader in sustainable tourism
Keeping Galapagos biologically pristine has been and continues to be, a constant and hard-waged battle against potential dangers such as introduction of alien species, illegal fishing, unsustainable tourism, illegal migration and population growth. Ecoventura has become a recognized leader in responsible tourism to the Galapagos Islands. Through its core commitment to the ongoing sustainability of this fragile and at-risk ecosystem, setting the standard high for others to follow.
On November 12, 2008, Ecoventura was presented with the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism – Best in a Marine Environment award during World Travel Market in London Excel with distinguished judges that noted Ecoventura contributes toward improving conditions for local people in Galapagos and for being among the first operators to be independently audited. In accepted his award, Santiago Dunn stated, “we as a company are both humbled and energized by this prestigious award.” “It is wonderful to be recognized for our past efforts, but our groundbreaking work on setting the bar for responsible tourism in Galapagos has just begun.
In 2009, Ecoventura was featured in the September issue of Conde Nast Traveller and at the 3rd annual Conde Nast World Saver 2009 award presentation as the top scoring cruise line. (the panel of judges noted the company was exceptional in education, preservation, poverty and health).
In November, 2009, Ecoventura was a recipient of Travel + Leisure’s 5th annual Global Vision Award for Green Cruising.
In 2010, Ecoventura’s President, Santiago Dunn was recognized by the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) as a finalist in the Innovation Award.
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