Travel + Leisure Names Ecoventura Winner of 2009 Global Vision Award for Green Cruising

AUTHOR Doris Welsh

leisureEcoventura has been single out for the second time this year by one of America’s most prestigious travel publications to receive accolades for its trend-setting commitment to sustainable tourism.

Ecoventura is the recipient of Travel + Leisure’s fifth annual 2009 Global Vision Award for Green Cruising. The company is one of 17 winners named in a variety of categories. Following the Oct 19 announcement, Global Vision Award winners will be featured online at and in the November issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.

“It’s gratifying that today’s opinion makers are seeking out companies like ours that understand it takes an unwavering commitment to sustainable change and purpose instead of blind profit,” said Santiago Dunn, Ecoventura president. “Ironically,” said Dunn, “booming tourism in the Galapagos has added to the challenges and problems faced by those looking to restore and protect the island’s native species and ecological balance.”

The annual Global Vision Awards recognize the latest and best efforts at cultural preservation, environmental conservation, and community building through tourism. The premier chronicler of the way we travel now, Travel + Leisure examines the places, the ideas, and the trends that define modern global culture. The magazine and web site inspire millions of people to explore the world, equipping them with reliable advice and a clearer understanding of how travel can change their lives.