NEW YORK, NY – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Marriott International and 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking in Nepal are among the eight winners of Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual Global Vision Awards. Chosen by a prestigious panel of judges, including Bonnie Burnham of the World Monuments Fund, Alice Waters of the Chez Panisse Foundation, Adam Werbach of Saatchi & Saatchi S, Nobel prize-winning economist Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz and others (complete list below), the awards recognize the most progressive, forward-thinking visionaries who are setting new travel and tourism standards in areas such as cultural preservation and ecological conservation. The 2008 Global Vision Awards are featured in Travel + Leisure’s special November “Responsible Travel” issue, on newsstands and at www.travelandleisure.com now.
Travel + Leisure 2008 Global Vision Award Winners
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Andaman Discoveries, Thailand
GREEN/ECO HOTEL: Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland
GREEN TRAVEL COMPANY: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, St. Louis, Mo.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking, Nepal
INNOVATION: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.
ECOLOGICAL CONSERVATION: Amigos de Sian Ka’an (ASK), Riviera Maya, Mexico
HISTORIC PRESERVATION: The Leh Old Town Conservation Project, Tibet
CULTURAL PRESERVATION: The Western China Cultural Ecology Research Workshop, Dimen, China
The winners were selected by the following panel of nine judges: World Monuments Fund President Bonnie Burnham • CC Africa CEO and Head of Marketing (respectively) Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald • National Trust for Historic Preservation President Richard Moe • CNBC Environmental Correspondent and Host and Writer of Sundance Channel’s The Green Simran Sethi • Economist and Columbia University Professor Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz • Royal Caribbean Cruises Vice President of Environmental Stewardship Jamie Sweeting • Founder and Director of the Chez Panisse Foundation Alice Waters • Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, A Sustainability Agency Adam Werbach.