CRISTALINO JUNGLE LODGE HONORED BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER AS A WINNER IN 2008 WORLD SAVERS AWARDS
Condé Nast Traveler has named Cristalino Jungle Lodge a winner in the magazine‘s 2008 World Savers Awards. The lodge is one of 38 companies selected worldwide as a leader in social responsibility in the magazine’s September issue. WORLD SAVERS AWARDS WEBSITE
Seventeen judges reviewed 142 applications and rated how applicants exercise social responsibility in five key areas: poverty alleviation, cultural and/or environmental preservation, education, wildlife conservation, and health. Thirty-eight finalists were named and the final winners were determined by compiling the judges‘overall rankings. (The full list of finalists, detailing the areas where they are being honored, is below).
The finalists were recognized at the World Savers Awards ceremony on September 23rd at the 2nd Annual Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress in New York City.
"These finalists are prime examples of how the world‘s hotels, airlines, cruise lines and tour operators can inspire their peers to improve our world," said Deputy Editor for Special Projects Dorinda Elliott. "The efforts by these World Savers, from building schools and furnishing much-needed medical supplies to restocking wildlife reserves and dispensing mirco-loans, are models for the entire travel industry.“
"We are honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler for the work we do," said Vitória Da Riva Carvalho, owner of Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
Located in the Southern Amazon, Cristalino Jungle Lodge offers sustainable tours since 1992. The programs are focused on birdwatching, ecotourism, soft adventure and butterfly observation. The lodge has made several efforts for developing conservation, education and research projects in this region through the Cristalino Ecological Foundation. This recognition from Condé Nast Traveler is an honor for the extensive work being developed for more than 16 years in this region.
About Condé Nast Traveler
Travel publications often accept free travel and accommodations. Condé Nast Traveler does not, and its correspondents, as far as possible, travel anonymously. They experience travel the way consumers do, both the good and the bad, and report on it fairly and honestly. Condé Nast Traveler has a circulation of over 800,000 and is published by Condé Nast Publications, Inc. Condé Nast Traveler‘s website is cntraveler.com.
The 2008 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards Finalists:
Winner: Campi Ya Kanzi
Runner Up: Accor
Honorable Mentions: Cathay Pacific, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Disney Cruise Line, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Journeys Within
Co-Winners: Cristalino Jungle Lodge and Vail Resorts
Honorable Mentions: Virgin Atlantic Airways, Montage Laguna Beach, Disney Cruise Line, Evason Phuket&Six Senses Spa, Journeys Within
Winner: Montage Laguna Beach
Runner Up: Banyan Tree Hotels&Resorts
Honorable Mentions: Lufthansa, Disney Cruise Line, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Nkwichi Lodge, Abercrombie&Kent
Winner: Phinda Private Game Reserve
Runner Up: Disney Cruise Line
Honorable Mentions: Cathay Pacific. Montage Laguna Beach, Banyan Tree, Campiya Kanzi, Metropolitan Touring
Winner: Journeys Within Our Communit
Runner Up: Air France
Honorable Mentions: Jai Mahal Palace, Holland America, Six Senses, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Nukubati Island Great Sea Reef
British Airways, NatureAir, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Willard InterContinental, Washington DC, MSC Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, Fairmont, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Anantara Resort Golden Triangle. Puntacana Resort&Club, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort&Spa, Fregate Island Private, Micato Safaris, Rios Tropicales, Thomson Safaris.