Online Contest Seeks Sustainable Tourism Ideas

    The National Geographic Society, which produces the monthly magazine pictured here, has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank and Ashoka’s Changemakers to sponsor an online competition to gather proposals promoting sustainable tourism. Photo by: Mario Spann / CC BY-SA Mario SpannCC BY-SA

    The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund and its partners are seeking sustainable tourism proposals for coastal, waterway, and island destinations, with the aim to help protect the environment and improve the livelihood of local populations.

    MIF, Ashoka’s Changemakers and National Geographic have launched “The Geotourism Challenge 2010: Places on the Edge - Saving Coastal & Freshwater Destinations,” an online contest that aims to tap innovative solutions for sustainable destination management by micro- to medium-sized companies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    MIF will provide as much as USD5 million to the finalists. Entries must be submitted by Dec. 1. 

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      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.