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Inkaterra to be announced as one of National Geographic Society’s Unique Lodges of the World

The National Geographic Society have recently announced its newest foray in world-class travel experiences. The initial collection includes 24 properties on six continents, one of which is our very own Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

As part of a comprehensive vetting process, every lodge in the collection was judged on three main criteria. Firstly the design and character of the property, with a special focus on the celebration of the surrounding area. Secondly the guests overall experience and quality of service. Lastly candidates were judged on how the property demonstrates a commitment to conservation and green operations, and whether they actively support the protection of cultural heritage while providing benefits to the local community. 

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Inkaterra Machua Picchu Pueblo Hotel is proud to have been selected as a property that represents all of these factors, demonstrating how conservation and sustainability are at the heart of all Inkaterra properties. We hope to have many new visits to Peru in 2015.

Cataraya De Mandor Waterfall Flowing into the Urubamba River

For more information on the National Geographic Lodges around the world please click here, and if you would like to read more about Inkaterra properties then please follow this link.

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Inkaterra Wins Tourism for Tomorrow Award in Conservation

Inkaterra has been presented with the prestigious Conservation Award by Tourism for Tomorrow. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the winners were announced at the WTTC’s Global Summit in Tokyo, April 16-19, 2012.

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“It is an honor that Inkaterra has been recognized with such a prestigious award. Inkaterra has been practicing sustainable tourism for the past thirty-seven years, spending time and research to learn about ecosystems, local practices and community involvement,” says José Koechlin, CEO of Inkaterra.

In addition to the Tourism for Tomorrow prize, Inkaterra recently received the First International Certificate in Sustainable Tourism given by Control Union Green Choice Sustainable Tourism Standard.

The Certification is granted based on sustainability concepts, the use of responsible practices, the conservation of biodiversity and the contribution to local communities in the development of tourist activities.

Conde Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide, nominated Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel as “Most Excellent Eco Resort” in the 2012 Awards for Excellence. Inkaterra was the only hotel to receive an award in Peru.