A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Australia, West Coast
Everest Base Camp
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
12th October 2011
UPDATED: Meet the winners of this year's Wanderlust World Guide Awards and check out video footage from the ceremony here
Last night saw Intrepid Travel's outstanding guide Bruno Dawsan awarded the World Guide Award 2011.
Bruno was last year's Bronze Award winner and with his bursary he sponsored a local girl to study music at university. As well as supporting five students from a local village for six months' training in computer studies. He has said his bursary will go towards helping more local, disadvantaged people benefit from further education.
Winner of the Silver Award, Dragoman's Gaetano Barone is set to help community projects in India or Nepal – he's not quite sure which yet!
And winner of the Bronze Award, Kevin Albin said of his bursary, “There is a new sun bear sanctuary being built in Sepilok in Borneo, adjacent to the well-funded orangutan sanctuary. Sun bears are losing habitat due to deforestation as well as being sold as pets, only to be abandoned later when they become too big.
“The sanctuary needs funding, so I would like to donate my bursary.”
As well as their bursaries from Wanderlust, the three winning guides were also awarded with gear from Swarovski, Nomad and Powertraveller.
Find out more about the winning guides, including the best reader testimonials and what the judges had to say, here.
PLUS You can see more video footage from last night's event here.
Find out more about the Wanderlust World Guide Awards here | Awards... More
Find out more about the winning guides here | Awards... More
Swarovski have supplied prizes for the winning guides | Find out more here
The Wanderlust World Guide Awards: a little bit of history | Awards... More
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Felicitations to the excellent Bruno. I hope to be in Sri Lanka (visa willing) within the year, so will see if it is possible to meet up with him then. Well done again!
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