National Geographic recently announced the finalists in its inaugural World Legacy Awards, and Delaware North’s operation at Yosemite National Park was among the list of 15. The winners will be announced at ITB Berlin (the world’s foremost global travel and tourism tradeshow) in March 2015 and featured across National Geographic media.World Legacy Awards logo

“The World Legacy Awards, a partnership between National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin, showcase the leading travel and tourism companies, organizations and destinations — ranging from historic monuments to ecolodges and from small islands to entire countries — that are driving the sustainable tourism transformation of the travel industry based on National Geographic’s work of inspiring people to care about the planet,” National Geographic said in its announcement.  “More than 150 World Legacy Awards entries were received, representing 56 countries and six continents. Finalists in five award categories were selected by an international team of 18 judges who are experts in sustainable travel and who are now conducting onsite inspections of the finalists.”

Delaware North was recognized in the Destination Leadership category for its green-minded initiatives in its Yosemite operations, which include food & beverage, retail, lodging, transportation, and recreational services.  “Delaware North Yosemite, United States — The GreenPath program of Delaware North Yosemite provides visitors to this iconic destination with lodging, food and recreational activities while adhering to five key sustainability indicators — healthy food, healthy living, guest education, environmental stewardship and green operations — across their concession facilities.”

Congratulations and good luck to the Yosemite Team!

For the full press release and more information visit the World Legacy Awards.