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Guludo is so much more than a dream holiday destination. Guludo has been recognised in some of the most prestige awards around the globe for realising our dream of using tourism to relief poverty and conservation.

Conde Nast Traveler: Best Small Hotel for 3rd Year! 
In a star-studded and thoroughly inspiring evening in New York Amy proudly accepted 2 World Savers Awards from Conde Nast Traveler. For the thrid year in a row Guludo was awarded the Overall Best Small Resort and we also received the Best for Health initatives.

Tourism for Tommorrow Award
Guludo has been honoured with a Tourism Tomorrow Award from the World Travel and Tourism Council for being the best global example of tourism that brings community benefit. Guludo collected the award at the Global Tourism Summit in Las Vegas in May 2011. Read the full article.

3 Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards 2011
Guludo was the proud recipicent of 3 awards; Best for Poverty, Best for Education and Overall Best Small Resort. We were also the runners up in the Health category.

Travel & Leisure Global Vision Award
We are incredibly proud to announce that Guludo has won a highly aclaimed Travel & Leisure "Global Vision Award 2010". Read the full article.

2 Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards 2010!
Guludo was the proud winner of the Poverty Relief category against all other travel companies; from hotel chains to resort chains to city hotels, and the overall Winner in our category of Small Resorts. In addition, Guludo was the runner up in the Education category.

TODO! Award for Socially Responsible Tourism
The TODO! Award searches the globe for examples of the most socially responsible tourism projects. After an extensive, one week, inspection in Guludo in December 2009 the judges decided to give one of the two awards this year to Guludo Beach Lodge at ITB, Berlin, in March 2010.

Responsible Tourism Awards
These awards are the largest of their kind in the world, receiving thousands of nominations from around the globe each year. In November 2009 Guludo won the Responsible Tourism Award in the category of "Best for Poverty Reduction". Guludo has been highly commeneded in these awards twice before (2006, 2007).

Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Amy Carter-James (co-founder, nee Carter) was awarded the New Statesman "Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" which she received from UK Minister Ed Milliband.

Women in Ethical Business Awards
Amy Carter-James was one of three finalists in these prestigious awards in 2007.

30 Under 30 London Talent Awards
In March 2010 Amy Carter-James was recognised in these awards ran by the Square Mile, celebrating London's top young achievers and embraces the ambition and success of London's new elite.

British International Expertise Awards
Our architects Cullum & Nightingale won an Award for their design of Guludo Beach Lodge at the British International Expertise Awards in December 2005.

See also


Design Principles

With help from Kilburn & Nightingale Architects, Guludo has been designed accordi
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Fair Trade in Tourism

The very core reason Guludo Beach Lodge exists is to be a catalyst that enables poor communities to work their way out of poverty while protecting the environment.


In the Guludo area average life expectancy is 38 years old and 30% of children do not survive to their 5th birthday.
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Nema Foundation

Nema Foundation was established by the owners of Guludo Beach Lodge to work in the areas around the lodge to achieve their charitable goals.
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Winner | Best for Poverty Reduction: r:travel

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