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Guardian and Observer Ethical Travel Award, 2008

Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:15 on Sunday 12 October 2008

Paris Velib – the city's self-service bike scheme launched in 2007, has won this year's Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk Ethical Travel Award.


Second place went to Wilderness Scotland - the adventure travel company that offers low impact tours into Scotland's Highlands and Islands.


Third place went to Under the Thatch, which lets out a collection of unusual places to stay (mostly in West Wales) including restored thatched cottages, a romany caravan and a former railway carriage.


Paris's Velib cycle hire

Photo: © Henri Garat and Mairie de Paris


The judges were Isabel Choat (Guardian Travel Editor), Jo O'Connor (Observer Travel Editor) and Richard Hammond (founder of GreenTraveller.co.uk).


The Man in Seat Sixty One – seat61.com - won the 'Best Travel Website', which according to judges, "is at the forefront of the green travel trend".


For more details on the winners of the Ethical Travel Award.


For the full list of winners of all the Travel Awards, see: Guardian, Observer Travel Awards 2008.


For previous winners, see:

Guardian and Observer Ethical Travel Award, 2007

Guardian and Observer Ethical Travel Award, 2006

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