EQI is internationally recognized as a regional leader in sustainable development. Our commitment to quality and emphasis on innovation has resulted in some of our projects being internationally lauded. 

World Travel Awards, 2011, 2019

The World Travel Awards were founded by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

EQI's Adrere Amellal ecolodge was recognized by the as Egypt's Leading Boutique Hotel in 2011, and Egypt's Leading Green Hotel in 2019.

Hassan Fathy Award for Architecture, 2010

The Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Albabenshal Lodgel in the Oasis of Siwa, In the field of architectural heritage preservation; at a ceremony held by The Bibliotheca Alexandia, in collaboration with the Architecture Committee of the Egyptian Supreme Council for Culture to promote contemporary Egyptian architecture. 

Director of the Library of Alexandria and Head of the Jury Committee, gave an opening address about the Late Architect Hassan Fathi, as  "Hassan Fathy believed in the value of heritage at a time when demolishing it was equivalent to modernization”.
“Twenty-four projects participated in "low-priced housing projects for medium and low income persons in existing or new cities", and "architectural heritage preservation" fields in addition to 7 nominees in Lifetime Achievements and 60 different publications and websites in architectural literature." BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA

National Geographic Adventure for Top 50 Eco-lodges of 2009

National Geograpic Adventure recognized Adrere Amèllal as one of its top 50 Eco-Lodges worldwide in the year 2009.

Tatler Travel Awards, Most Exciting Eco-Hotel,2008

Tatler Travel Awards 2008 awarded Adrère Amella with the Most Exciting Eco-Hotel.

TRAVEL + LEISURE Global Vision Award, 2006

EQI's Founder, Dr Mounir Neamatalla, was recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine's Global Vision Awards for the inspirational Adrère Amellal Ecolodge in Siwa Oasis, Egypt.

Best Practice by UNCHS Johannesburg World Summit for Sustainable Development, 2002

The Siwa Sustainable Development Initiative was selected as a Best Practice, because of the direct investment EQI has drawn on the local community’s traditional skills, knowledge and creativity to create an example of sustainable development that can serve as a source of inspiration to the world at large. The initiative has created hundreds of jobs for the local community, revitalizing traditional handicrafts, and reviving centuries old systems for managing the environment.

Tourism for Tomorrow Award, 1999

The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, initially established in 1989 by the Federation of Tour Operators, taken over by British Airways in 1992, and now under the auspices of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), recognise tourist organisations which have contributed to their local natural and cultural environment. Awards cover several categories to encourage and acknowledge developments in sustainable tourism, and are open to anyone involved in the industry worldwide.

EQI's Adrère Amellal Eco Lodge was recognized in 1999. 

Habitat II Best Practice, Istanbul, 1996

The Small and Micro Enterprise Development Project was proclaimed by Habitat II, Istanbul in 1996, as one of forty "Best Practices" in the world. The project aimed to promote the development of small and microenterprises by providing them with access to small loans and technical assistance. It made available over 1 billion US dollars in credit to small and micro entrepreneurs in eight governorates in Egypt. 

Demonstrating with Inspiration How Global Issues Can be Addressed by Concrete Local Action, Recognition for the Zabbaleen Environmental and Development Project, Rio De Janeiro 1992

The Zabbaleen Environmental and Development Programme was lauded at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit for "demonstrating with inspiration how global issues can be addressed by concrete local action". The program incorporated an integrated set of environmental improvement and human development projects designed to improve living conditions and waste management practices in Cairo’s largest settlement of garbage collectors. It resulted in a marked reduction in infant mortality, a higher education profile, greater access to infrastructure and environmental services and the creation of hundreds of job opportunities, with a particular focus on waste recycling.                          

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