The only project form Pakistan that won award at an award ceremony held at The World Travel Market 2012, is Khaplu Palace, a historical palace held in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is restored under Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Hosted by Stephen Sackar, renowned BBC Hardtalk host, the virgin Holiday Responsible Tourism Awards 2012 were announced at the World Travel Market 2012. The Khaplu Palace and Residence located at Gilgit Baltistan won “Highly Commended” in the Best in poverty reduction category of the responsible Tourism Awards 2012, which is restored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
The Responsible Tourism Awards, founded in 2004, are the world wide known awards of their kind. The awarding body take the decision with the support of different media partners and the Geographical Magazines along with the World Travel Market, where the nominees are awarded.
AKCSP formely known as Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan has won various award for its objective to preserve the culture and heritage. It won its first award back in 1997, following the restoration of the Baltit Fort located in Hunza. This trust has won a total more than 16 awards, which are well known internationally.