TOFT News

UK Tour Operator Zigi Tours Joins TOFTigers

Welcome to our latest UK member, Zigi Tours, an independent luxury tour operator specialising in small, escorted tours to the Indian subcontinent. Run by Portuguese national Natalia Biswas and husband Abhishek who share a passion for travel in India, tours combine an understanding of western needs with local knowledge, personalised twists and the availability of guides speaking English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. Luxury train journeys, spa and wellness breaks, cultural exploration and travel to wildlife destinations are some of the travel experiences guests can enjoy. We welcome their commitment to supporting our campaign to encourage responsible tourism practice. Read more..

Incredible Indian Tours on TOFTigers

TOFTigers newest member is Incredible Indian Tours, set up in 2006 by non-nationals who now call India home. The company operates small group tours across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Burma. It uses local transportation for an immersive experience, visiting the must-sees as well as the hidden treasures that larger tour groups miss out on. A foreign tour escort and local guides and contacts ensure hassle-free travel. Individualised itineraries or special interest tours are also organised. Incredible Indian Tours also sets aside a percentage of profits for conservation and development activities. Read more..

Enchanting addition to TOFTigrs

The newest addition to TOFTigers is Enchanting Travels, a travel company with 6 offices across 3 continents and tours in 32 different countries. A little over a decade old, Enchanting Travels offers guests the opportunity to book one of their popular tours, customize it, or consult with their experts, free of cost, to create their own dream trip in Africa, Asia, and South America. Trips can be tailored to guests’ interests, needs, comfort, pace and style. Enchanting Travels offers local guides, tested experiences, safe chauffeurs and a middlemen-free experience. Among their Asia trips is a 11-day journey through tiger country (Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench) in the heart of India and another 10-day trip through the mountains of Nepal with a jungle safari in Chitwan. Read more..

Enriching journeys across three countries

Headquartered in New Delhi, Enriching Journeys is the newest addition to the TOFTigers family. Enriching Journeys creates bespoke and quality travel experiences in India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. With offices across the country, the company provides a range of services from a meet-and-greet to the final departure at the airport, taking care of all the details in between, including providing the best vehicle, a customized itinerary and ideal accommodation. Trips are tailormade according to guest needs and can center around wellness and yoga, golf, shopping, art and craft and more. Enriching Journeys also concerns itself with the plight of local artisans, abandoned cows and buffaloes, pollution in the Ganges and tiger conservation in an endeavor to promote responsible tourism. Read more..

Tiger pioneer Peter Jackson dies

Born in London on January 27, 1926, Peter Jackson was recently presented with the Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit by the IUCN Species Survival Commission. He is also the recipient of the Second International Sálim Ali Award for Conservation from the BNHS. Through a long and eventful life he has been a journalist, naturalist, photographer, conservationist and cat specialist. He is probably among the most knowledgeable experts on wild cats in the world. Deeply concerned, but not over-sentimental about the tiger, the vast proportion of his life has been dedicated to its protection. He speaks to Bittu Sahgal about his lifetime fascination with wildlife and his concern for India's vanishing forests. Read more..