TOFT Awards 2012 - Media Coverage

TOFT hosts Wildlife Tourism Awards 2012 (Travel Trade Journal)

Travel Operators for Tigers India Wildlife Association (TOFT India), India's leading advocate for responsible wildlife tourism recently held its 2nd Wildlife Tourism Awards at the Ambassador Hotel in New Delhi. Winners include superb naturalists, NGO's funded by tourism, park guides that spend their spare time training and educating, private sanctuaries that have restored fabulous waterfalls, beautiful tiger reserves with blooming tiger population and lodges that now have resident wildlife and even tigers in their restored landscapes.

 

BURNING BRIGHT (Outlook Traveller)

TRAVEL OPERATORS FOR TIGERS (TOFT) - they of the PUG mark ranking of accommodations around the national parks in tiger territory-just announced their 2012 Wildlife Tourism Awards. Instituted last year, it recognises bright sparks in the tourism industry who care about and nurture the environment. Among the notables this year are the Best Community Initiative Prakritik Society of Ranthambhore and Best Wildlife/ Tourism Initiative Wildernest, Goa.

 

THE FINEST WILDLIFE TOURISM IN INDIA - 14th Night's Winners provide inspiration for the future of the industry (Peace Always)

TOFTigers, India's leading advocate for responsible wildlife tourism held its 2nd Wildlife Tourism Awards at the Ambassador hotel in New Delhi. "What we have always said is that India does have many inspiration people and businesses involved in the nature tourism sector, changing lives, saving forest and wildlife and supporting people, often overlooked in the heated debate of the present tourism ban," says the TOFT awards founder, Julian Matthews." If all nature tourism was like this, India's wildlife tourism would not be in its present impasse." Winners include superb naturalists, NGO' s funded by tourism, now treating 90,000 patients on the borders of a tiger reserve, park guides that spend their spare time training and educating, private sanctuaries that have restored fabulous waterfalls and stitched back two parks on its boundaries, beautiful tiger reserves with blooming tiger populations and lodges that now have resident wildlife and even tigers in their restored landscapes.

 

TOFT Awards for wildlife tourism 2012 (The Blue Moon)

Naturalists, park guides, NGOs who have contributed to the growth of wildlife tourism in various ways and helped in its healthy growth creating awareness about the importance of preserving the natural habitat of tigers have been honored with 2nd Wildlife Tourism Awards instituted by the Tour Operators for Tigers (TOFT).

"What we have always said is that India does have many inspiration people and businesses involved in the nature tourism sector, changing lives, saving forests and wildlife and supporting people, ofter overlooked in the heated debate of the present tourism ban," said the TOFT awards founder, Julian Matthews.

 

TOFTigers announces winners of 2nd Wildlife Tourism Awards (Traveltechie.com)

TOFTigers, India’s leading advocate for responsible wildlife tourism held its 2nd Wildlife Tourism Awards Friday night at the Ambassador hotel in New Delhi. 

“What we have always said is that India does have many inspiration people and businesses involved in the nature tourism sector, changing lives, saving forest and wildlife and supporting people, often overlooked in the heated debate of the present tourism ban,” says the TOFT awards founder, Julian Matthews. “If all nature tourism was like this, India’s wildlife tourism would not be in its present impasse.” 

Winners include superb naturalists, NGO’s funded by tourism, now treating 90,000 patients on the borders of a tiger reserve, park guides that spend their spare time training and educating, private sanctuaries that have restored fabulous waterfalls and stitched back two parks on its boundaries, beautiful tiger reserves with blooming tiger populations and lodges that now have resident wildlife and even tigers in their restored landscapes. This is the future of nature tourism. It is already here and we all need to ensure such inspirational examples are replicated across India in the future.