SANCTUARY TOFTIGERS WILDLIFE TOURISM AWARDS
Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2014
This wildlife safari operator founded in 2009 on a strong sustainable tourism foundation, has helped put India firmly on the world map as an unparalleled nature tourism destination. Together with its five lodge operations in Madhya Pradesh all of which pass TOFTigers' PUG eco certification, and overall team employing over 150 people, it has also pioneered wildlife camping and walking safaris in buffer zones and supported conservation and community development through its dedicated Conservation Cell.
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NEW UK MEMBER – Asia Odyssey 17 December 2014
Asia Odyssey offer personalised itineraries across Asia and the Indian Ocean for independently minded travellers looking for a distinct experience. Set up in the 1990s and with consultants travelling regularly throughout their specialist countries, Asia Odyssey caters for a raft of interests from heritage, culture and spas to wildlife, trekking and diving. Asia Odyssey focuses on you experiencing the local culture rather than seeing it from the window of a car. They believe tourism can play an important part in local communities and ensure communities are the major beneficiaries where ever possible. Read more..
NEW UK MEMBER – The Great Projects 13 December 2014
Award winning company The Great Projects offers wildlife volunteering projects and eco tours to provide life-changing experiences for volunteers worldwide. Destinations span Africa, South America, Europe and Asia with monetary donations built into the price of every volunteer project to support animal rehabilitation and conservation across the globe. Projects in India include The Great Tiger Project at Singinawa Jungle Lodge in Kanha on safari, tracking tigers and volunteering with the local community, and Highlights of India Voluntour combining culture with visits to Agra Bear Sanctuary, Mathura Elephant Rescue Centre, Bharatpur and Ranthambore. The company caters for young people, families, individual travellers and groups. Read more..
What is TOFT?
Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) is a unique campaign. Founded by a group of concerned Tour Operators, TOFT has now expanded to become a pioneering International 'collective action' campaign, run by Travel Professionals, aimed at those within the nature travel industry and all visitors to India's wildlife parks, to advocate, endorse and support more responsible use of wilderness areas in India, and the Indian sub continent. You can read more here.
Ecotourism guidelines submitted to the Supreme Court
Further to the Supreme Court hearing on 27th August, TOFT has released the present objections to the Guidelines. Read more..
A Future for our Parks - A Lodge Provider's response
Lodge Owners response to the draft Ecotourism Guidelines June 2011. Read more..