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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TOFTigers' welcomes Orange County, Coorg 19 November 2014
A luxurious experience of plantation life in the coffee and spice-scented hills of Coorg and an opportunity to get a glimpse of the region’s charming Kodava race are combined with responsibility at Orange County Coorg which has achieved an Outstanding eco-rating from the outset. Bordered by the legendary river Cauvery, and surrounded by virginal forests, Orange County Coorg is situated amidst a 300-acre working plantation. The resort offers 63 luxury suites inspired by plantation life and local Kodava architecture – each with private courtyards, sit-out areas and private swimming pools. On offer are guided tours of the plantation, nature walks and bird watching with the resort’s naturalists, coracle boat outings and village visits combined with a fabulous range of dining options including local cuisine. Orange County Coorg is actively involved in supporting their local community, and promoting local culture, appreciation of nature and responsible practice. They have an excellent approach to eco management from waste and water management to energy conservation and replanting indigenous trees. Read more..
NEW DMC Member - R Ventures Holidays 18 November 2014
R Ventures is a tourism company specialising in experiential customized culture and adventure holiday in India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Set up over 28 years ago by the Sharma siblings who were introduced to nature and adventure by their renowned mountaineering father, R Ventures handles more than 2,000 customers a year and has offices in Gurgaon and Australia. Group clients have included World Wildlife Fund USA, Stanford Alumni, Steve McCurry Photography, Peregrine Adventures, Remote Lands to name a few. R Ventures aims to maximise the positive impacts of tourism by supporting local communities and promotes responsible tourism practice to its clients. 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..