Launch of Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014
TOFTigers, alongside Indian premier Wildlife magazine, Sanctuary Asia, are delighted to announce the launch of the 3rd Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014. The aim is to highlight the very best of nature tourism in the Indian subcontinent, and there are eight categories of awards, from Wildlife guide to Eco-lodges, from community tourism initiatives to most tourism friendly parks. You can help us by nominating your favourite here. The winners will be announced at a prestigious Gala Awards dinner in Delhi in September. Nomination deadline extended to midnight on Friday 18th July due to popular request.
Click here for categories and a nomination form.
Tailormade Journeys Joins TOFTigers 16 August 2014
Tailormade Journeys, a UK-based company specialising in holidays to Asia, China, Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian Oceans has joined as our latest international tour operator member. Offering tailor-made solutions, services range from wildlife circuits, religious and sacred journeys and jeep, horse and camel safaris to heritage and cultural tours, beach holidays and five-star luxury tours by train. Tailormade covers all parts of India including trekking and tiger safaris for wildlife fans amongst a much wider offer, other multiple destinations including Bhutan and Nepal. Read more..
Nahargarh Ranthambhore Achieves a Quality PUG Eco-Rating 24 July 2014
Built in 2004 to resemble an old palace complex of the Indo-Islamic era with a Mughal garden, sprawling lawns and numerous courtyards, Nahargarh Ranthambore is nestled in the midst of the Aravalli hills just 5 kms from the entry gate of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The interiors of the spacious rooms reflect traditional Rajasthani design. Wildlife films and a well stock library are available along with a swimming pool and spa to refresh guests returning from safari or visiting local villages. 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..