COVID-19 has led to an abrupt halt in nature-based tourism around the world, marked by travel restrictions, lockdowns and closures of protected areas. Unfortunately, when tourism stops, so too do the benefits of conservation, both for wildlife and local communities alike.
Booking.com, the world’s largest online travel booking business, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report, sharing market intelligence that 80% of travelers think sustainable travel is important, and 70% are more likely to choose an accommodation if it has implemented sustainable practices.
India the least Sustainable Travel destination? Sweden has been ranked as the most sustainable country for travel in a new index. Following the Scandinavian nation in Euromonitor’s Top Countries for Sustainable Travel are Finland (second) and Austria (third). Rounding out the top […]
Most sustainable travel destinations Euromonitor, the global research and monitoring firm ranks India at the very bottom for sustainable tourism yet predicts there will be growing awareness among consumers, businesses, and governments’ to prioritise the planet alongside people and profit […]
Booking.com uses TOFTigers certified lodges to go green The largest online booking agency in the world, Booking.com, chooses sustainability as the only way forward. That includes it’s lodging owners, for travellers, and for destinations. They therefore choose TOFTigers lodging certification, […]
The pandemic has shown just how reliant conservation is on tourism The pandemic has illustrated, far better than my 20 years of sustained advocacy, just how critical nature based tourism is to saving our parks and wildlife – whoever runs […]
Model for post-Covid ecotourism Halt to road project in fragile bio-diversity hotspot revives conservation hopes Ornithologists Carol Inskipp, Rupendra Karmacharya and Prem Thapa with a follow-up about how their lobbying has halted a controversial road project in a northern Chitwan […]
Tigers finally back into the oldest reserve in the world This is so exciting for Bori Sanctuary, now part of Satpura Tiger Reserve, says TOFTigers Chairman, Julian Matthews “Thank you for sharing Aly and Bori team. It’s ground breaking. It […]
The Power of Green – An Ecolodge Company’s perspective Enjoy TOFTigers’ most recent Knowledge Session ‘The Power of Green’, featuring Manav Khanduja, the Managing Director . He is the visionary behind Pugdundee Safaris, ecolodges based in Madhya Pradesh. He shares […]
India tiger awaits mate after ‘longest’ 3,000 km journey He has completed the longest walk by a tiger ever recorded in India and “settled” in a sanctuary, where he is the only big cat reports the BBC. Fondly called Walker […]