Driving Sustainability in Travel and Tourism
15th July 2020
TOFTigers during the lockdown engaged DMCs and their team with an Online tutorial titled “Driving Sustainability in your Travel Business” with the aim of integrating sustainability in their operations – so we were sharing our knowledge and the techniques to reinvent the travel world with the new normal.
We also gave an option to delegates to earn their “TOFTIGERS SUSTAINBILE TRAVEL AWARENESS certification !”
The 2-hour tutorial was run by Chairman of TOFTigers, Julian Matthews, alongside Sustainability Manager, Ritu Makhija, and Sycom Projects Shabarni Roy Choudhary. Participants had to undergo a short test questionnaire at the end and to gain the Tutorial’s Sustainability certification they had to deliver a 10-day travel itinerary around India that was marked for its overall sustainability as a travel itinerary.
Prizes for participation were as below
- 1st Prize of Stay at the Forsyth Lodge, Satpura TR for 2 nights for 2 pax,(Outstanding PUG Rating
- Runner up at the Tendu Leaf, Panna TR for 2 nights for 2 pax. (Quality PUG rating) Subject to terms and conditions
We are happy to announce the Winners:
First Prize Winner
Mr. Laurige Boyer, Owner, Eastern Routes: “The Sustainable Tourism Tutorial organized by TOFTigers came with an exciting and refreshing brief that engaged us from the start. It resonated with our ideologies and gave us a chance to share an example of a sustainable travel itinerary showcasing responsible tourism in Northeast India. With a focus on slow travel, it helped us design an itinerary that offers a much more immersive experience and a deeper connection to the land and its people. We thank Ritu, Julian, and Shabarni for their invaluable inputs and tips that helped in refining the itinerary with details that made all the difference.”
Anna Eapen, Manager Sales @ Kalypso Adventures P Ltd.: “The Toftiger Tutorial on Sustainable tour practices provided an insight into the responsibilities and action plans that every tour operator needs to have in order to give back to the environment we belong. A National Award-winning company for the best tour operator, Kalypso Adventures is the pioneer in adventure tours in South India for the last 20 years. Our tours have always been focused on the environment. In addition to this awareness, the tutorial helped us to branch out our thoughts and expand our ideas about Responsible tourism on its different aspects such as economic, environmental, and socio-cultural sustainability. TOFTigers has definitely inspired us to customise an itinerary to include more eco-friendly practices that are aimed at achieving Sustainable Tourism.”
We thank Forsyth Lodge, Satpura & Tendu Leaf Panna for sponsoring the prizes
Look out for restarting our Tutorials soon!