Sustainability News & Travel Blogs

A range of articles and travel blogs that help you get a insiders view of the Indian subcontinent and its extraordinary biodiversity but also focuses on interests and activities of the conscious traveller and safari goer.

Ladakh mountain Homestay
Sustainability
September 4, 2019

Sustainable travel has an image problem. Let’s fix it

Sustainable travel has an image problem. Let’s fix it livemint Neha Dara Harder, more expensive, less special and appealing—these are...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
July 28, 2019

TIGERS CENSUS NUMBERS UP : TIGERS NOW WORTH FAR MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD

ALL INDIA TIGERS CENSUS NUMBER UP : TIGERS NOW WORTH FAR MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD With Today's publication of the All...

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Corbett Lodge
Campaign, Sustainability
July 25, 2019

Corbett Lodge Sustainability Workshop

Corbett Lodge Sustainability Workshop TOFTigers in late April conducted a most successful Lodge Training Workshop on Sustainability called Driving the...

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Sanctuary Anish Andheria
Campaign, Sustainability
July 25, 2019

Five reasons the planet’s climate depends on forests

Five reasons the planet’s climate depends on forests It is clearer than ever that immediate and drastic action is required...

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Sustainability, Traveller
July 23, 2019

Key to better conservation is ecotourism that supports communities – new study highlights

Local participation key to better conservation: Study Hindustan Times - Jayashree Nandi This intriguing fact, and the reasons for it, are...

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Business, Sustainability
June 13, 2019

Few National Tourism Policies go far enough on Sustainability

UNWTO report finds little commitment to sustainability in most national tourism policies By Xavier Font. The Baseline Report on the Integration...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
June 13, 2019

Tiger expert Valmik Thapar ‘Future of Indian Wildlife depends on Wildlife tourism.’

Valmik Thapar speaking at the TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards in 2018, highlights the value of tourism, and a format in which its works, as a future vision.

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Business, Sustainability
June 13, 2019

TOFTIGERS helps BOOKDIFFERENT.COM TO DRIVE INDIA’s TIGER DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY

TOFTIGERS helps BOOKDIFFERENT.COM TO DRIVE INDIA’s TIGER DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY With the Indian subcontinent now able to protect its once rapidly...

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Sustainability, Traveller
May 19, 2019

Tourism’s Huge Potential For Conservation

Tourism’s Potential For Conservation When well-managed, tourism, unlike most industries, can create a thriving economy that is not dependent on...

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Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
May 17, 2019

It’s the economy stupid?

(Article first published in Sanctuary Asia April 2019. Download here) Can India afford not to save its tigers? Julian Matthews...

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Sustainability, Traveller
May 2, 2019

Netflix’s new David Attenborough series Our Planet shows us what tourism’s future might be

Netflix’s new David Attenborough series Our Planet shows us what tourism’s future might be Read More

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Business, Sustainability
April 25, 2019

Intrepid Travel to Become ‘Climate Positive’ by 2020

At last a climate neutral (or better still climate positive) company. Infact our Founder Julian Matthews' own company 25 years,...

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Sustainability
April 22, 2019

Booking.com: 72% of tourists call for green travel to save the planet for posterity

The travel and trade industry has historically been laggards in waking up to the demand for sustainability – paying lip service to the idea -  with just a few providers seeking to deliver sustainable tourism and travel. Even Booking.com has not cared till recently – but delighted to say the sector is finally putting it a centre stage. We now need action from everyone – especially consumers to demand it - not just words.

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Business, Sustainability, Traveller
April 18, 2019

Traveller research signals increased awareness and interest in Responsible Tourism

New Travel Research signals an increased awareness and interest in responsible tourism. Read  more here  

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
April 12, 2019

Can India Afford Not To Save Its Tigers?

It's the economy stupid Julian Matthews, Founder Chairman of TOFTigers, explains why the economies behind tigers, or what he calls 'Tigernomics',...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
March 18, 2019

Report : The value of Wildlife Tourism around Ranthambhore in Rajasthan

The value of Wildlife Tourism around Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan for Wildlife Conservation and Local Communities Led by Dr....

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Business, Sustainability, Traveller
September 18, 2018

TUI -Sustainability certified hotels result in better client experiences

Hotel sustainability certification is driving savings and increasing customer satisfaction levels, according to TUI research. But it is a challenge...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
October 26, 2017

The Value of Wildlife Tourism to Conservation and Communities in 4 tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh

Launch of the report - 'The Value of Wildlife Tourism to Conservation and Communities in 4 tiger reserves in Madhya...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability
February 15, 2016

Wildlife Action : TOFTigers highlights the needs of the future 2017 to 2032

TOFTigers highlights the needs of the future 2017 to 2032 A Fifteen year National Wildlife Tourism Action Plan for India...

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Status report
Traveller
August 21, 2019

5 things we learn from the 2018 Tiger Census in India

Great news  - Many of its best tiger (and most well visited) reserves are increasingly being well managed. Estimated at...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
July 28, 2019

TIGERS CENSUS NUMBERS UP : TIGERS NOW WORTH FAR MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD

ALL INDIA TIGERS CENSUS NUMBER UP : TIGERS NOW WORTH FAR MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD With Today's publication of the All...

Read More
Sustainability, Traveller
July 23, 2019

Key to better conservation is ecotourism that supports communities – new study highlights

Local participation key to better conservation: Study Hindustan Times - Jayashree Nandi This intriguing fact, and the reasons for it, are...

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Campaign, Traveller
July 1, 2019

TOFTigers approach to Elephant-backed safaris

TOFTigers publishes its approach to the issue of Elephant-backed safaris in nature tourism First published in 09 March 2017 -...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
June 13, 2019

Tiger expert Valmik Thapar ‘Future of Indian Wildlife depends on Wildlife tourism.’

Valmik Thapar speaking at the TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards in 2018, highlights the value of tourism, and a format in which its works, as a future vision.

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Traveller
May 30, 2019

Imagine Travel host an evening with tiger expert, Dr Raghu Chundawhat in aid of TOFTigers

Imagine Travel hosts a evening in aid of TOFTigers with tiger expert Dr Raghu Chundawhat.

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Sustainability, Traveller
May 19, 2019

Tourism’s Huge Potential For Conservation

Tourism’s Potential For Conservation When well-managed, tourism, unlike most industries, can create a thriving economy that is not dependent on...

Read More
Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
May 17, 2019

It’s the economy stupid?

(Article first published in Sanctuary Asia April 2019. Download here) Can India afford not to save its tigers? Julian Matthews...

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Sustainability, Traveller
May 2, 2019

Netflix’s new David Attenborough series Our Planet shows us what tourism’s future might be

Netflix’s new David Attenborough series Our Planet shows us what tourism’s future might be Read More

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Business, Sustainability, Traveller
April 18, 2019

Traveller research signals increased awareness and interest in Responsible Tourism

New Travel Research signals an increased awareness and interest in responsible tourism. Read  more here  

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Traveller
April 12, 2019

A guide to India’s tiger reserves

How can you be sure a tiger-spotting trip has conservation at its heart? TOFTigers was set up to sustain wildlife and certify...

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Business, Traveller
April 12, 2019

THE RETURN OF NATURE. Is it viable?

Julian Matthews, Chairman TOFTigers asks the question Let’s do a bit of a comparison. It helps to put India’s conservation...

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Traveller
April 12, 2019

Bike4 Tigers – Follow us

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW FOR 2019 To discuss our 2019 dates to discuss the challenge or to reserve your place...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
April 12, 2019

Can India Afford Not To Save Its Tigers?

It's the economy stupid Julian Matthews, Founder Chairman of TOFTigers, explains why the economies behind tigers, or what he calls 'Tigernomics',...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
March 18, 2019

Report : The value of Wildlife Tourism around Ranthambhore in Rajasthan

The value of Wildlife Tourism around Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan for Wildlife Conservation and Local Communities Led by Dr....

Read More
Business, Sustainability, Traveller
September 18, 2018

TUI -Sustainability certified hotels result in better client experiences

Hotel sustainability certification is driving savings and increasing customer satisfaction levels, according to TUI research. But it is a challenge...

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Traveller
June 19, 2018

Now, tigers don’t vanish, thanks to Tiger Watch.

Now, tigers don’t vanish, thanks to Tiger Watch...... TOFTigers were the first funders of this project in Ranthambhore in 2014...

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Business, Campaign, Sustainability, Traveller
October 26, 2017

The Value of Wildlife Tourism to Conservation and Communities in 4 tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh

Launch of the report - 'The Value of Wildlife Tourism to Conservation and Communities in 4 tiger reserves in Madhya...

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Campaign, Traveller
June 20, 2008

The TOFTigers past – An article from 2008 by our Chairman

A back catalogue of an article written for the Times Newspaper in June 2008   by Julian Matthews, chairman, TOFTigers...

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