Last week, on World Tourism Day (September 27th), TOFTigers hosted their biennial Wildlife Tourism Awards, in association with Sanctuary Nature Foundation. The awards celebrate those leading from the front in sustainable ecotourism initiatives in India and Nepal, and Natural World Safaris were lucky enough to be nominated for International Wildlife Tour Operator of the Year. Although just missing out on the top prize, we are honoured to share the runner-up spot with a fellow UK travel outfitter. Here’s what TOFTigers had to say about NWS:
The theme for TOFTigers’ 5th Wildlife Tourism Awards was ‘Inclusive Conservation – People and Wildlife’. The Awards aim to highlight and reward the very best in the nature tourism field; those individuals, park management, naturalists, businesses, service providers and community enterprises who are leading the way in wilderness destinations on the Indian subcontinent. Each of the nominees will, in their own way, be pioneering new ways to support and inspire wildlife conservation, engage local communities and help restoration of wildlife habitat through their vision, drive and actions.