International Expeditions Honored In Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 12 /PRNewswire/ — The readers of Travel + Leisure chose nature travel experts International Expeditions as one of the “Top 10 Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters” in the magazine’s 2010 World’s Best Awards survey. This is the seventh consecutive year IE has been named to the prestigious “World’s Best” list.
“Anytime our company is recognized for the passion and dedication we put into travel, it’s an honor,” said Maggie Hart, IE President. “What makes the ‘World’s Best’ list special is that it’s voted on by our guests – the people who know us the best. And making it to that list seven consecutive years reinforces the importance of the personal service and engaging, educational adventures we offer.”
To qualify for the World’s Best Awards, readers of Travel + Leisure judged tour operators on six criteria: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food and value. Out of a total 100 points, International Expeditions received an outstanding score of 90.39.
This distinction complements International Expeditions’ ever-increasing list of accolades. For the past two years, the company has been named one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure magazine.
This honor comes as IE celebrates their 30th year offering innovative travel programs to the world’s greatest natural locales. From compelling Amazon River tours and Galapagos Islands cruises, to intimate escorted tours in Patagonia, Panama, Costa Rica, Machu Picchu, India, Egypt, Laos and Vietnam, to fascinating East African safaris, IE is renowned for its comprehensive itineraries featuring authentic adventure and world-class naturalist guides.
New for 2011, IE is launching an in-depth look at the premier wildlife areas of Borneo. This expedition allows a firsthand look at the island’s orangutans, enormous caves and vibrant culture.
Specializing in engaging nature travel, International Expeditions’ hallmark is small-group journeys to Earth’s most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the communities it visits. This mission is reflected in the 11 conservation, education and community-service projects IE supports in Peru, Laos, East Africa, India and the Galapagos Islands.
SOURCE International Expeditions