G Adventures, the world’s leading small group adventure tour operator, was honored in Condé Nast Traveler’s September 2009 3rd Annual World Savers Awards. G Adventures was chosen by a panel of thirty-six judges, including academics, CEOs and philanthropists. The judges assessed the degree to which companies exhibited social responsibility in five areas: education, poverty alleviation, wildlife conservation, cultural and environmental preservation, and health.
The Condé Nast Traveler judges honored G Adventures in the following categories:
With G Adventures’ variety of trips from Thailand to Buenos Aires, the judges rewarded the company for its dedication to the communities in which it works. When an earthquake hit Peru in 2007, G Adventures raised more than $130,000 to support the recovery effort.
G Adventures’ Expedition ship, which utilizes four-stroke engines with reduced emissions on its Arctic and Antarctic sails, was honored for its protection of wildlife.
G Adventures received recognition for its dedication to organizing dental work in Peru, restoring sight to locals in Tibet, and fighting child mortality in Bolivia.
• Overall Commitment:
G Adventures was named the number one tour company to give back to communities around the world.
“We are thrilled to be included in such a prestigious list and are pleased that the judges on the panel recognizes G Adventures commitment to service and excellence,” said founder and CEO of G Adventures, Bruce Poon Tip. He adds, “This honor is a testament to the dedication, creativity, and integrity of each employee here at G Adventures.”
To learn more about G Adventures, please visit www.gadventures.com.
About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 90,000 global travelers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.