G Adventures, the world leader is small group adventure travel, has been honoured with the prestigious World Tourism Award. Corinthia Hotels, together with American Express, International Herald Tribune and Reed Travel Exhibitions, co-sponsor this award which will be presented at World Travel Market Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at Excel Centre, London. The announcement was made at a Corinthia Hotels Press Breakfast on September 10, 2009 at Tavern on the Green in New York City.
The World Tourism Award, inaugurated in 1997 and celebrating its 12th Anniversary, was established to recognize “the extraordinary initiatives by individuals, companies, organizations, destinations and attractions for outstanding accomplishments in the travel industry.”
The 2009 Honorees are being recognized for their dedication to sustainable tourism and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage. G Adventures was honoured in recognition of "its exemplary commitment and vision to 'give back' by creating and supporting Planeterra, matching all donations to this foundation dedicated to sustainable community development worldwide through travel and voluntourism."
“On behalf of the G Adventures team and our travellers across the globe who are committed to changing travel, we are humbled and honoured to be recognized by our peers by being given this award." says Bruce Poon Tip, CEO and founder of G Adventures.
Representing the 2009 World Tourism Award honorees at the Corinthia Hotels press breakfast were Bruce Beckham, Executive Director, Tourism Cares and Brad Ford, Director, Business Development, G Adventures.
About G Adventures
In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip launched G Adventures with the belief that other travellers would share his desire to experience authentic adventures in a responsible and sustainable manner. We have grown from a one-man show to an award winning company of over 700 employees. G Adventures is a world leader in adventure travel, offering more than 1,000 small group experiences, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents to more than 90,000 travellers a year. The company’s worldwide adventures focus on cultural interaction, wildlife encounters, and active travel. In recognition of our sustainable travel efforts, G Adventures has been given the Ethics in Action Millennium Award and Conde Nast Traveler's Green List Honoree. National Geographic Adventure Magazine awarded our company as Best 'Do it All Outfitter' on Earth. www.gadventures.com