Providence, RI, & Toronto, ON, January 3, 2011 – G Adventures (www.gadventures.com) the world’s adventure travel leader, was honored today as “Best Tour Operator” by the prestigious Leisure Travel Leaders awards, which recognize the top travel suppliers and destinations in the business today.
The awards are based on a survey sent to the more than more than 30,000 leisure-selling travel agent readers of Vacation Agent magazine, and the 65,000 plus travel agent readers of Travel Pulse Daily on TravelPulse.com, the more than 18,000 home-based travel agent readers of Agent@Home magazine. This represents the largest database of leisure travel selling travel agents in the nation.
“We are deeply honored to receive this award,” says G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip. “To be recognized by travel agents throughout the industry as the Top Tour Operator is a testament to our commitment to build strong relationships with our industry partners, our passion for innovation, and our unique organizational culture.”
Poon Tip says that after 20 years G Adventures maintains its leadership position through proactive engagement and responding to agent and traveler needs. He cites innovations like 24/7 service, one-stop shopping for agents with clients ranging from families with young children through seniors, the industry’s first lifetime deposits, true small groups traveling with an average of 10 passengers, and authentic and sustainable travel experiences. G Adventures has significantly increased its presence in the U.S. and has seen overwhelming response to its webinars, which launched in October.
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 100,000 global travellers 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.