World Expeditions wins Best in Adventure Travel

In recognition of our sustained “Big Adventures, Small Footprint” travel philosophy we are absolutely thrilled to receive the Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year for 2019 at The Travel Awards in Sydney.

We dedicate this award to all the porters, trip leaders, sirdars, cooks, office staff, consultants and every single member of our global team who work tirelessly to ensure that our travellers receive the high-quality adventure travel holiday’s that we promise to them.

The timing of this award is serendipitous as we celebrate our 45th year of pioneering adventure next year and with the recent announcement that all our trips are 100% carbon offset as of November 2019.

World Expeditions wins Adventure Travel Wholesaler of the Year for 2019 at The Travel Awards in Sydney

Operations Manager, Sarah Higgins, who accepted the Award, said the culture of pioneering new adventures remained a focus at World Expeditions:

Since 1975, when we became the first Australian company to offer commercial trekking holidays in Nepal, we have continued pioneering adventure holidays all over the world.

"World Expeditions was the first company to offer walking holidays in Japan and Tibet and cycling in China, India and then Vietnam,” she said.

“In Australia, we pioneered rafting the Franklin River and trekking the Larapinta Trail, and our pioneering philosophy continues today with our constantly evolving range of remote treks in places like Pakistan and India and with our most challenging trip – the 150-day, 1600km Great Himalaya Trail across Nepal, departing next year for the 10th consecutive year.”

The Adventure Travel Wholesaler category recognises travel companies that package together unique adventure travel holidays to remote or exotic locations and/or taking part in physically challenging outdoor activities while on holiday and was judged by more than 50 of Australia’s most experienced travel industry alumni. It’s an honour to be acknowledged for the long-held policies we have in place to preserve the places we visit, so future travellers can also enjoy them.

World Expeditions crowned Best in Adventure Travel at Industry Awards

Among our many achievements and awards in the past 44 years, we are particularly proud of our:

   • Responsible Travel policies, including our porter welfare policies which help to raise the working standards of porters in Nepal; the development of our child safe travel policy; and our industry-leading Animal Welfare Code of Conduct.

   • 100% carbon offset adventures all of which support renewable energy and reforestation projects across the world.

   • Progression to eliminate single use plastic from our trips.

   • Community Project Travel programs giving travellers the opportunity to give back.

   • Charity brand, Huma Charity Challenge, raising over $6 million for Australian charities.

   • Youth brand, World Youth Adventures, giving thousands of students the opportunity to help underprivileged communities all over the world, following UN Sustainable Development Goals as guiding principles.

   • World Expeditions Foundation fundraising $70,000 towards delivered project works in Nepal.

Awards such as this provide a wonderful reminder to our whole team, and to those who choose to travel with us, that the path less travelled is, for us, the right path.

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