Wednesday, 5 September 2012

TOFTIGERS are delighted to announce the shortlist for the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2012


TOFTIGERS are delighted to announce the shortlist for the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2012


The response to the TOFT Awards has been fantastic with a large number of nominations for 8 separate award categories. It has been a difficult job compiling the shortlist below from such excellent companies, NGO’s, individuals and organisations.      


MOST INSPIRATIONAL ECO LODGE 2012
Dholes Den                                  Bandipur                             
Chitvan Jungle Lodge                   Kanha
Tiger Trails Jungle Lodge             Tadoba
Singinawa Jungle Lodge              Kanha
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge               Satpura
The Oberoi Vanyavilas                Rajasthan                              
Orange County Resort                 Nagarhole
Forsyth’s Lodge                           Satpura
Mahua Kothi                                Bandhavgarh



BEST WILDLIFE TOURISM INITIATIVE 2012
Pugdundee Safaris and Ken River Lodge      Madhya Pradesh
The Great Himalayan Bird Count (ARCH)     Utterakhand
Wildernest                                                            Goa


BEST LODGE NATURALIST 2012
Shukra Kumal                                    Ken River Lodge   Pench
Ratna Singh                                        Taj Safaris    Madhya Pradesh
David Raju                                           Forsyth Lodge   Satpura
Rajesh Bhatt                                      Jim’s Jungle Lodge   Corbett


BEST PARK GUIDE 2012
Yadvendra Singh                              Ranthambhore
Vipal Jain                                             Ranthambhore
Guru Prasad Yadav                          Kanha
Ajay Marskole                                   Pench


BEST TOURIST RELATED COMMUNITY INITIATIVE 2012
Prakratik Society                              Ranthambhore
Shakti Himalayas                              Utterakhand, Sikkim and Ladakh


BEST WILDLIFE PARK FOR TOURISM 2012
Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve     Rajasthan
Pench Tiger Reserve                       Madhya Pradesh

BEST WILDLIFE PROMOTION COMPANY 2012
Travel Inn
Royal Expeditions
Eastbound Tours
&Beyond India


BEST INTERNATIONAL TOUR OPERATOR FOR WILDLIFE PROMOTION 2012
Sawadee                                             Netherlands
Cox and Kings UK                             UK
Natural World Safaris                     UK


Winners and Runners Up will be announced at the Awards Ceremony which will be held on 14 September at Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador Hotel, Subramania Bharti Marg. New Delhi