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Wilderness Scotland nominated for ‘World’s Leading Green Tour Operator’!

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

World's Leading Green Tour Operator

Loch Morlich, Cairngorms National Park

 

World Travel Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as “World’s Leading Green Tour Operator 2014′ by the World Travel Awards.

This prestigious award serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

We were hugely honoured to have won this award in 2007 and hope that all of the work and commitment we’ve made to embrace sustainability in our company since then will be recognised. As an organisation that works specifically within wild places we have a real responsibility to operate with great care and minimise any impact we have on the natural environment. We do this in a number of ways, from ensuring all of our guiding team are highly trained in ‘Leave no Trace’ practices to directly supporting the invaluable work of the John Muir Trust – the UK’s leading wild land charity – through our Conservation Contribution Scheme.

For more information on all of our commitments to green operations, please have a read of our Sustainability section.

Vote for Us!

If you have any experience or knowledge of our green credentials, we would be delighted in you could spare a few minutes of your time to vote for us in these awards. We’re up against some of the big guns of travel such as Kuoni and Exodus so it would be doubly amazing if our small business from the Highlands could scoop the honour. You will have to take a moment to register by email on the World Travel Awards website but you can choose not to receive any emails from them once registered.

Then simply choose the region of ‘World’ and scroll down to our award ‘World’s Leading Green Tour Operator’ which is number 68 in the list. Feel free to vote for any other categories you wish! The awards voting period will end on 26th October.

If we win, we are offering to donate £5 per vote to the John Muir Trust (up to a maximum of £2500 as we are only a wee business!).

Click here to Vote for us.

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Rupert Shanks

After a spell in the corporate world in London Rupert decided to find a more rewarding way of life involving a closer connection to the outdoors and to his camera! Rupert produces a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Scotland and works within the Marketing team.

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