Best tour operator for cultural engagement sponsored by Tourism Western Australia
Winner: Village Ways, India
These community-owned and managed projects in the Indian Himalayas offer unique and authentic cultural experiences by facilitating mutual cultural engagement at every level. Their work has brought previously vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the Dalit community into focus as porters and committee members, while enabling tourists to experience and become part of rural landscapes in non-intrusive and rewarding ways and make a significant contribution to local economic development in the villages they walk through.
Highly commended: Estrela, Brazil and Tropic Journeys in Nature, Ecuador
Village Ways. Julia Spence, at JSPR, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 1491 824524 or +44 7802 443113
Estrela. Julia McNaught da Silva email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / +55 71 3322 3854 or mobile - +55 71 8877 3625
Tropic Journeys in Nature. Jascivan Carvalho, General Manager, +593 2 2225907, email@example.com