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We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!
Responsible Travel Awards
>> 2012 - 'Greenest Travel Brochures' for our Himalaya 2012/13 brochure - Travel Weekly
>> 2011 - Most Outstanding Travel Product Award at the Australian Society of Travel Writer’s (ASTW)
>> 2008 - Inaugural 2008 Leadership Award - World Expeditions - Responsible Travel and Tourism Forum, Toronto
>> 2008 - 50 Tours of a Lifetime - Arnhem Land Marine Rescue Project from our Community Project Travel program - National Geographic
>> 2008 - Winner of the inaugural Leadership Award at the Responsible and Travel Tourism Forum (RTTF)
>> 2007 - The World's 25 Best New Adventures - Arnhemland Marine Rescue Community Project - National Geographic Adventure
>> 2006 - Highly Commended for Best in a Mountain Environment category in the First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards
“World Expeditions is a global adventure travel company with over 30 years experience around the planet. Their Nepal trekking operation, run by Nepalis, is notable for its pioneering Porter Protection program that has set the industry benchmark, which many companies are starting to follow. All porters are provided with generous insurance, all the protective clothing and footwear needed, all camping and cooking facilities, as well as food” -- First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards, 2006
>> 2001 - Winner of the WWF Environmental Achievement Award for our publication of 'Responsible Travel Guidebook'