G.A.P Adventures named “Best Do It All Outfitter On Earth”

October 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
26 October 2007 – National Geographic Adventure magazine has rated G.A.P Adventures in the top of its class. In an international competition of travel operators to assess the best adventure travel companies on earth, G.A.P Adventures was ranked #1 as the “Best Do It All Outfitter On Earth”! The comprehensive rating awarded G.A.P Adventures an impressive top score of 95.9%.

G.A.P Adventures has always been proud of its numerous awards and recognition as a world leader in sustainable travel and business practices. The “best do it all outfitter” award recognises G.A.P Adventures’ high standards of quality, commitment to sustainability and adventurous spirit.

“We've always felt G.A.P Adventures was number one, but it is very gratifying when such a renowned and well respected brand as National Geographic Adventure recognises it," said G.A.P Adventures CEO Bruce Poon Tip. "We’re delighted to be among such a prestigious group of companies and as an industry leader, we will continue to be innovative and bold and to offer the best adventure trips to our travellers.”

The scores, as rated by the National Geographic Adventure panel, are as follows:

Overall 95.9
Education and Interpretation 98
Sustainability 97
Quality of Service 98
Spirit of Adventure 98
Client References 88.3

National Geographic Adventure writes, “G.A.P Adventures isn’t just an outfitter, it’s an international brand: It hosts a TV show in Canada, operates a string of concept stores, and sends 60,000 people on 1,000 tours each year. Clients are often young explorers on a budget who travel the spectrum, from riding chicken buses in Guatemala to cruising Antarctica.”

G.A.P Adventures is doubly honoured as one of its trips has also been selected as one of National Geographic Adventure’s 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2008. This honour was given to G.A.P Adventures’ new 22-day Bike Tibet tour, and represents the sixth consecutive year that a G.A.P Adventures tour has made the cut.

About G.A.P Adventures

G.A.P Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 60,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. G.A.P Adventures is also the proud owner of the legendary polar expedition ship, the M/S Explorer. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G.A.P Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gapadventures.com

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