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National Geographic Ranks Wildland #1 "Do-It-All" Best Outfitter on Earth

01.22.2009

National Geographic Ranks Wildland #1 "Do-It-All" Best Outfitter on EarthIn the February issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine Wildland Adventures is ranked the #1 "Best Do-It-All Adventure Travel Company on Earth" for our global reach and limitless expertise. This yearly ranking is an extensive survey of hundreds of travel outfitters worldwide and their clients, a daunting task to be sure.

A founding member of the International Ecotourism Society, Wildland Adventures president Kurt Kutay literally helped define the term "ecotourism" in 1991. Today Wildland employs local guides—many of whom have advanced degrees in archaeology, ecology, history, and other subjects—and donates to grassroots nature and cultural heritage groups in the 28 countries it visits. ~ National Geographic Adventure

The survey research was conducted and sponsored by well-respected travel and tourism experts including National Geographic editors, the Adventure Council, Adventures in Travel Expos, the Adventure Travel Trade Association and others.

National Geographic featured our new " Ethiopia: Travel Through a Land of Legends" because it is on the forefront of an emerging destination and it combines classic cultural experiences and sites with the amazing geographical diversity of Ethiopia.

"A quarter of a century ago, we set out organizing adventure trips to share places in the world that we loved; to create the most memorable and meaningful experiences for our guests and their hosts that would also preserve the places and help the people we visit. There is no higher honor or greater gratitude than to have you, our travelers, give us the highest rating in the National Geographic Adventure survey for your trip experience in education, sustainability and service with Wildland Adventures." ~Kurt Kutay, Founding Director