The founder and CEO of the company in the capacity of an International evaluator conducted the following evaluations of sites and properties.
1. As a judge for the World Travel & Tourism Council, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards conducted the site evaluations of the following camps in Africa that were nominated as finalists for the annual awards in 2014.
- Asilia Africa
Rekero Camp and Naboisho Camp located in the Masai Mara area of Kenya and Sayari Camp and Olakira Migration Camp located in the Serengeti region, Tanzania
- BASECAMP EXPLORER MASIA MARA
Safari camps at Masai Mara and Eagle View
Basecamp Explorer Kenya operates Camps across Masai Mara and as a Wildlife and Conservation oriented organization working closely with the community, Basecamp have a strong commitment to practice sustainable developments.
- Great Plains Conservation
Mara Plains Camp located in the thick forest on a bend in the Ntiakitiak River, Kenya bordering the Maasai Mara Reserve.
2. As an evaluator for the National Geographic World Legacy Awards undertook the following onsite evaluations.
- Orange County Luxury Resorts, INDIA
Orange County Resorts and Hotels Ltd., based in India is committed to the concept of ‘Responsible Tourism’ through which it seeks to enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the host community, apart from incentivizing the retention and regeneration of their unique culture. The brand ‘Evolve Back’ is committed to employing the best in environmental and ecological practices in technology, equipment and operational processes.
- Chambok Community Ecotourism Project, CAMBODIA
Chambok Community Protected Area located in Cambodia was established in 2002. Chambok Community Based Eco-Tourism was one of the finalists in the Engaging Communities category of the 2017 National Geographic World Legacy Awards hosted at ITB Berlin.Today, Chambok Community Based Eco-Tourism (CBET) is entirely responsible for its own management and operations. When Mlup Baitong began, villagers with no income-generating alternatives engaged in illegal logging, charcoal and fuel-wood production, and wildlife hunting. More than half of the population has since joined the CBET, trained in ecotourism skills, and received initial infrastructure improvement support.
3. As an evaluator for the National Geographic Unique Lodges Program the following onsite evaluations were conducted of unique properties.
- BANYAN TREE RINGHA, YUNNAN CHINA
Nestled in the beautiful Shangrila highlands, Banyan Tree Ringha unravels the stunning beauty of the Himalayas. The resort is one of the most secluded hideaways in the world. Built from traditional Tibetan farmhouses, the resort itself is a picturesque experience that allows you to relax, unwind and find the inner peace you desire.
- SUKAU RAINFOREST LODGE, MALAYSIA
Built in 1995, The Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) is perched on the bank of the Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia one of Asia’s most important waterways. SRL was the first lodge in the area designed based on ecotourism principles. The lodge provides a great wildlife experience to tourists while preserving the Kinabatangan flood-plain. SRL embraces conservation, community development and sustainable tourism as part of its green policies.
- Zhiwaling Heritage Hotel, Paro, BHUTAN
Located in the beautiful Paro valley, surrounded by mystical mountains and free flowing rivers Zhiwa Ling Hotel combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st Century technology.