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We are glad to share the happy news that The Blue Yonder has won the Best Responsible Tourism Practitioner award by Outlook Traveller. 9th edition of Readers Survey selected The Blue Yonder from a shortlist of 9 companies from across the country. It was ten years ago Outlook Traveller had chosen one of our trips in Kerala as ‘5 Great River Journeys’ in India. Along with the community along Bharatapuzha ( River Nila) we represented, we felt on top of the world as other river journeys were representing mighty rivers of India.
Quote from Outlook Traveller:
” Tourism as good works. Pondicherry-based The Blue Yonder brings together unique experiences that are intimately connected to the local communities it engages with. The initiative began in 2004 with a small project on river conservation in Kerala. From then on, it’s been knitting together inspirational holidays that take tourism closer to the ground. For a customised holiday that takes the headache out of holiday-planning—without the heartburn that can afflict a conscientious tourist—The Blue Yonder offers tours across India and elsewhere in the subcontinent. Look yonder, at www.theblueyonder.com.”
On receiving the award, Gopinath Parayil – Founder of The Blue Yonder said, ” Thank you everyone who trusted, believed and stood by our vision and didn’t allow us to compromise on values. We are just collecting this on behalf of many hundreds of our partners & communities we represent and work together.Irrespective of having received more than 30 international awards and recognitions, this particular award from Outlook Traveller makes all the difference for us as it’s a ‘home award’. It gives us more courage and inspiration to launch more initiatives in many other parts of the country leading to unique travel experiences while ensuring we are part of those who create better places for people to live and for people to visit.”
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