Blowing your own trumpet is not very British, is it? Well please either accept our apologies, or look away now, as we're about to be very un-British!
Since we were founded in 1998 we have consistently won awards for the way we run our business. And we're pleased to say it's still happening. We are a recognised global pioneer of responsible travel and the awards below are the proof of this. We're very proud of them.
In addition, we're delighted to have had some very nice accolades over the years. The Times counted our MD, Amanda Marks, as one of the top '50 people to know in travel' because our services are ones that 'every traveller should know about'. And Prof David Bellamy said "Can I join your tribe?!"
Within AITO Tribes holds the highest 5* award for sustainable travel.
We also received the 2011 award for Most Innovative Sustainable Tourism Initiative. This was for our accommodation eco-rating system.
We were delighted to win the award for World's Leading Green Tour Operator in 2008, 2009 and 2010. We have also been nominated again this year for the World's Leading Green Tour Operator.
For two years in 2009 and 2010 we were delighted to be given the award for Environmentally & Socially Responsible Small Tour Operator.
Since then the British Travel Awards stopped offering an award for this category.
The Responsible Tourism Awards have taken place since 2004. In 2005 we won Best Tour Operator, and were very pleased to be the Overall Winner of the Responsible Tourism Awards this year too. We were Highly Commended as Best Tour Operator again in 2007.
After getting a highly commended in 2001, in 2002 we went on to get Best Tourism Organisation AND win the overall prize of being Global Winner of the Tourism for Tomorrow awards 2002.
Chair of the judges, Prof David Bellamy said: "Tribes Travel will make a great global role model for other small tour operators. They have successfully combined the wish-lists of discerning tourists with the needs of local communities worldwide. Responsible tourism principles such as these are vital if we are to protect biodiversity and cultural diversity for generations to come."