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The Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) Awards Committee has accustomed nominations for eight categories for the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2012, to be captivated on September 14 this year at Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador, New Delhi. The anniversary awards action is captivated to recognise activities in abutment of tiger conservation, to access accessible acquaintance about Responsible Tourism as an abettor of attention and abode renewal, to accolade and animate best convenance operations and sustainability in tourism enterprises, and to advance association action and association initiatives about tiger parks.
The nominations for the Best Eco Lodge of the Year 2012 are Dholes Den, Bandipur National Park; Chitvan Jungle Lodge, Kanha National Park; Tiger Trails Jungle Lodge, Tadoba National Park; Singinawa Jungle Lodge, Kanha National Park; Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Satpura National Park; The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Rajasthan; Orange County Resort, Nagarhole National Park; Forsyth’s Lodge, Satpura National Park; and Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park.
The contenders for the Best Wildlife/Tourism Initiative of the Year 2012 are Pugdundee Safaris and Ken River Lodge, Madhya Pradesh; The Great Himalayan Bird Count (Action For Research & Attention in Himalayas), Uttarakhand; and Wildernest, Goa, while those for the Best Lodge Naturalist of the Year 2012 are Shukra Kumal, Ken River Lodge, Pench National Park; Ratna Singh, Taj Safaris, Madhya Pradesh; David Raju, Forsyth Lodge, Satpura National Park; and Rajesh Bhatt, Jim’s Jungle Lodge, Corbett National Park.
Yadvendra Singh, Ranthambhore National Park; Vipal Jain, Ranthambhore National Park; Guru Prasad Yadav, Kanha National Park; and Ajay Marskole, Pench National Park are the nominees for the Best Park Guide of the Year 2012. The Best Tourist Related Association Initiative of the Year 2012 accolade has Prakratik Society, Ranthambhore National Park, and Shakti Himalayas, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Ladakh as nominees.
The competitors for the Best Wildlife Park for Tourism of the Year 2012 are Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, and Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh. Travel Inn, &Beyond India, Royal Expeditions, and Eastbound Tours are the nominations for the Best Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2012. Lastly, the Best International Tour abettor for Wildlife of the Year 2012 has Sawadee, Netherlands; Cox and Kings UK, United Kingdom; and Natural World Safaris, United Kingdom as nominees.