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Thoughtful companies that help us to save the planet while experiencing its wonders

By Lisa Grainger – 6th March 2021

When Nicola Shepherd founded a bespoke tour operator in 1989 it was the first in the UK to set aside money from each client – which she matched – to fund conservation projects. Thirty years later The Explorations Company, through its Philanthropy Plus found...

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Golden tickets: private villas, jets, islands and safari holidays for your bubble

By Lisa Grainger - 7th November 2020

As winter closes in, who doesn’t dream of a tropical island – particularly one with a private villa that can be reached by private jet, such as the new Royal Residence at Raffles Meradhoo? Or a nonstop commercial flight followed by a quick hop on a waterpla...

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Now you can have a breath-taking breakfast at Everest

By John O'Ceallaigh - 7th April 2017

An exertion far beyond the physical abilities of most, scaling Mount Everest successfully is an incredible accomplishment. Lazier or time-poor types can now, however, get a sense of what ascending that fabled peak is like by participating in a helicopter to...

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Discovering Asia: The Ultimate Family Holiday

By Jalen Carpenter - 27th January 2016

Singapore, Maldives, Tokyo and Hong Kong are just a facet of the exquisite jewel that is Asia. The continent is flowing a plenty with a plethora of beautiful and majestic culture, rich history, spirituality, architecture, cuisine, wildlife and much more. As...

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Travelling to Asia - Hints and Tips

By Mark - 24th January 2016

Encompassing everything from soaring mountains and vast plains to sleepy villages and bustling cities, Asia has something to offer any discerning traveller. So, if you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world, you can be sure you’re in for a truly me...

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How tourism can help save the tiger

By Brian Jackman - 24th June 2010

The killing of a tiger on an illegal game drive in an Indian reserve has reopened the debate over how best to protect the animal. Peter Hughes argues that tourism is essential but must be better managed. Brian Jackman (Page 10) reports from one park that is...

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Jungle Bookings in Madhya Pradesh, India

By Victoria Mather - 20th April 2007

India is indeed the land of the tiger with some superb tiger reserves found all the way from the Himalayan foothills to the reserves in the deep south. Indian Explorations arranges wildlife holidays to India which are expertly tailored by one of India’s top...

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Where to see Tigers in India

By Clementine Hambro - 6th April 2007

Tiger safaris in India are a wonderful way of exploring some of the finest wilderness in the Indian subcontinent. Tigers continue to suffer from a host of pressures but we believe that tiger tourism – if done sensitively and imaginatively in a well-regulate...

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