The Travel Operators for Tigers is a 'supply chain' pressure campaign initiative aimed at a Global collective and inclusive Travel trade response to the tiger crisis in India, and by association, all the forests and wildlife being affected in the Indian subcontinent .
To advocate and support better tourism practices in wilderness areas, with specific guidelines for operators, service and accommodation providers and visitors. Look out for the TOFT signs and PUG ratings.
To empower local communities to become involved in wildlife tourism projects and initiate low impact and sustainable development which helps conserves the parks and benefits the communities through employment and business opportunities.
To catalyse initiatives through the lodge community that enhance wildlife conservation and community support, including waste and water management, trade cooperatives, local employment, fair wages and local enterprises and services.
- Click here if you are an International Tour Operator or Travel agent
- Click here if you are a Destination Management company or Ground Agent
- Click here if you are a wildlife lodge or resort
Note for Accommodation Providers: TOFTigers membership and PUG Audit fees are separate payments. The audit fee is a one off payment for auditing a property by our professional audit team, and the membership fee is an annual fee, paid once a year to remain part of the TOFTigers membership.
Accommodation Providers are entitled to get a dedicated company page on TOFTigers website once they have paid the membership fees as well as having received a PUG Good Practice Eco rating or above from TOFTigers.
Accommodation providers who take out TOFTigers membership are obliged to seek a PUG audit within one year of membership, and during this time will only receive a simple listing on the TOFTigers website. Similarly, accommodation providers who do not maintain their membership fees will have their lodge listing downgraded to a simple listing on the website.