Each year, Travel + Leisure queries its readers in the travel industry’s most prestigious consumer survey: the World’s Best Awards. Readers rate airlines, hotels, destinations, and tour operators, among others. Readers are asked to rate tour operators on the following criteria: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value. On July 2, 2013, Travel + Leisure announced the winners, and Boundless Journeys was among the Top 5 of the World’s Best Tour Operators, with less than a percentage point dividing the results of the top five.
“We are honored by this recognition and very grateful to all those who have trusted us with their vacation time. Our mission has always been to create outstanding travel experiences for people with an adventurous spirit” says founder Matt Holmes. “This recognition by readers of Travel + Leisure and our travelers tells us we are succeeding in our mission. The fact that our guides, staff, and the destinations we love have inspired our travelers to share their appreciation of Boundless Journeys in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey is very humbling.”
“There is nothing more satisfying in my work than hearing from our travelers who call after their adventure to say they had the trip of a lifetime,” reports Karen Cleary, a Destination Manager at Boundless Journeys for nearly 10 years. “With many of our guests, their adventure is the culmination of a year or two of planning. By then, we’ve gotten to know each other well, and so this kind of feedback is even more gratifying.”
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards survey results will be announced in the August 2013 issue of Travel + Leisure. Boundless Journeys is especially pleased that Wilderness Safaris, their partner in Southern Africa, also made the Top Safari Outfitters list. Small-group and customized, private safaris with Wilderness Safaris can be planned through Boundless Journeys.