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Wanderlust Magazine: Galapagos Islands are the Number One Travel Experience in the World

Date: July 20, 2011

Of course it was no surprise to us here at the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) when we learned that the special August/September issue of Britain's well-respected Wanderlust Magazine names the Galapagos Islands the number one destination in the world in its 'Top 100 Travel Experiences' cover story. To compile the list, the magazine invited its readers to submit their own top ten travel experiences and thousands heeded the call. Once the dust had settled and the tabulating was complete, the Galapagos Islands emerged as the readers' number one favorite. Anyone who has had the good fortune to visit the Galapagos knows the honor is well-deserved. We admit our bias, but still, where else can you experience such amazing wildlife encounters against a backdrop of such otherworldly, jaw-dropping scenery? 

As the Galapagos Islands continue to attract great press coverage, it's only natural that more and more people want to discover its wonders for themselves. And we don't blame them. But as the Galapagos grows in popularity, it's more important than ever that travelers and travel providers carefully consider their impact on this fragile ecosystem. To this end, IGTOA encourages travelers to do their research and choose a Galapagos travel provider that is serious about operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, one that is doing its part to help preserve and protect these magical islands for the enjoyment of future generations.

IGTOA's Member Directory is a great place to start your research. Our members are some of the most well-respected Galapagos tour operators in the world, and each of them has made an enduring commitment to the lasting protection of this unique world treasure.   

If you want to read Wanderlust's complete list of their top 100 travel experiences you'll need to pick up a copy of the magazine but you can see choices 91 through 100 by clicking here

Matt Kareus

Matt is the Executive Director of IGTOA.


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