At Journeys, our travelers are curious souls who grow and learn through their travel, stretching understandings of our world, meeting new people, experiencing new adventures and garnering new ideas. Journeys is no different; we are constantly challenging ourselves to grow and learn through our affiliations with other organizations, many of which are listed below. And, it pays off: thanks to our curiousity and desire for exploring new ideas, Journeys International is proud to have received many honors and awards over the years.
Best Adventure Travel Company
National Geographic Adventure
Selected from among hundreds of adventure tour operators worldwide, Journeys was awarded a place on the Top Ten list of Do-It-All operators.
A panel of travel experts and writers selected honorees from hundreds of operators classified in six different categories. As some of you know from the calls you received, the selection process included interviews with trip participants. Thank you for your positive reports that helped us win the award. Other judging criteria included education, sustainability and quality of service.
~ Chris Force
Tour of a Lifetime
National Geographic Traveler
Almost every year since 2009, National Geographic Traveler has selected a Journeys trip for the prestigious 'Tour of a Lifetime' award. According to National Geographic Traveler, "The trips and operators we select are a model for the rest of the travel industry: They open the world to travelers and at the same time leave a positive impact on the destinations and its people.”
Trips that have won this award are:
- Ladakh Hemis Festival (2008)
- Nepal: Everest Namche Lodge Trek (2009)
- Indonesia: Apes, Arts & Dragons (2011)
- Burma: Trek to the Last Village (2012)
- Mindfully Engaging Guatemala (2014)
- Persia Past & Present (2015)
Top Travel Specialist
Condé Nast Traveler
Journeys has also been cited by Condé Nast Traveler for eight consecutive years for multiple categories of Top Travel Specialist awards and as Best Green Travel Outfitter. Journeys, founded in Ann Arbor in 1978, offers more than 175 trips to 57 destinations around the globe.
Travel + Leisure
Twice, the expert staff at Journeys was recognized as top travel planners by Travel + Leisure by awarding them with spots in the A-List. Joan Weber was included in 2012, and Florine Herendeen in 2013.
Journeys International is proud to be a member of these industry-leading organizations.
International Galapagos Tour Operator Association
International Galapagos Tour Operator Association (IGTOA) is a nonprofit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that seek a lasting protection of the Galapagos Islands. IGTOA lobbies for conservation, fund projects, and promote and practice sustainable tourism.
Family Travel Association
Journeys for Families is a charter member of Family Travel Association. Launched in 2014, the Family Travel Association vows to promote all the child-friendly experiences that families can share together, simplify the perceived and real complexities of planning family vacations and educate consumers on the positive and lasting impact travel has on young people.
Adventure Travel Trade Association
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) serves more than 900 members in 80 countries worldwide. Members predominantly include tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents and accommodations with a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. The ATTA delivers solutions and connections that propel members towards their business goals and the industry toward a responsible and profitable future.
American Society of Travel Agents
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Their members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. They are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. Journeys is proud to be a member of ASTA, and to continually strenghten our partnerships with travel agents throughout the USA. (Travel agents, learn more about working with Journeys International.)