OUR CERTIFICATIONS – WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
With all of the stamps and certifications going around, you may wonder what they actually mean. Here, we explain what each of the certifications that we have earned represents.
SAFE TRAVELS BY WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL
What is the World Travel & Tourism Council?
“The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism, with a mission to ensure the sector is seamless, secure, safe, inclusive and sustainable.”
What is the Safe travels stamp and global protocols?
The Safe travels stamp is the world’s first global safety and hygiene stamp. The WTTC has put together an evolving, comprehensive set of protocols for the public and private sectors, providing global common standards to ensure safety of workers and travelers as we move to our new normal.
Why is the Safe travels stamp important?
This stamp allows travelers to recognize which governments, destinations, and companies have committed to providing the safest travel experience possible by adopting these safety and hygiene protocols.
While it is impossible to guarantee anything 100%, this stamp signifies which companies have agreed to follow these comprehensive and strict protocols, offering travelers the peace of mind that comes with traveling with a company dedicated to providing safe travels.
2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice
The Travelers’ Choice award was established in 2002, and is the highest honor Tripadvisor can bestow. Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers from around the world, this annual award recognizes the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction and more, across a range of categories.
How is the Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice awarded?
As the name suggests, the Travelers’ Choice award is determined by travelers themselves and the reviews they write. Each year, Tripadvisor combs through reviews, ratings, and raves from travelers everywhere, and use that info to award the very best. We’re excited to be part of that exclusive group and want to thank our guests for their help with keeping us at the top of our game and their part in this major accomplishment!
Winners of the 2022 Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice
Since 2015, Kuoda has been a Travelers’ Choice award-winner.
World Travel Awards
This year we have been selected as a nominee in the 29th annual World Travel Awards, the most prestigious honors program in global travel and tourism, in the category of:
Peru’s Leading Tour Operator 2022: Kuoda Travel
World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality.
Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of awards programs to reward and celebrate the achievements of the very best travel products and services.
Carbon Neutral Certificate
Carbon neutrality is achieved by calculating a carbon footprint and reducing it to zero through a combination of efficiency measures in-house and supporting external emission reduction projects.
In March 2022, we have gone beyond neutrality. Kuoda Travel has achieved a Climate Positive Certification, made possible by joining the Glasgow Declaration for climate-responsible tourism and further solidifying our commitment towards the global movement for sustainable and climate responsible tourism practices .
This distinguished certification acknowledges our efforts to mitigate our carbon footprint. We aim to compensate for the carbon emissions accrued from our tourism services with projects aimed at ecological restoration of forests and ecosystems.
In 2021, 120 trees were planted in the buffer area of the Tambopata National Reserve, an area of high ecological value, which according to the Smithsonian, concentrates about 8% of total biodiversity on the planet. Areas such as this are subject to strong pressure from illegal economic activities, such as mining and wildlife trade. As tourism companies play a fundamental role in climate mitigation actions, we call upon others to help us lead the way through ecological restoration activities.