KE strives to offer the the ultimate adventure experience; with the best choice of holidays, friendly customer service and responsible travel. Within the travel industry we are regularly recognised for our achievements and are proud to have been awarded numerous accolades.
Wanderlust reader travelled with 450 different companies over the past year and the standard of service was so high that it took 90% in satisfaction to make the top ten! We were, for the second year running, delighted that KE was voted in the Top Ten Tour Operators with a Customer Satisfaction of 91.11%. We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who voted for us.
Wanderlust Top 50 Trips for 2014
We are delighted that our NEW From the Pacific to the Caribbean Discovery Holiday has been featured in the Wanderlust Top 50 Trips for 2014. KE Adventure 'Discovery holidays' were launched in 2012 and focus on the culture of a destination as well visiting iconic sights, embracing local traditions whilst never being too physically demanding. From the Pacific to the Caribbean 14 day Discovery holiday starts on the Pacific coast in Nicaragua with a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua touring the islets of Granada and continues a journey through Central American countries, El Salvador and Honduras.
Sunday Times Top 100
KE's NEW Greenland Cruises topped the 'Hit The Deck' section of the Sunday Times Best 100 holidays for 2014. The combination of spotting Bowhead Whales and the magical Aurora Borealis from the deck of the four mast schooner Rembrandt van Rijn and the option of snowshoeing or skiing on West Greenland's glaciers pushed these once in a lifetime holidays way above the competition from the cruising giants in the industry.
Wanderlust readers travelled with 605 different companies over the past year and the standard of service was so high that it took 95% in satisfaction to make the top ten! We were absolutely delighted that KE was voted in the Top Ten Tour Operators with a Customer Satisfaction of 95.45%. We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who voted for us. Lyn Hughes of Wanderlust said "This result shows that you can't beat a specialist".
Wanderlust Top 50 Trips for 2013
We are delighted that not 1 but 2 of our NEW Holidays for 2013 have been featured in the Wanderlust Top 50 Trips for 2013. Our Giants of the Pamir trekking holiday in China takes 19 days and starts out from the former Silk Road oasis and trading post of Kashgar and forges a route across high passes beneath the twin Pamir peaks of Kongur (7720m) and Mustagh Ata (7646m). Also making the grade is our Beaches and Baobabs of Northern Madagascar. A 13-day discovery holiday with it's distinctive indigenous wildlife and welcoming human population. Few visitors make it to the north of this vast island, where spectacular landscapes, endless beaches and incredible wildlife can be found.
AITO Sustainable Tourism Award
Once again KE has achieved the top (5-star) status within AITO’s Sustainable Tourism award system - on account of our Sustainable Tourism policies, the implementation of sustainable office practice, communication with our customers, environmental practice and practical within-destination activity. View Sustainable Tourism to learn more about our practices and also our ongoing work with our partner charity The Juniper Trust .
National Geographic Traveler 2012
We are delighted to announce the well-respected US publication; National Geographic Traveler has once again included one of KE's family holidays amongst its annual '50 Tours of a Lifetime'. Their editorial team worked hard to find 2012's most authentic, innovative, immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours. They wanted a trip that had the power to change lives and our Treasures of Transylvania with its hiking, biking, geocaching, village life and touch of Dracula proved the perfect holiday.
Outside Magazine 2011 - Top 10 Trips of the Year
Every year Outside Magazine selects the very best trips from around the globe for their ‘Trips of the Year' listing. Chosen from the most creative, affordable and down-right fun selection of trips in years, we are delighted that our brand new Africa's Big 3 has been picked as one of the Top Ten Trips of the Year for 2011! Our ‘Explore More' expedition to climb Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Mount Stanley is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and completely unique to KE!
National Geographic Traveler 2011
KE's Family Adventure holiday - 'High Jinks in Bulgaria' has been included in the National Geographics Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2011. All the tours included were culled from thousands of tours worldwide. National Geographic state that the final 50 are an antidote to the average-all offered by outfitters with solid reputations in the industry. They offer a short but deep dive into far-flung cultures and transformative experiences. They looked for tours designed for experience, immersion, sustainability, and cultural connection.
Outside Magazine 2010 - Trips of the Year
Outside Magazine set a mission to sort through 763 of the world's most spectacular new outfitted adventures and choose 20 that will blow your mind, but not your savings. We are delighted that our Peaks and Valleys Jebel Sirwa Trekking holiday in Morocco was picked as one of those Top 20 Trips of the Year for 2010.
Wanderlust Travel Awards 2009
In February 2009, this leading UK outdoor magazine awarded KE the Bronze Medal in the 'Top Tour Operator' category of its annual travel awards. Based on the results of a survey of its readers, KE was ranked 3rd out of 391 tour operators.
National Geographic Adventure 2009
No. 2 'Best Trekking Operator on Earth' with 100% in customer satisfaction
Who is pushing the frontiers of discovery and giving back to the planet? That's what this internationally respected magazine wanted to know. In 2008, they hired a panel of independent travel experts. In their first worldwide rating of 200 adventure tour companies, KE was rated the 'Best Hiking and Trekking Outfitter on Earth'. With high marks in Client Service and Sustainability, KE was the only tour operator out of the 200 to score a perfect 100 for 'Spirit of Adventure'. In the same survey in 2009, KE was runner up in the Best Hiking and Trekking Outfitter category and rated at 100% for Customer Satisfaction.
National Geographic Adventure 2009
Kamchatka - Land of Fire and Ice voted as one of the Best 25 trips
Annually, National Geographic Adventure Magazine award seeks to name the 25 best new trips. KE is proud to have been included in this list, for our amazing adventure Kamchatka - Land of Fire and Ice. A true wilderness experience in the heart of the Russian peninsular, with amazing volcano trekking and wildlife a plenty, it has been recognised for the unique trip it really is.
National Geographic Traveller 2009
Morocco - Les Petit Caravanniers family adventure voted one of 50 tours of a lifetime
For the past four years, National Geographic Traveler Magazine has run a feature on '50 Tours of a Lifetime' and we are proud to have been selected a second time for our Petits Caravanniers Family Adventure in Morocco. The article covers three categories of trips, Active, Cultural and Classic - with our family adventure naturally falling into the active category. The focus this year has been not only on the most singular, authentic, and sustainable trips on offer by tour companies but also on the best value trips.
Rough Guide 'Recommended Operator' 2009
If you are wanting comprehensive travel information, Rough Guides are almost always the first place to turn. With such a wealth of knowledge and information, KE are proud to have been named as one of the Rough Guide Recommended Operator in 2009.
Outside Magazine 2007
Oman Adventure Trek - Trip of the Year Award
KE were proud to accept the Outside Magazine Trip of the Year award for our trip to Oman. Every year the US based Magazine, picks just 10 trips for this award, each from a different world region. Winning the Eastern Europe and Middle East catagory, KE's Oman Adventure trekking explores the very best of the country.
Wanderlust Travel Awards 2007
KE Adventure website ranked in the top 10 travel websites.
Voted for by Wanderlust readers, the 2007 Travel Awards covered everything from best airport to best travel writer. KE were ranked 5 in the top 10 scoring 89% for our website.
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2007 - Highly Commended
KE was awarded Highly Commended status in the Best Tour Operator category of the 2007 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.