Local Tour Company Gains Global Recognition for Eco-Tourism
PicTours Alaska helps local visitors understand Alaska's worldwide impact
A local tour operation, PicTours Alaska, has been recgonized by Travel & Hospitality Magazine, London, England, as Most Eco-Friendly Tour Company in Alaska for 2018.
This annual publication features exotic destinations throughout the world for a high-end and exclusive readership. PicTours Alaska was nominated for its efforts during the 2017 summer tour season by an anonymous guest. “We are happy to be selected as Travel & Hospitality's, "Eco Friendly Tour Company of the Year for Alaska”, said PicTours Alaska owner, Bob Terrazas.
"Travel and tourism can be life-changing experiences, one which is often told through the photographs captured along the way,” said Julie Saupe, President and CEO of Visit Anchorage. “For some, it is essential that the journey be eco-conscious as well. PicTours Alaska provides the best of both, and we are pleased to have them as an option for the nearly one million visitors who will visit Anchorage this year.”
Tourism continues to grow in Alaska. “Tourism is a large part of Anchorage’s economy – and as the world becomes more eco-conscious, there are going to be people that desire to leave minimal impact to their destination,” said Bill Popp, President & CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. “Companies like PicTours are doing their part to support the local economy, and ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty that Alaska has to offer."
Eco-tourism has emerged as a key category for tourists who are specifically selecting destinations as well as activities that are eco-friendly. There are four-pillars to Eco-tourism; Enviro-Responibility, Social Equity, Enhancement of Local Economy, and Cultural Vitality.