awards & affiliations


Journeys International is proud to have received many honors and awards over the years, including the ones listed below.

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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.NGA Cover

"Congratulations on an extremely well deserved recognition. My trip last year to Antarctica was another one of a lifetime trips that I have experienced with Journeys. The first was in 1985 to Peru and then to Nepal in 1993. You are the only adventure travel company that I trust to take me to remote cultures and provide a truly meaningful experience. I would have awarded this prize to you after my very first trip. ...Well Done!!!"
~ Chris Force

Tour of a Lifetime
National Geographic Traveler

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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: 


Top Travel Specialist
Condé Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Travel Specialist 2010 LogoJourneys 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.



The A-List
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 also 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.