Awards Received



ATC Awards: winner logo

We’re delighted to have won not one but two awards at the Wanderlust Adventure Travel Conference!

Giving Back Award

We’re delighted to have won the Giving Back Award for the second year running! This time around the award has been given for our work in helping disadvantaged children around the world experience their world and cultural heritage. With the help of our amazing operators around the world, the initiative saw us take more than 2,400 children on fun, educational days out. Find out more about our The Inspiration Project here.

Contribution to Adventure Travel Award – Peter Burrell

We were incredibly proud to see our long-standing Managing Director, Peter Burrell, receive the Contribution to Adventure Travel Award! This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to adventure travel, whether through being a trailblazer, helping others, broadening its appeal or bringing it to the consciousness of the public. As Pete now heads off to enjoy his retirement, this was the perfect way to acknowledge his hard work within the industry and to commend his unwavering passion for responsible tourism.

I’ve been doing the best job in the world for 30 years!” ~ Peter Burrell, January 2018  


British Travel Awards  

Exodus was thrilled to win gold at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2018, winning Best Medium-sized Activity and Sports Holiday Company. This award was won by the public vote, so huge thanks to our travellers for voting for us.


Which? Recommend Escorted Tour Provider

which - recommended tour provider July 2019

Exodus is absolutely thrilled to have been named Which? Recommended Provider for 2018 with a customer score of 90% and five-star ratings for the tour, organisation of the holiday and ‘description matching reality’. Exodus is the only adventure travel company within the ‘Escorted Tour Providers’ category to receive this badge of honour. For more information click here.



British Travel Awards

Exodus: Best escorted Adventure Holiday Company – Silver

We’re delighted to have been awarded the ‘Best escorted Adventure Holiday Company – Silver’ at the prestigious British Travel Awards. These awards mean so much to us as they are voted for by you, the customer. Thanks for all the support – we couldn’t do it without you!   

Which? Recommend Holiday Provider

Which? Recommend Holiday Provider

We are really proud to have been named as a Recommend Holiday Providers by Which? for the fourth time! We are one of just five recommended holiday companies, with customer feedback awarding us five stars across the board for Customer Service, Value for Money, Accommodation and Description Matching Reality.



Exodus wins at The Guardian & Observer Travel Awards!

Not once, but twice – we were absolutely thrilled to scoop two coveted Guardian & Observer Travel Awards. One for Most Multiplatform, but the one that really made us happy was the Most Open & Honest award. It really touched us that our travellers would vote for us in this category, and it is certainly something we strive for in all our communications. 

The Guardian & Observer Travel Awards: Most Open and Honest and Most Multiplatform Travel Awards 2016

We were surprised and delighted in equal measure by the awards, so huge thanks to everyone that voted for us! 



Exodus wins gold at the British Travel Awards

Winner - Bristish Travel Awards 2015

At Exodus the festive cheer has started early this year, as the news came through that we have won gold in the prestigious British Travels Award 2015.

We were voted the Best Medium Sized Escorted Adventure Holiday Company by you, the general public.



Sunday Times Travel Editors Award

Sunday Times Travel Editors Award 2015


We are delighted to have been selected for the Sunday Times Travel Editors Award for our Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

On April 25, an earthquake hit Nepal… As the news departments covered the tragedy and we on the Travel section reported on the implications for tourism, I remember being struck by how well many travel companies responded."

But I only have one award to give, and it goes to Exodus: to its management, staff and clients. Its Nepal earthquake fund has raised £225,000 from customers and the wider public; and just as importantly, they’ve followed through by deploying their leaders and guides to help deliver the aid on the ground.

- Stephen Bleach, The Sunday Times Travel Editor

Read the full story and interview on our blog.

Green Tour Operator of the Year – Nominated

Green Tour Operator of the Year – Nominated


Exodus is proud to have been nominated several times for the World’s Leading Green Tour Operator in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the World Travel Awards.




Exodus has been awarded many times over the years.

2012 Awards

British Travel Awards 2012

Winner of the Best Overall Special Interest Tour Operator

We are delighted to have been voted Best Overall Special Interest Tour Operator at the British Travel Awards 2012.

These prestigious awards are voted for by you, the globetrotting public, and are considered to be the most definitive benchmark of excellence for the UK travel industry.

Managing Director, Pete Burrell says: "At Exodus, we have long believed it is our focus, experience and passion, whether for cycling, walking, wildlife or winter activities, that can make a good holiday a truly wonderful one. We always strive to give our customers experiences that really do make them feel more alive."

"We are very proud to have won the Best Overall Special Interest Tour Operator accolade at this year’s British Travel Awards and I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us. It’s great to know we have so many satisfied clients out there and we look forward to seeing you on your next adventure!"

This year’s awards saw a record-breaking 1,088,339 votes cast from over 100,000 households, making the British Travel Awards the largest and most definitive reference for consumer opinion on UK travel industry performance. 

National Geographic Top Tours 2012

China, Nepal, Tibet: The World's Rooftop by Bike
With rides up to 93 miles a day climaxing with big climbs at altitudes up to 16,000 feet, biking from Lhasa to Kathmandu isn't for everybody. But hardy cyclists will be rewarded for their efforts with visits to the remote Sera Monastery and palaces of the Dalai Lama, as well as stunning views of the Himalaya, including the North Face of Everest.
By Margaret Loftus
National Geographic's Traveller Magazine's 2012 'Tours of a Lifetime'


Wanderlust Travel Award Finalist Logo

Wanderlust Travel Awards:

We are delighted to announce that Exodus achieved Finalist for top tour operator in the Wanderlust Travel Awards



2010 Awards

Exodus received no less than FOUR awards at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2010.


The British Travel Awards 2010

We are delighted to announce that Exodus received no less than FOUR awards at the prestigious British Travel Awards.

 - Silver - Environmentally and Socially Responsible Small Tour Operator

 - Silver - Best Tour Operator to Central and South America

 - Bronze - Best Tour Operator to the Middle East

 - Bronze - Best Tour Operator to North Africa

Thank you to everyone who voted for us again this year, we greatly appreciate your support.


National Geographic Traveler's Tours Award

Exodus' Tunisia Desert Explorer - Family Holiday (Trip code: FMT) won the National Geographic Traveller's 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2010.

Awarded due to Exodus' commitment to authenticity, immersion, sustainability and connection.

See the National Geographic page full details on their website



Wanderlust Awards

We're pleased to announce that Exodus have been HIGHLY COMMENDED in the Top Tour Operator category in the Wanderlust Travel Awards at The Times: Destinations Travel Show, Earls Court, London.

This is our best ever performance in the Wanderlust Awards.

We would like to thank all of our clients who nominated us in the Top Tour Operator category.

To view the winning list please visit the Wanderlust Top Tour Operator Awards page

Another category Exodus faired well in was in the Wanderlust Travel Websites, as featured in the Daily Mail: 'Travel websites score higher than traditional guidebooks when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to the results of Wanderlust magazine’s annual travel awards'. Please see the full article on the Daily Mail webpage.



British Travel Awards 2009

Exodus Highly Commended in the Small Tour Operator of the Year category

Exodus are delighted to announce that at the 2009 British Travel Awards, we were Highly Commended in the Small Tour Operator of the Year category.

We're thrilled by this achievement and what makes this award all the more special was that it was voted for by you, our customers!

So thank you all for taking the time to vote for us. Rest assured though, we won't rest on our laurels - for 2010 we'll be striving to win the Gold Award!


2008 Travolution Awards 2008 - Highly Commended Website

'A strong design with an interesting and innovative emphasis on the community elements associated with a niche brand.'



Below are some of the awards we have received in recent years.


National Geographic Survey badge: Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth

National Geographic Survey badge

Tour companies around the world were invited by National Geographic Adventure to fill in questionnaires about their products, which were then scored by the magazine 1 to 100 on the following categories: education, sustainability, quality of service and spirit of adventure. Then a team of Adventure editors, travel writers, and experts vetted those with overall scores of 80 and above and, from this pool of candidates, chose the “Best Outfitters on Earth". What makes this award so special was that it was open to operators from around the world, making it a very prestigious achievement indeed!



2007 The Best Green Tour Operator, UK/Ireland

2007: The Best Green Tour Operator, UK/Ireland

Amazing Thailand
At World Travel Market 2007, Exodus were delighted to be awarded '2007 The Best Green Tour Operator, UK/Ireland' by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.



Waymark Holidays Wins Best Ski Company Award 2007

Waymark Holidays Wins Best Ski Company Award 2007






Paul Morrison Guide Award

The Paul Morrison Award