Is Blue Sky Wildlife fast becoming the Airbnb or Uber of the wildlife industry?
With the explosion of peer to peer applications and websites around the world, it is not surprising that Blue Sky Wildlife is an online marketplace which connects the eco tourist with reliable local wildlife specialists across 35 destinations worldwide. A first for the wildlife industry.
Launched two years ago, in collaboration with Tim Appleton MBE, co-founder of Birdfair, Blue Sky Wildlife offers the independent traveller a choice of over 450 unique tour itineraries which they can book directly with established and award-winning local tour operators and companies already listed on this growing ecotourism website. Two destinations, Spain and Peru, already offer over 70 wildlife itineraries in each destination which no other wildlife company presently offers worldwide.
Photo credit: Machu Picchu, Peru – Green Tours
Travellers can choose from an extensive selection of trips, some of which are set departure tours while others are available throughout the year. For wildlife enthusiasts who would like something more bespoke, the majority of the local wildlife specialists listed offer tailor-made tours.
“We always set out to create something truly unique for the wildlife travel industry and wanted to create a platform to support the quality local specialist while enabling the traveller to secure the best experience and deal by communicating directly” commented Chris Larsen, Director Blue Sky Wildlife.
The eco tourist benefits from dealing directly with the local specialist, whether that is by phone or email as who better to organise a holiday than a specialist who lives and breathes their market! Travellers will also get a better deal by buying directly as there is no middle man, making it better for them and also better for the local economy.
Blue Sky Wildlife offers a range of wildlife experiences including birdwatching, conservation, ecolodges, family, photography, safaris and trekking.
Blue Sky Wildlife is committed to sustainable ecotourism and has been recognised as a Birdlife Species Champion supporting the Birdlife International Preventing Extinctions programme since 2016.
Originally Published: 31 Jan 2018