99.14 per cent approval and satisfaction rating from Wanderlust travel magazine, Brighton-based Selective Asia has been named Best Tour Operator in the annualWanderlustmagazine reader awards.

The company took the gold (top) category prize recording a 99.14 per cent approval and satisfaction rating among readers of and subscribers to the leading travel magazine.

Established in 2006 by managing director Nick Pulley as a fledging one-man band, Selective Asia now employs a staff of almost 30 at its offices in North Road and each year sends around 2500 travellers to a range of places across South East Asia, Japan, the Maldives, Taiwan and South Korea.

As part of an expanding programme the company has recently added India, Nepal and Bhutan to its portfolio, bringing the total number of destinations it features to 18.

“TheWanderlustawards are especially important as they are voted on by readers of a magazine who are not only passionate about travel, they are adventurous, enquiring and rightly expect imagination, great advice and top-notch service from the companies with which they travel,” says Nick Pulley.

“One of the most exciting things in recent years has been to see how ‘small, specialist’ travel companies such as Selective Asia have grown and how they can make a mark by delivering holidays out of the ordinary, that are created by experts who really know their stuff and that always try and give something back in terms of the environment and the communities with which we work.

“What is especially rewarding for the team atSelective Asia is our extremely high level of repeat business and to know our clients trust us to deliver holidays that are never merely off-the-shelf – and inspire them to explore new paths.”

Selective Asia has previously been recognised by the press, readers and customers with awards fromWanderlustand the Daily Telegraph.

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