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African Travel, Inc. Welcomes Garrett Landry as Northwest DSM

August 29th, 2017, by Joanna Bielawski

 African Travel, Inc. Welcomes Garrett Landry as Northwest DSM

 DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2017 – African Travel, Inc. is pleased to welcome Garrett Landry as the new District Sales Manager for the northwestern United States, covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of northern California. Landry, who started on Aug. 21, is based in Seattle and reports to Director of Sales, Kevan Cowie.  
 
Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Landry attended the University of Washington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on marketing, in addition to a certificate in sales. 
 
Before joining African Travel, Inc., Landry spent three years at Europe Express, a leading wholesale travel provider to Europe. He spent a year as a Marketing Coordinator before being promoted to Inside Sales Specialist, a position which involved maintaining agent relationships, attending trade shows, and served as a key liaison between the outside sales team and internal teams. He worked diligently in his role to improve processes and systems to increase accessibility to product and streamline bookings for agents. Prior to that he was Executive Team Lead at a Seattle-area Target store, where he oversaw “hard lines” of merchandise. A passionate sports fan, Landry did sales and marketing internships while he was in college for both Seattle Reign, the city’s women’s soccer team, and for UW Intercollegiate Athletics. He is also member of the Seattle chapter of Young Travel Professionals. 
 
“We are thrilled to have Garrett join our team,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. "His enthusiasm and passion for travel is infectious and will help us achieve our goal of promoting travel to Africa in his region. We are confident Garrett’s prior experience in sales and marketing will be a great help to agents and our loyal industry partners."
 
Landry’s love affair with traveling started as a child, during his family’s many road trips throughout the 50 states, and was cemented during a life-changing 2007 trip to Peru. Since then he has visited dozens of countries in Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. Although he has never been to Africa, he is fascinated by the continent and cannot wait to immerse himself in its food, culture and wildlife. 
 
“I am beyond ecstatic to join the African Travel, Inc.'s tribe,” Landry said. “I think that every traveler should go to Africa at least once in their life, and I’m looking forward to working with the agents in my territory to bring this goal to fruition.” 
 
Landry is an avid road cyclist, and proudly completed the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride in one day. When he’s not on the back of a bike, he can be found exploring new restaurants or playing Ultimate Frisbee. He can be reached at garrettl@africantravelinc.com. 

For more information and to book an exciting dream safari for your clients, contact African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20

Don’t forget to check out African Travel, Inc.’s Journal Page! Get travel tips, photos and testimonials, and stories from the bush. Subscribe to the RSS feed to get all of these things in one place!

Follow African Travel, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using the hashtag #WeKnowAfrica.

About African Travel, Inc. - "We Know Africa"
African Travel, Inc. is a safari operator with more than 41 years of experience focused solely on planning and operating safaris in Africa. Specializing in tailor-made safaris customized to fit all budgets and bucket lists, travelers are paired with expert safari specialists who take the time to craft their perfect African experience. African Travel, Inc. offers dedicated and experienced teams in Africa, an extensive transportation fleet, and numerous hotels, camps and lodges throughout The Travel Corporation's Africa-based associate companies. Refer to www.AfricanTravelInc.com for a wide variety of ideas and safaris. 

About USTOA
African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 Million.  

About The TreadRight Foundation 
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come.  Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive Officer, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. As an official Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, TTC is dedicated to bringing the industry together with a shared goal of benefiting local communities and the environment.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.  

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Media Contact
Arnelle Kendall
Vice President of Public Relations
African Travel, Inc.
arnelle.kendall@ttc.com
561.330.0850 

African Travel, Inc.’s Top "Adventure Safari" Picks for 2017

May 11th, 2017, by Joanna Bielawski

African Travel, Inc.’s Top "Adventure Safari" Picks for 2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2017 – Simply put, Africa equals adventure. It’s a continent where travelers can have extraordinary experiences every day, from getting up close with exotic animals on safari, to zip lining over stunning gorges, to hiking up rugged mountains, to swimming with sharks. 

African Travel, Inc.’s customized and locally-hosted safaris to southern and eastern Africa can bring you adrenaline-inducing adventure in spades, no matter what your price point or time frame. With a maximum of 12 people per journey and stunning accommodations consistent with our brand, all you need to do is bring your sense of wonder, and we provide the rest. 

Our Safari Specialists’ top "Adventure Safari" picks for 2017 include:  

Thrilling Adventure in Southern Africa: On this adrenaline-inducing itinerary, you’ll experience Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Tuli Game Reserve from all directions – upside down, right-side up, sideways and under water. Hike up and then rappel down Table Mountain, climb into a cage and descend into the Atlantic to get eye-to-eye with great white sharks, and view the mist of Victoria Falls as you zip line through the canopy. Top off your thrills with wildlife-packed game drives on a Big Five safari. 11 days from $6,195* per person. 

Scenic Cape Town and Kruger: This exploration of Cape Town combined with a Big Five safari near Kruger creates the perfect introduction to South Africa’s rich attractions. Beginning with a helicopter flight along the Atlantic seaboard, you’ll have several days to explore “the Mother City.” Delve into the bustling waterfront and scenic Cape Peninsula, take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Next, fly off to your private game lodge adjacent to Kruger National park for exhilarating wildlife viewing. 10 days from $4,895** per person. 

Venture into Southern Africa: Southern Africa's ever-changing scenery is the perfect canvas for this bucket-list adventure that lets you discover the scenic beauty and natural wonders of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Hike up majestic Table Mountain, sleep in a treehouse high above the Kruger National Park, canoe the mighty Zambezi River, immerse yourself fin the mist of Victoria Falls, and top it off with wildlife-packed game drives in Kruger Private Reserve. 11 days from $8,495* per person. 

Zimbabwe Beyond the Rainbow: Beyond the magical rainbows of thundering Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will enthrall you with its excellent game viewing, and enchant you with its warm hospitality. Explore the grandeur of the world’s largest curtain of falling water; then, fly off to safari in the pristine Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks. From your fully-appointed tented camps, watch the parade of wildlife come down to drink. Cap your evenings with unmatched stargazing and lively storytelling around your campfire. 10 days from $7,695* per person. 

*Standard African Travel, Inc. Terms & Conditions apply. Prices are in USD, per person based on double occupancy accommodations. AIR INCLUSIVE PACKAGES, include international and internal air, fuel surcharges, Government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee. Fares valid from New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. Dulles (IAD). Gateway varies by departure. Other US gateways can be requested at additional surcharge and subject to availability. Package prices are valid for 2017 travel, subject to availability, may change without notice and are not retroactive. Blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions apply. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 207144-20. 

**All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, Travel Protection is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 2071444-20. 

For more information and to book the safari of your dreams, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 727-7207, or visit www.africantravelinc.com. 

Don’t forget to check out African Travel, Inc.’s Journal Page!  Get travel tips, photos and testimonials, and stories from the bush. Subscribe to the RSS feed to get all of these things in one place! 

Follow African Travel, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using the hashtag #WeKnowAfrica. 

About African Travel, Inc. - "We Know Africa"
African Travel, Inc. is a safari operator with more than 41 years of experience focused solely on planning and operating safaris in Africa. Specializing in tailor-made safaris customized to fit all budgets and bucket lists, travelers are paired with expert safari specialists who take the time to craft their perfect African experience. African Travel, Inc. offers dedicated and experienced teams in Africa, an extensive transportation fleet, and numerous hotels, camps and lodges throughout The Travel Corporation's Africa-based associate companies. Refer to www.AfricanTravelInc.com for a wide variety of ideas and safaris. 

About USTOA
African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 Million.  

About The TreadRight Foundation Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.  

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.  

Media Contact
Arnelle Kendall
Vice President of Public Relations
African Travel, Inc.
arnelle.kendall@ttc.com
561.330.0850 

African Travel, Inc. Debuts 2017 Safari Academy Webinar Series

February 14th, 2017, by Joanna Bielawski

African Travel, Inc. Debuts 2017 Safari Academy Webinar Series

~ Four lucky travel agents will win spectacular land packages for two ~

 African Travel, Inc. is thrilled to announce its new 2017 Safari Academy webinar series, featuring informative, inspirational and exclusive content ranging from personal experiences from Safari Specialists to conservation initiatives to tips on how to sell this magical destination. African Travel has partnered with some of their favorite South Africa hotels and lodges to create an educational, informative and unique program for the listeners. With Africa’s spectacular wildlife, magnificent landscapes and diverse experiences, each of the nine webinars is dedicated to a key aspect of selling this captivating country to clients.   

“These webinars are an invaluable opportunity for agents to familiarize themselves with product updates while learning best practices and selling tips from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals,” said Sherwin Banda, president, African Travel, Inc. “Each webinar offers unique and valuable information, as well as special incentives, and we’re so excited to offer agents the opportunity to experience one of our extraordinary safari vacations with four amazing land package giveaways.” 

From Feb. 23 - Oct. 12, 2017, agents can enter to win one of four incredible South Africa land packages for two!   

By actively participating in any six of the nine educational webinars, agents will qualify for a drawing to win a free safari for two. Agents will receive one point for each completed webinar attended, either live or recorded; one point for each completed questionnaire received after the webinar; and five points for each new booking of five nights or more with African Travel, Inc. All points will be entered into a randomized drawing and four lucky winners will win a free South Africa educational land safari. The winners will be announced no later than Oct. 27, 2017 via Facebook Live on the African Travel, Inc.'s Facebook page.  

Safari Academy Dates and Registration: 
•    Webinar 1 – Feb. 23 – Selling Africa made easy with African Travel, Inc.
•    Webinar 2 – March 16 – Family Safari
•    Webinar 3 – April 13 – Adventure
•    Webinar 4 – May 16 – Extraordinary Experiences
•    Webinar 5 – June 15 – Primates
•    Webinar 6 – July 20 – Off the Beaten Path
•    Webinar 7 – Aug. 17 – People, Culture and Communities
•    Webinar 8 – Sept. 14 – New 2018 Brochure
•    Webinar 9 – Oct. 12 – Protecting Africa


For more information and to book an exciting dream safari for your clients, contact African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com.
CST 2071444-20 

Don’t forget to check out African Travel, Inc.’s Journal Page!

Get travel tips, photos and testimonials, and stories from the bush. Subscribe to the RSS feed to get all of these things in one place!

Follow African Travel, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using the hashtag #WeKnowAfrica.

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