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Asia Transpacific Journeys Garners Three Awards: Prestigious Travel Magazines Cite Philanthropy, Travel Commitment

BOULDER, CO – Asia Transpacific Journeys, an Asia tour company, received three awards in November 2009 for their commitment to philanthropy, regional expertise and in-depth knowledge of travel in Asia, announced Marilyn Downing Staff, founder and CEO.

Travel + Leisure magazine presented the annual Global Vision Award to the Asia Transpacific Foundation for their outreach in Myanmar (Burma), where the non-profit foundation creates and operates locally staffed production facilities that produce simple ceramic water filters, which in turn provide clean drinking water to undeveloped rural areas in Asia.

National Geographic Adventure magazine gave the company star billing in its “25 Best New Trips for 2010” feature story, recognizing Asia Transpacific Journeys exploration of Laos.

“Northern Laos has such a remarkable natural setting”, noted Downing Staff, “where vertical limestone mountains meet up with the Nam Ou River which winds through the area and is perfect for exploration.” National Geographic Adventure magazine suggested that “Guests can leave the planning to Asia Transpacific Journeys, the first (and so far, only) outfitter to run trips here.”

Travel + Leisure magazine also singled out the company’s depth of commitment and regional expertise for travel in Vietnam by including its tour of Vietnam in the category of “15 Trips to Change Your World.” Says Travel + Leisure, “Asia Transpacific Journeys, with over 20 years experience in the region, is the ultimate guide to the country’s history and culture.”

About Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys is a Boulder, Colorado-based Asia travel company and Asia tour operator specializing in Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips to Asia and the Pacific region since 1987. Outstanding service, long-standing connections in Asia and deeply insightful cultural interpretation make them the Asia travel company of choice for the American Museum of Natural History, The Harvard and Yale alumni associations, the World Wildlife Fund, as well as discerning individuals, their families and friends. Journey Beyond the Ordinary ™

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