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MIR Corporation Wins Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

October 1, 2014

Seattle, WA – MIR Corporation, a Seattle-based travel company specializing in culturally immersive journeys to Central Asia, Russia and neighboring countries, is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of Travel Weekly’s 2014 Gold Magellan Award for its new website and the 2014 Silver Magellan Award for its 2014 catalog. Travel Weekly receives entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide, and being selected a winner is a tremendous achievement within the travel industry.  Winners will be highlighted in the October 20th issue of Travel Weekly. “We’ve spent years developing and designing our new website, which launched in early 2014,” said MIR Corporation President Douglas Grimes. “To be honored with Travel Weekly’s 2014 Gold Magellan Award for our website is a great acknowledgment of the hard work our team put into the new site. Winning a Silver Magellan Award for our catalog is icing on the cake!” MIR Corporation has won three Magellan Awards... Read More →

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Staples Video Highlights Brian Morgan and Adventure Life

October 1, 2014

Missoula, MT – All of us have had vacations that sparked the thought, “If only this were my job!” Brian Morgan, CEO & founder of Adventure Life, actually acted upon that dreamy notion back in 1999.  That was the year he founded his international adventure travel company. Hoping to share inspiration and tips among other small business owners, Staples and Inc. selected Adventure Life to be a featured company for their “Make More Happen Every Day” campaign.  This video briefly highlights the process of Adventure Life’s start-up, growth, and success.  Morgan explains how he was able to turn his passion for adventure into a profitable business.  The company’s 20 employees now make adventures reality in their own lives, as well as in the lives of so many others. “We were absolutely honored to be featured in this video,” said CEO & founder, Brian Morgan.  “Hopefully, our company’s success story will inspire others to follow their passion.”  Read More →

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Adventure Media Announces Iceland ProCruises as New Client

October 1, 2014

Setting Sail in June 2015, Iceland ProCruises Brings Expertise to Cruising in the Arctic Wellington, CO — Adventure Media, a company that delivers publicity and media marketing services for adventure travel clients around the world, is pleased to announce it is now representing Iceland ProCruises for their inaugural season! Iceland ProCruises— a division of Iceland ProTravel— is the first Iceland owned expedition cruise line and will set sail in June 2015.  Owners Gudmundur Kjartansson, a native Icelander, and Anne-Cathrin Brocker from Luxembourg have over twenty years of combined experience in Icelandic tourism and are also the owners of Iceland ProTravel. Offering world class expeditions to Iceland and Greenland, Iceland ProCruises provides passengers with comfortable accommodations and unmatched scenery aboard the 224 passenger super yacht Ocean Diamond.  The ship is compact in size, enabling travelers to explore the highlights of Iceland and Greenland that are off the typical... Read More →

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DeLorme inReach Rescues Surge During the Peak Summer Adventure Season

September 29, 2014

The life-saving technology of inReach was used in a rescue almost every day Yarmouth, ME – More people relied on their DeLorme inReach satellite communicator in an emergency this past summer than ever before. During the peak recreation and adventure travel season of May through August, an average of five inReach rescues per week occurred. These emergencies, which happened in remote locations outside of cell phone range, all received assistance more efficiently and effectively because of the use of an inReach device. Chip Sandstedt, an inReach subscriber, used his inReach to trigger an SOS in August when his daughter had a sudden diabetic emergency, deep in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park without any cell signal. Sandstedt soon realized that his daughter’s condition was deteriorating so rapidly that immediate help was critically needed. Using his inReach to trigger an SOS and communicate back and forth with GEOS, DeLorme’s 24/7 global monitoring service partner, Sandstedt... Read More →

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The GSTC Unveils New Criteria Translations

September 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces the GSTC Criteria are now translated into a variety of languages and available for download by the public. The translation of the Criteria was a collaborative effort from organizations and individuals from around the globe. Portions of the criteria are available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, German, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and French. All translated criteria can be found here. The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Criteria are the result of a worldwide effort to develop a common language about sustainability in tourism. Focusing on social and environmental responsibility, as well as the positive and negative economic and cultural impacts of tourism, the criteria are organized into four topics. “The GSTC criteria play an important role in sustainable travel and tourism throughout the world,” says GSTC CEO Randy Durband.... Read More →

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Tour d’Afrique Gears up for a South American Epic

September 29, 2014

At 12,700 km, it will become the world’s longest cycling stage race Toronto – Named for their annual Cairo to Cape Town cycling expedition, Tour d’Afrique Ltd. recently announced that the 2015 South American Epic – a 5.5 month, 128 stage race and supported expedition – is now a guaranteed departure set for July 2015. The multi-country cycling event reinforces the company’s belief that people are looking for every greater challenges, and that grander adventures don’t have to be oriented to the luxury market. Participants from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, among others are already signed on to race this epic event. This will not only be the longest cycling stage race, it will be the longest supported cycling tour ever attempted. Starting from the Caribbean coast in Cartagena, Colombia and ending at the southern tip of the continent in Ushuaia, Argentina. South American Epic is the latest in a string of events put on by Tour d’Afrique Ltd. Their... Read More →

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Facing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

September 29, 2014

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way—one of the wildest, most enchanting, and culturally rich coastal touring routes on the planet—to be showcased internationally as one of the world’s top paddling destinations in the Facing Waves TV series. Heliconia—producers of the Facing Waves TV series—is excited to announce that Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way will be the featured destination in an upcoming, Season 3 episode. The episode will tell the story of one of the wildest and most culturally rich coastal routes on the planet, and share the adventure of exploring the spectacular coastline by stand up paddleboard. Now in its 3rd season of filming, Facing Waves is the first and only TV series of its kind. Each 30-minute episode takes viewers on adventure travels to the world’s top paddling destinations, tells the stories of the people and places, and explores the region from the unique and inspiring perspective of a kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, or raft. Starting April 2015,... Read More →

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ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours is Awarded “Best Adventure Trips of 2014″ by The Active Times

September 29, 2014

Outfitter recognized for their epic ride, “Alps to the Adriatic Italy ExpeditionPlus!” Fort Collins, CO – The Active Times, the world’s best source of authoritative, inspiring, and enlightening content for living the active and adventurous life, has selected ExperiencePlus! as a recipient of, “The Most Amazing Adventure Travel Trips for 2014,” for their Alps to Adriatic Italy ExpeditionPlus! tour. This designation recognizes the top travel adventures around the world which inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. Vacations are centered on relaxation, but the top trips of 2014 are all about exotic and exciting adventures and the balance between leisure and liveliness! The entire list of the 34 award recipients appears online at: Theactivetimes.com. The “Alps to Adriatic Italy ExpeditionPlus!” is an epic ride which travels south from Austria along Italy’s Adriatic coast to its most southern tip at Santa Maria di Leuca. This 27-day challenge traverses... Read More →

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Elephant Pepper Camp Has a Fabulous New Look

September 29, 2014

Extensive refurbishments were carried out at Elephant Pepper Camp early this year, and the results are impressive – if we may say so. The new-look Elephant Pepper Camp is already so popular that for 2015 we have brought forward our summer opening date by 10 days, from 15th June to 5th June, to accommodate demand for bookings. Brand New Tents All the bedroom tents have been completely replaced and the new ones are larger, tan in colour and have more spacious bathroom areas. Last year, we added new tent furniture in the style of Indian Raj campaign, with lots of wood and brass, and altogether, the tents now have a classic, very elegant feel. Plumbing We are happy to announce that we have installed running water throughout the camp, including the showers – providing more comfort for your clients! New second Honeymoon / Family Suite We have extended the camp with the addition of a second Honeymoon / Family Suite – and the two Suites have a new layout – spacious, two-room... Read More →

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SEEtheWILD Offers A Unique Way To Market Wildlife Tours

September 29, 2014

SEEtheWILD, the first and largest website focused on wildlife conservation travel, is offering new benefits for tour operators and non-profit organizations whose tours benefit efforts to protect endangered species. Through our popular website and large social media network, SEEtheWILD engages wildlife enthusiasts around the world to learn about and go see charismatic animals in their natural habitats. We have recently relaunched our website and are now offering membership subscriptions to operators and organizations who qualify. In addition, ATTA members are eligible for a 20% discount on all of our marketing packages. Our wide range of membership plans and benefits offers companies of any size a great way to reach our audience. Our social network includes more than 15,000 Facebook fans, 30,000 Twitter followers, 5,000 email subscribers, and 10,000+ average monthly unique visitors to our website. Benefits include social media promotion, multiple tour postings, sponsored blog content, e-newsletter... Read More →

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