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Member Press Releases     Delegates  and organisers from the Adverture World Travel Summit, enroute to Innisfallen Island, Lough Lein, Killarney National Park, for a special ceremony on the 6th century Monastic Island by Siamsa Tire, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, included are Chris Doyle, President, Adventure Travel & Trade Asscociation, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive, Kerry County Council, John McCarthy, Tourism Development Officer, Kerry County Council, Cllr John Joe Culluty, Mayor of Killarney, Josephine O'Driscoll, Fáilte Ireland, Michael Gibbons, Archeologist, Jenny De Saulles, Fáilte Ireland, Mike Buckley, Adventure Steering Chairman, and Killarney Boatman, John Michael Lyne.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/NO REPRO FEE/ISSUED 07-10-2014

Ireland Proves a Hit with World’s Top Adventure Specialists

October 14, 2014

As the Adventure Travel World Summit 2014 (ATWS) ends today, delegates have been fulsome in their praise of Ireland. The high profile event, which has been taking place in Killarney since Monday (6th October), was hosted in Ireland for the first time ever and proved an effective opportunity to sell the country to the most influential players within one of tourism’s fastest growing sectors. Attendees included travel agents, bloggers and media and represented a global ‘who’s who’ in the adventure travel industry. Many of the 700 international delegates took part in pre-summit “adventures” (tailored tours to showcase the best Ireland can offer) which showcased the variety and attractiveness on offer for the more adventurous outdoors-loving traveller.  Delegates kayaked, climbed and cycled around many of the best outdoors venues in Ireland – with many tweeting and posting images of their travels all around the world. The timing of the Summit was particularly fortuitous following... Read More →

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TourRadar Increases Bookable Multi­Day Tour Inventory by 5x

October 14, 2014

TourRadar rolls out its Trusted Booking Marketplace to 250+ Multi­Day Tour Operators Worldwide Vienna, AUSTRIA – TourRadar, the web and mobile marketplace for group travel has launched a payment and messaging platform connecting small/medium sized tour operators with customers. Now with 20,000 bookable multi­day tours (previously 4,000) TourRadar boasts the largest unbiased selection on the web. Just two weeks after the switch, customers are giving the thumbs­up to the upgrade in functionality bookings for small/medium operator’s products have increased up to 350%. Tour Operators can provide their trip details, departure dates and prices in a number of ways. TourRadar encourages the use of real­time connections, but the system is flexible and can handle the following integration methods: Reservation platforms such as TourCMS, where availability, descriptions & images can be read in real time and bookings written­in automatically (without having to manage and maintain... Read More →

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Rubondo Island Camp Opens the Tree House: A Romantic Sleep out Overlooking Lake Victoria

October 14, 2014

Rubondo Island Camp is the only camp on Rubondo Island, an uninhabited island 2.5 times the size of Manhattan in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Home to a troop of wild chimpanzees who were brought to the island in the 1960s after being rescued from zoos in Europe, the island is also home to elephants, giraffe and sitatunga. The Rubondo Island Tree House is a romantic sleep out located an easy walk from the end of Rubondo Camp’s private beach. The “tree house” is a circular platform that extends out from a lichen-covered rock-face and is surrounded by wild fig trees and hanging vines. A large “window” through the foliage opens out on a magnificent view over Lake Victoria. The suite itself is an entirely open structure that is partially protected from the elements by a canvas canopy. There are no predators on this remote island, and high up in the canopy guests are safe from the roaming elephants and hippos that may pass below. The tree house has all the comforts of the main camp including... Read More →

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Arizona Outback Adventures Named One of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014

October 14, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ – Arizona Outback Adventures has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. Read the entire list of winners appears online. Over the last twenty years, AOA has become known as the premier outdoor travel and bike rental company in the American Southwest. Whether on a multi-day guided trip or in the simple interaction of a single-day bike rental, staff and guides make the extra effort to share their own enthusiasm for the outdoors and ensure AOA’s travelers will have an authentic and unforgettable adventure experience. This enthusiasm is nurtured by the company’s policies around life-work balance including flexible work schedules, free rock gym and yoga studio membership, usage... Read More →

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Adventure Media Pleased to Announce Borton Overseas as New Client

October 14, 2014

Two Travel Industry Experts Join Forces This Summer 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 expert tour operator Borton Overseas. Bringing travelers to unique corners of the world, Borton Overseas ensures the very best, most in-depth travel experience for its customers. With numerous trips and customizable options, Borton focuses their expertise on East and Southern Africa, all of Scandinavia, worldwide small cruise ships, and other select destinations. With founding heritage rooted deep in Norway, Borton Overseas staff are experts in the destinations in which the company offers tours. In addition to providing incredible journeys on land, Borton Overseas is also the U.S. sales, marketing and reservation headquarters for UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, featuring worldwide, traditional cruises. Other cruise selections range from river... Read More →

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“Raw Travel” Season Two Premieres with Big Growth Spurt

October 2, 2014

Successful Debut Season Leads to Big Growth & Proves Popular Among Variety of Viewers New York, NY - AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) announced today that the syndicated television series Raw Travel® will debut its 2nd season this weekend in over 113 cities representing 85% of the U.S. and almost 100 million homes signifying a big growth spurt for the series. Thanks to a successful debut season that saw the show quickly become one of the most watched authentic travel & lifestyle shows on commercial television, the  series added an additional 40 markets to its affiliate list including Washington DC (CW), Cleveland (NBC), San Diego (CW), Dayton (CBS), Baltimore (Fox), Richmond (ABC), and Honolulu (My) among several others. In addition to over 50% growth in the number of cities served, the show received station and time period upgrades in a variety of  markets such as Houston (NBC), Philadelphia (My), Tulsa (Fox), Knoxville (NBC) and more, giving viewers more access to Raw... Read More →

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La Paz on Foot Launches New Sales and Travel Information Platform

October 2, 2014

After nearly a year of hard work, seemingly endless volleys with their programmer and a revision of all of their innovative programs, La Paz on Foot has launched a new website! Featuring updated galleries of photographs taken by staff, guides and clients, an updated and expanded selection of longer Speciality Tours such as Andean Food & Farms and Andean Biodiversity Expeditions and a much-improved section of Travel Information for visitors to the Central Andes, La Paz on Foot hopes is showing off the results of its ten years of experience in this fascinating region. Stephen Taranto, Program and Sales Manager for the company, explained that “our original website was simpler and focused much less on the power of images to express the beauty and diversity of the Central Andes. The new site highlights the cultural and natural landscapes of the Andes and through our expanded Travel Information section we are providing our clients with valuable information to help them prepare for and then... Read More →

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Global Rescue Launches Travel Risk and Crisis Management Program for Tour Operators

October 2, 2014

With lawsuits on the rise, addresses significant liability issues and helps meet “Duty of Care” obligations Boston, MA – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, today introduced the Global Rescue Travel Risk and Crisis Management (TRCM) program for tour operators. The industry’s most comprehensive TRCM solution, it provides critical pre-planning and assistance, ensuring the highest likelihood of preventing emergencies and having positive outcomes in an emergency. Tour operators who fail to meet their Duty of Care requirements to travelers – disclosing potential hazards and providing reasonable support during emergencies – face significant liability. When something goes wrong on a trip, tour operators and their owners, employees and third-party providers are often sued. Many businesses are not able to survive the aftermath. Lawsuits of... Read More →

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MIR Corporation Wins Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

October 2, 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 2, 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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