SEATTLE, WA – Today, the Kusini Collection, announces its new Africa and Latin America travel representation and marketing portfolio. The US-based travel marketing firm represents an exclusive group of complementary, owner-operated camps, lodges and ground handlers in Africa and Latin America. The Kusini Collection offers premium service and truly unique travel experiences. The collection is intimate, personalized and entirely focused on connecting highly-qualified, knowledgeable North American agents and outfitters with elite operating partners in Africa and Latin America. Ultimately, the Kusini Collection strives to increase occupancy and drive travelers to the destinations they support.
Kusini Collection clients include New Frontiers Tours & Travel, based in Durban, South Africa. New Frontiers is South Africa’s premier tour operator specializing in up-market, tailor made arrangements in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In Uganda and Rwanda, client Classic Africa Safaris is theregion’s premier ground operator, specializing in professionally escorted tours and safaris, and is Uganda’s only 100% carbon neutral safari operator. Las Piedras Amazon Tours, a Kusini client based in Puerto Maldonado, Peru operates two eco-lodges deep in the Amazon rain forest.
Principal Lyndsay Harshman’s extensive background includes in-depth travel industry experience with leading US outfitters, as well as a successful career in advertising and public relations. Harshman has headed Sales & Marketing teams at top adventure and luxury travel companies, scouted and developed many award-winning tours, and managed travel programs to destinations in Central and South America, East and Southern Africa and the Mediterranean.
Her travel experiences began while studying environmental biology and cultural anthropology in Nairobi, Kenya. She then returned to the US to complete her degree in Journalism/Public Relations. During the past decade, Lyndsay has gained valuable experience in over 30 countries around the world, including returning to Kenya to coordinate development and fund raising efforts for the LifeWater Kenya, an NGO based in Nakuru.