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Adventure travel to hit the streets of New York

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August 7, 2007 – G.A.P Adventures, a world leader in adventure travel, is bringing its unique brand to the streets of New York City with its newest and largest adventure travel concept store. This unique store, the first of its kind in the United States, promises to get New Yorkers addicted to adventure!

The grand opening on Saturday, September 15, 2007 will feature special presentations by G.A.P Adventures CEO Bruce Poon Tip (1-2pm) and by one of America’s foremost experts on budget travel, Arthur Frommer (2-3pm) as well as trip giveaways and international music and dance demonstrations.

The concept store delivers a unique ‘adventure travel experience’, where New Yorkers can explore G.A.P Adventures’ small group, eco-friendly style of travel. The store will also offer informational travel seminars and entertaining special events.

For the first week of the store opening, G.A.P Adventures will donate 10 per cent of all sales to Planeterra, its non-profit organization, which supports local community projects around the world and international charities. Through G.A.P Adventures’ commitment to responsible tourism, it developed the Planeterra Foundation as a way for the company and its travelers to give back to the communities visited on its trips.

Store features include:

  • State of the art iMacs where travelers can explore thousands of exciting adventures.
  • A casual, open environment where visitors can enjoy world music from G.A.P Adventures trip destinations.
  • Knowledgeable staff who are intimately familiar with the G.A.P Adventures small group and sustainable style of travel, and who will provide both first-hand travel advice as well as book trips.
  • A multi-media theatre, with the latest Plasma and LCD screens showing videos of the Great Adventure People TV series, which follows a real group of travelers on a G.A.P Adventures tour. The theatre will also be used for special events such as travel packing tips, staying healthy on the road and travel writing seminars.

G.A.P Adventures New York Concept Store:
364 Avenue of the Americas (at Washington Place)
Phone: 212 228 6655/ Toll free 888 800 4100
Fax: 212 260 5729
Email: [email protected]

Store Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

About G.A.P Adventures
G.A.P Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry. We offer unique small group adventures, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents with a focus on culture, nature and active travel to more than 60,000 travelers annually.  Our unique and varied styles of award-winning trips are ideal for people with a sense of adventure – who want to travel off the beaten path, immerse themselves in the local culture and environment and experience the real world in a sustainable manner. G.A.P Adventures is also the proud owner of the legendary polar expedition ship the M/S Explorer. Through G.A.P Adventures’ commitment to responsible tourism, we developed the Planeterra Foundation as a way for us and our travelers to give back to the communities we visit on our trips. The New York City Concept store is G.A.P Adventures’ fifth and its largest, with other stores located in Melbourne, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information! please visit

Media contact:
Kira Zack
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 416 263 4696

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