G Adventures Named Avoya Travel / American Express Preferred Supplier

12 August 2012

Providence, RI - G Adventures entered into a preferred supplier relationship with Avoya Travel / American Express, one of the leading travel agencies in the world and one of the largest American Express Travel Representatives. Now in its 22nd year, G Adventures small traveling groups (average 10-12 passengers) enjoy the ease and convenience of local, personal guides called Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) who provide insider perspective on the company’s tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries.

Avoya Travel / American Express is a highly regarded travel network of hundreds of professional and Independently Owned and Operated Affiliates located around the globe.

“G Adventures is a welcome addition to the Avoya Travel / American Express network,” says Scott Koepf, vice president of sales for Avoya Travel. “They are recognized worldwide for offering award-winning, small group trips thatbring travelers face to face with the most fascinating cultures, customs and inspiring wildlife, well off the beaten tourist track, and they do so in a responsible manner.”

With G Adventures, Avoya affiliated travel agencies and their guests will find the largest variety of destinations, departure dates and an unparalleled choice of trip styles – from Active and Family to Classic and Limited Edition; as well as Discovery Adventures™ educational trips with a comfortable feel. The company’s small ship of 140 passengers means travelers embarking on Polar Expedition Cruises in Antarctica and the Arctic explore in a more intimate way. A new program for G Adventures includes West Africa cruises aboard the M/S Expedition as it explores this under-explored region from Cape Town to Dakar.

“We’re excited to partner with Avoya Travel / American Express - who has an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding service to travelers. Like Avoya, we believe service differentiates our company from the rest,” says Ron Fenska, G Adventures US director of sales. “In fact 'Lead with Service' is one of our 5 core values. Travel agents can be confident in selling G and knowing that from the time they are booked through traveling with our Chief Experience Officers (tour leaders), G travelers are immersed in personal, real, and sustainableexperiences.”