Austin Adventures

Website: http://www.austinadventures.com

The story of Austin Adventures is really about founder Dan Austin and his passion to create the world’s best active travel company. For a legacy dating back over 40 years, Dan has sharing his love of adventure with each and every guest. Austin Adventures' longtime insider's knowledge and extensive contacts in each destination they visit allow them to offer cultural and artistic experiences and encounters that give their guests a much more in-depth feel for the local people and their way of life.

Many companies may cover the world, but AA focuses solely on The Americas, Africa and Europe. They just want to be the best wherever they go. Itineraries are designed to deliver surprising luxury with an absence of pretension. They have done their research and know the best accommodations in each region to rest and recharge. Whether you dine in a 5 star restaurant or are served campfire-side, you will enjoy the finest local cuisine and wines, artfully prepared and deliciously sinful. You are a VIP with Austin Adventures and they promise to deliver on each traveler’s high standards for luxury, quality and comfort.

Activities and Destinations

BIKE / CULTURAL TOURS Asia / Pacific

    • Europe
      • Austria
      • France
      • Germany
      • Holland
      • Italy

MULTI-SPORT / CULTURAL / NATIONAL PARK TOURS

    • Africa
      • South Africa – Kruger NP
    • Central America
      • Costa Rica – Corcovado and Tortuguero NP
      • Mexico – Baja, Oaxaca and Chiapas
      • Panama
    • US & Canada - Mountain West
      • Alberta – Banff NP
      • Montana – Yellowstone  NP
      • Wyoming – Grand Teton NP
      • South Dakota – Badlands NP
    • US Pacific Coast
      • California – Yosemite NP
      • Oregon – Crater Lake NP
    • US & Canada - Northwest
      • Alaska – Glacier Bay NP & Kenai Fjords NP
      • BC – Okanagan Valley
      • BC – Vancouver Island – Pacific Rim NP
      • BC - Whistler
      • Washington – North Cascades NP
    • US Southwest
      • Arizona – Grand Canyon NP
      • New Mexico
      • Utah – Bryce & Zion NP
    • South America
      • Ecuador – Galapagos NP
      • Peru – Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

FAMILY MULTI-SPORT / CULTURAL TOURS

  • Alaska
  • Austria
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Costa Rica
  • France (Loire)
  • Galapagos
  • Germany (Mosel)
  • Grand Canyon (Havasu)
  • Holland
  • Panama
  • South Africa
  • Vancouver Island (BC)
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Whistler (BC)

FOOD & WINE / MULTI-SPORT / CULTURAL TOURS

  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico (Chiapas and Oaxaca)
  • Tuscany
  • Canada (Okanagan Valley)

SAFARI / NATURAL WORLD EXPLORATIONS

  • Galapagos
  • South Africa
  • Zambia

 

 

Billings-Based Nonprofit Wheels of Change Teams Up with Zoo Montana In Drive to Collect Donated Bicycles Destined for Namibia

 

Drop Off a Bike at the Zoo and Receive One Free Admission 

Billings, MT, August 17, 2012 –  Billings-based humanitarian organization Wheels of Change http://www.wocinternational.org/, that brings empowerment and mobility to the people of rural Africa through donated bicycles has teamed up with Zoo Montana to help fill a shipping container targeted for delivery to the Wuparo Conservancy in the Caprivi region of Namibia. The public is invited from now until the container is full, to drop off donated mountain bikes at the zoo and in return receive a free pass for admission.

A representative of the Wuparo Conservancy in Namibia while touring Montana as part of a “No Borders” Tourism Exchange Mission September 6-16 will give his blessing to the shipping container (which can hold up to 400 donated bikes and parts) during a private welcome dinner at the zoo on September 6th. The shipment will travel from Billings to his homeland thanks to Wheels of Change, an international non-profit created by Billings-based Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/) dedicated to the simple belief that a bicycle can make a difference.

Dan Austin, ALA and Wheels of Change founder pointed out, “We will continue to accept donated bikes right up until we close the container doors. The good folks at Zoo Montana have been generous and allowed us to not only use their location as a staging area, but have also agreed to incentivize the public to donate with the reward of free zoo admission.”

Dan Austin is the director of Austin Lehman adventure travel which has a 38-year legacy of offering upscale active vacations in the Americas, Europe and Africa. ALA establish the international headquarters of Wheels of Change in 2011 which quickly received international commendation as recipient of Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2011 Global Vision Award for corporate innovation.

WOC partnering with the Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia will use the bicycles to create a Bicycle Empowerment Center at the Wuparo Conservancy in the Caprivi region of Namibia. It is a coordinated effort involving Austin Adventures, World Wildlife Fund, Catholic Services and Wheels of Change http://www.wocinternational.org/.

An award-winning safari camp in Namibia, Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge http://nkasalupalalodge.com/, expects to establish a village bike tour using some of the donated bikes. The tour will augment ALA’s safari programming on the wetland paradise known as Mamili or Nkasa Lupala National Park created by the many channels of the Kwando-Linyanti river system. The lodge and the Wuparo Conservancy are part of the successful and award winning Namibian conservancy program that won the 2011 Hospitality Association of Namibia Conservancy Tourism Award.

Wheels of Change, through the donation of new and used bikes, helps the people of Africa gain access to mobility and thus, a better life for all in their communities. As an organization, WOC wants to help form the foundation for positive economic and social change in Africa.

Bicycle Empowerment Network http://www.benbikes.org.za/namibia/ has grown since 2006 to more than 28 shops where Namibians can buy or rent affordable bikes and receive repairs thanks to Namibia's Bicycle Empowerment Centre.

A Bicycle Empowerment Center is achieved after up to 400 bicycles along with tools and spare parts are loaded into one shipping container that itself becomes a village operated bike shop providing a source of employment and revenue. A center provides refurbished bicycles free of charge to, among others, healthcare outreach volunteers and school children. Income from bike-related activities goes to assisting a sustainable business model while creating local jobs. Profits are reinvested in other community projects such as growing food for AIDS orphans, making micro loans to foster small enterprises, purchasing school uniforms, and paying school fees for disadvantaged children.

Austin asks that anyone wishing to donate money, bikes, helmets, parts and/or tools for the current shipment to bring them to Zoo Montana http://www.zoomontana.org/ located at 2100 S Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT ph: (406) 652-8100.  Those wanting to get involved and support the general work that is being done are asked to call or email Dan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-406-671-6067.

NOTE TO EDITORS / WRITERS: Please contact Widness & Wiggins PR (below) if you are interested in covering the “No Borders” cultural exchange.

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Austin Adventures Announces Exclusive Adventure Travel Partnership with Eastern Mountain Sports

 

Customers of the Two Award-Winning Companies Will Benefit With Enhanced Services and Privileges

Billings, MT, Aug. 8, 2012– Award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active tour company setting land-and-cruise adventure travel vacations standards in The Americas, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, announces that Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) http://www.ems.com/ has selected ALA to be its exclusive adventure travel partner and purveyor.

The announcement was made this week by Dan Austin, ALA’s founding director and Scott Barrett, EMS Vice President.

“This new preferred partner relationship brings together two companies whose respective clientele expect only the best in quality and service,” said Austin. “Clients of both companies will benefit from the alliance as EMS refers customers to ALA for their active adventure tour needs and Austin Adventures in turn, directs tour participants to EMS for fulfillment of apparel and equipment needs.”  See: http://www.austinlehman.com/about-us/eastern-mountain-sports-pages-645.php

Austin said that ALA and its guests will enjoy the advantages of EMS’s superior buying power and quality product offerings. Guests will benefit from links to easy online EMS shopping lists and ALA-suggested packing lists, special VIP incentives at EMS for all ALA trip guests, and coupons and awards for ALA travelers that can be redeemed at EMS online and in store.

In turn, ALA will engage EMS customers by providing special VIP and exclusive offerings of ALA trips as part of a developing EMS Customer Loyalty Program. The partnership also plans cross-promotional opportunities including in-store promotions, kiosks and video on ALA adventure trips. Exclusive EMS tours and departures will be featured. EMS will host ALA-sponsored Travel Nights (with slides, speakers, refreshments) at some of their flagship locations.

“Eastern Mountain Sports is all about helping our customers have unforgettable outdoor experiences,” said Barrett. “In addition to the top-quality gear and expert advice our customers expect from us, this partnership with Austin Adventures enables us to connect our customers with world class adventure trips straight from our stores and web site.”

About Eastern Mountain Sports

Founded in 1967 by two New England rock climbers and based in Peterborough, N.H., Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) is one of the nation’s leading outfitters of outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories with 68 retail stores in 12 states.  The Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School was started in 1968, and currently has 4 major locations and 7 satellite locations throughout the East, making it the oldest and largest climbing school in the eastern U.S. More information is available at http://www.ems.com/.

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures Adventure Travel, with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents and has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning.  ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award for four consecutive years (2009-2012). In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative that brings mobility and hope to rural Africa villages.

For a comprehensive 2012 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/. To access a digital version of the 2012 catalog go to: www.austinlehman.com/2012catalog

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Representative of Namibia’s Wuparo Conservancy to Bless Shipment of 300 Donated Bikes Traveling from Billings, MT, to Namibia

 

Namibian-Montana Tourism Exchange Sept. 6-16 to Focus on How Sustainable Tourism Fits Into Respective Ideologies and Lands.

Billings, MT, Aug. 7, 2012– A representative of the Wuparo Conservancy in Namibia while visiting in Montana this September will give his blessing to a shipping container of some 300 donated bikes that will travel from Billings to his homeland thanks to Wheels of Change, an international non-profit created by Austin Adventures (ALA) dedicated to the simple belief that a bicycle can make a difference.

The conservancy guest will be among 14 delegates participating in a Sept. 6-16 cross-cultural “no borders” exchange between US-based land owners, Native American tribal leaders, government representatives and park conservationists and their counterparts from Namibia who are gathering here to share ideas on how tourism fits into their respective ideologies and onto their lands.

Award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active travel company setting adventure vacations standards in The Americas, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and others are organizing their itinerary. http://www.austinlehman.com/about-us/namibia-conservancy-tourism-exchange-pages-648.php

WOC partnering with Michael Linke of the Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia will use the bicycles to create a Bicycle Empowerment Center at the Wuparo Conservancy in the Caprivi region of Namibia. It is a coordinated effort involving Austin Adventures, World Wildlife Fund, Catholic Services and Wheels of Change http://www.wocinternational.org/.

An award-winning safari camp in Namibia, Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge http://nkasalupalalodge.com/, expects to establish a village bike tour using some of the donated bikes. The tour will augment ALA’s safari programming on the wetland paradise known as Mamili or Nkasa Lupala National Park created by the many channels of the Kwando-Linyanti river system. The lodge and the Wuparo Conservancy are part of the successful and award winning Namibian conservancy program that won the 2011 Hospitality Association of Namibia Conservancy Tourism Award.

Wheels of Change, through the donation of new and used bikes, helps the people of Africa gain access to mobility and thus, a better life for all in their communities. As an organization, WOC wants to help form the foundation for positive economic and social change in Africa, driven by the simple belief that a bicycle can make a difference.

Bicycle Empowerment Network http://www.benbikes.org.za/namibia/ has grown since 2006 to more than 28 shops where Namibians can buy or rent affordable bikes and receive repairs thanks to Namibia's Bicycle Empowerment Centre.

A Bicycle Empowerment Center is achieved after up to 400 bicycles along with tools and spare parts are loaded into one shipping container that itself becomes a village operated bike shop providing a source of employment and revenue. A center provides refurbished bicycles free of charge to, among others, healthcare outreach volunteers and school children. Income from bike-related activities goes to assisting a sustainable business model while creating local jobs. Profits are reinvested in other community projects such as growing food for AIDS orphans, making micro loans to foster small enterprises, purchasing school uniforms, and paying school fees for disadvantaged children.

On the September Namibia/Montana tourism exchange delegates will meet with property owners, managers and government officials to explore how they manage wide open spaces and incorporate sustainable adventure tourism activities such as biking, rafting, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. In turn, the international guests will discuss how their land conservancy model works in Namibia and how it might work on reservations, public and private lands. The 10-day tour will wrap up in Bozeman with an American football game as guests of Montana State University. See: www.austinlehman.com/namfam.

The delegation of 14 Namibian tourism industry representatives, including four conservancy representatives (some of whom are members of the Himba and Herrera tribes), will experience a tour of southeastern Montana and Yellowstone National Park.

Participants include ALA, Conservancy Development Support Services (CDSS), Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Organizations (NACSO), including members of the Himba and Herrera tribes, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and award-winning safari operator Wilderness Safaris.

The foreign visitors will learn about adventure tourism, inclusive of such issues as client safety, security and liability, and sustainability as practiced by ALA, an established adventure tour operator conducting business worldwide. Along the way they will be exposed to the guiding practices and interpretation techniques that comprise a significant part of the visitor experience while on an adventure travel tour.

In Yellowstone National Park they will meet with park officials as well as representatives of Xanterra Corporation, the largest US National Park concessionaire, about how they manage their environmental footprint, including management of such issues as clean water, sewage, solid waste, energy and wildlife.

Cross-cultural exchanges between the Namibians and Native American tribal leaders from southeast Montana will delve into how to establish and operate indigenous tourism experiences, while Montana state officials will discuss how to establish and manage a dedicated fund to support small and medium tourism enterprises.

Because of the sheer volume of Namibia’s tourism joint ventures, Dan Austin, ALA’s founder and owner, says Namibia offers a true education into how private and public sectors collaborate with host communities. All the joint ventures in the communal conservancies combined represent 1,356 bed nights, over 900-plus full-time jobs and over 250 seasonal positions.

“In the process, not only are communities benefitting in ways previously unimaginable, but the national tourism product is being redefined in more equitable and sustainable ways,” notes Austin, pointing out that nearly half of the country’s 76 registered conservancies are adjacent to national parks or in key corridors between protected areas.  Wildlife-friendly land uses adjacent to and between parks are enhancing the viability of Namibia’s protected area network.  The recovery of prey species, combined with an increased tolerance of community, is facilitating the recovery of high-level predators on a landscape level in north-western Namibia.

Namibia is the only country in Africa where black rhinos are successfully being translocated out of a national park and into communal conservancy land areas, in stark and dramatic contrast to the poaching taking place in many countries in the region.  Its free-roaming lion population is expanding thanks to a dramatic decrease in poaching.

As this country repeatedly undertakes the largest road-based wildlife count in the world, its conservation success stories stand out in sharp contrast to most African countries where wildlife populations and habitats are rapidly declining.

“Namibia very well may be one of the greatest African wildlife recovery stories to be told,” believes Austin whose company has run multi-sport vacation opportunities here since 2008.

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents building an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in The Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, and biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning and a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award (a Top 3 finisher) for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012. In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative. For a comprehensive 2012-2013 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/.

NOTE TO EDITORS / WRITERS: Please contact Widness & Wiggins PR (below) if you are interested in covering this cultural exchange.

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Austin Adventures Acquires Go South Adventures, Expanding Tour Portfolio and Expertise in Latin America

 

This Marks Fourth Such Acquisition in Austin Adventures’s 38-Year Legacy 

Billings, MT, July 26, 2012– Award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active travel company setting adventure vacations standards on five continents, on Aug. 1, 2012, is acquiring Latin America specialist Go South Adventures (GSA -  www.go-south-adventures.com). 

The acquisition expands ALA’s tour portfolio for South American adventures by more than 20 percent and opens up opportunities to grow group, custom and FIT visits to the region. This is ALA’s fourth active travel company acquisition. The others were Backcountry Tours (2000), Euro-Bike Tours (2008) and Croatia Bicycle Tours (2010). 

The announcement was made by Dan Austin, ALA’s founder and director. 

Along with the acquisition, GSA’s owner, Troy Glennon, will join the ALA staff as its Latin American expert, enhancing the company’s program development team as well as supporting the sales team. Glennon has worked for over a decade guiding travelers through the region and developing sustainable tourism experiences. 

“By acquiring Go South Adventures, its brain trust excellent connections and stellar reputation, we are also giving our loyal clients the opportunity to travel more extensively with Austin Adventures in the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Antarctica,” says Austin. “The major factors making this transaction possible are existing similarities between our two companies including our joint passion for providing service and learning opportunities and 'behind the scenes' access, as well as our dedication to flawless itinerary planning.” 

In addition to its tried and true small group and custom programs, ALA plans to expand its capability of fulfilling requests of solo travelers, couples and very small groups who want independent self-guided (or escorted) travel with all the logistics and arrangements made and booked ahead. 

Austin explained that GSA’s website, remaining intact, will be converted to a South American travel content and resource site with links to ALA’s website.  

“We are thrilled to keep the legacy we’ve built alive and vibrant for years to come by joining the Austin Adventures family,” says Glennon. 

The Austin Adventures forte is to give guests a comprehensive and authentic insider’s view of regions visited. The new South American programs will remain primarily multi-sport and cultural. Traditionally Austin Adventures has featured multi-activity trips with activities like biking, hiking, sea kayaking and white water rafting. 

“Our programs are about the luxury of learning, stimulating activity and the tender loving care we lavish on our guests,” says Austin. 

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents building an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in The Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, and biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning and a money-back satisfaction guarantee. 

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award (a Top 3 finisher) for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012. In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative. For a comprehensive 2012-2013 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/

About Go South Adventures and Troy Glennon

For over 10 years, Troy Glennon has led Go South Adventures in creating “Trip of a Lifetime”, small group adventures to Latin America. Troy has experienced South America from both sides of travel, as a solo adventurer and as a group tour leader in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. He studied in Mexico and has a degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from the University of Washington. He has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America, and returns regularly to update and expand his knowledge of new and classic Latin American destinations. His passion, observations and experiences gained from exploring Latin America are evident in each itinerary offered by Go South Adventures. 

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Austin Adventures, World Wildlife Fund Sponsor Sept. 6-16 Tourism Exchange Bringing Namibian Delegation to Montana

 

Western Ranchers, Native American Tribal Leaders, Recreation Professionals to Host 14 Community and Tourism Leaders from Namibia - Where Resource and Land Conservancy Initiatives Help People and Wildlife Thrive 

Billings, MT, July 24, 2012– A cross-cultural “no borders” exchange between US-based land owners, Native American tribal leaders, government representatives and park conservationists and their counterparts from Namibia will gather in September in Montana to share ideas on how tourism fits into their respective ideologies and onto their lands. 

Delegates will meet with property owners, managers and government officials to explore how they manage wide open spaces and incorporate sustainable adventure tourism activities such as biking, rafting, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. In turn, the international guests will discuss how their land conservancy model works in Namibia and how it might work on reservations, public and private lands. The 10-day tour will wrap up in Bozeman with an American football game as guests of Montana State University. See: www.austinlehman.com/namfam

Facilitating the Sept. 6-16 exchange with the World Wildlife Fund and others is Billings, MT-based Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active travel company setting adventure vacations standards on five continents, including Africa. 

The delegation of 14 Namibian tourism industry representatives, including four conservancy representatives (some of whom are members of the Himba and Herrera tribes), will experience a tour of southeastern Montana and Yellowstone National Park. 

Participants include ALA, Conservancy Development Support Services (CDSS), Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Organizations (NACSO), including members of the Himba and Herrera tribes, World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), and award-winning safari operator Wilderness Safaris. 

The foreign visitors will learn about adventure tourism, inclusive of such issues as client safety, security and liability, and sustainability as practiced by ALA, an established adventure tour operator conducting business worldwide. Along the way they will be exposed to the guiding practices and interpretation techniques that comprise a significant part of the visitor experience while on an adventure travel tour. 

In Yellowstone National Park they will learn from park officials as well as representatives of Xanterra Corporation, the largest US National Park concessionaire, about how they manage their environmental footprint, including management of such issues as clean water, sewage, solid waste, energy and wildlife. 

Cross-cultural exchanges between the Namibians and Native American tribal leaders from southeast Montana will delve into how to establish and operate indigenous tourism experiences, while Montana state officials will discuss how to establish and manage a dedicated fund to support small and medium tourism enterprises. 

Because of the sheer volume of Namibia’s tourism joint ventures, Dan Austin, ALA’s founder and owner, says Namibia offers a true education into how private and public sectors collaborate with host communities. All the joint ventures in the communal conservancies combined represent 1,356 bed nights, over 900-plus full-time jobs and over 250 seasonal positions. 

“In the process, not only are communities benefitting in ways previously unimaginable, but the national tourism product is being redefined in more equitable and sustainable ways,” notes Austin, pointing out that nearly half of the country’s 76 registered conservancies are adjacent to national parks or in key corridors between protected areas.  Wildlife-friendly land uses adjacent to and between parks are enhancing the viability of Namibia’s protected area network.  The recovery of prey species, combined with an increased tolerance of community, is facilitating the recovery of high-level predators on a landscape level in north-western Namibia. 

Namibiais the only country in Africa where black rhinos are being translocated out of a national park to communal conservancy land areas, in stark and dramatic contrast to the poaching taking place in neighboring countries.  Its free-roaming lion population is expanding thanks to a dramatic decrease in poaching. 

As this country repeatedly undertakes the largest road-based wildlife count in the world, its conservation success stories stand out in sharp contrast to most African countries where wildlife populations and habitats are rapidly declining. 

“Namibia very well may be the greatest African wildlife recovery story ever told,” believes Austin whose company has run multi-sport vacation opportunities here since 2008. 

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents building an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in The Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, and biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning and a money-back satisfaction guarantee. 

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award (a Top 3 finisher) for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012. In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative. For a comprehensive 2012-2013 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/

NOTE TO EDITORS / WRITERS: Please contact Widness & Wiggins PR (below) if you are interested in covering this cultural exchange. 

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A Personal Message and Update from Dan Austin

 

July 10, 2012

Dear Friends,

2012 is on pace to be the most monumental year in Austin Adventures history! There is just so much happening that I decided to give you some bullet points right away before my PR team has the chance to run with it.

  • We are still tingling from the news we received just last Friday. Once again, Austin Adventures was voted one of the Best Tour Companies in the World by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine! We are honored to have been chosen #2, runner up to our Trusted Adventures alliance partner ROW Adventures. That’s four consecutive years of being named a top three finalist.
  • We are excited to officially announce that on August 1st Austin Adventures will acquire Go South Adventures, a leader in Latin American adventure travel for over a decade. Owner Troy Glennon will join our R&D and sales team as our expert on Central and South America travel.
  • Namibia / Montana “Tomorrow’s Tourism Exchange” - In September in conjunction with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Tourism Namibia, we’re hosting a delegation of WWF and Namibia land conservancy leaders and partners (including from the Himba and Herrera tribes) on a "No Borders Tour" of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Delegates will meet with property owners and managers to explore how they share these wide open spaces and incorporate activities like biking, rafting and horseback riding. In turn, our guests will share the Conservancy model and how it works in Namibia and how it might work on our native reservations, meeting with Crow and Cheyenne tribal leaders and government officials. The tour will wrap up in Bozeman with an American football game (my son Andy plays on the Montana State Bobcat football team).
  • Business is booming! On the last week of June we set a record for the total number of staff and guests in the field at the same time. Four dozen ALA guides and several hundred guests experienced 24 global adventures from Alaska to Utah on the domestic front, Provence to Austria in Europe, Costa Rica to Patagonia in Latin America and Morocco to Cape Town in Africa! Once again, U.S. National Park adventures led all trips in total guests participating.
  • To help us succeed in our quest for increased client diversity, the Tampa, FL-based Outings & Adventures serving the LGBT community has named ALA their preferred adventure travel partner and supplier to serve a membership of 15,000 throughout west and central Florida. The first adventure will be biking, paddling and hiking in the California Wine Country. In 2013 they are planning adventures that will include including rafting, biking and zip lining in Costa Rica and hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • We continue to “pay it forward” with a third shipment of donated bikes set to depart Billings in September to restock Wheels of Change’s Bicycle Empowerment Center in Namibia. Again this year a $100 per guest donation on all 2012 Arches to Moab Multisport Adventures will go to benefit Canyonlands National Park and the Canyonlands Natural History Association as part of our 3rd-annual Preserve a Park initiative. In 2013, Crater Lake National Park has been chosen to be the beneficiary.
  • We have finalized negotiations and ALA will become the official adventure travel partner of Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS). Clients of both companies will benefit from the alliance as EMS will refer customers to ALA for their active adventure tour needs and Austin Adventures will in turn direct tour participants to EMS for fulfillment of apparel and equipment needs.  Watch for a press release soon on this mutually beneficial arrangement.
  • You are the first to know! A sneak peak at 2013 reveals new expedition cruising in the Antarctic being added to ALA’s growing small ship cruising portfolio; a new wellness spa and retreat package in Utah; cycling trips in new destinations such as Scotland, Ireland, and Arizona; expansion of our Africa programs (both pre-set departures and customs) in Namibia and Botswana through a new partnership with Wilderness Safaris; the creation of new multisport adventures at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and in Nicaragua and Turkey; and an expansion of set departures and exclusive private group people-to-people programs in Cuba.

There you have it, and the year’s only half over! I’d love to assist in any way I can in helping you develop the above stories. Please contact me or our media relations team, Widness & Wiggins PR, if we can provide any assistance and support.

Happy summer!

Dan Austin, Founder and Director    

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Gay Active Travel Provider Announces Engagement To Global Adventure Travel Partner Austin Adventures

 

TAMPA, FL, JULY 2, 2012 – Florida’s Outings & Adventures http://www.outingsandadventures.com/, founded as a social alternative for the gay community takes its journeys global partnering with a Travel + Leisure magazine ‘World’s Best’ Tour Operator, Austin Adventures.

”It’s all about who you partner with, just like dating!” quips Outings & Adventures, Chief Adventure Officer, Robert Geller. ‘We were attracted to each other from the start.’

Out Tampa entrepreneur, Robert Geller, created Outings & Adventures in May of 2008, the same month he was laid off at the corporate office of a Tampa Bay based national restaurant chain. ”It was the push that got me to pursue my passion. I went back to my roots, developing a concept of which a personal need wasn’t being met in the market place. I wanted a venue where likeminded gay men could interact outside of the bar scene,” says Geller an avid cyclist and adventurer who biked the Ironman course and hiked the Na Pali Coast recently while vacationing in Hawaii.

Not ready to be satisfied just with his new company’s highly successful local gay outings that attracted a member audience of 15,000+ throughout west and central Florida, Geller sought an even bigger thrill in gay active travel. Past activities have included sunset kayaking, group bike rides, stand up paddleboarding with manatees, zip lining and community service projects.

In the works for over two years, Outings & Adventures is now repositioned as a gay active travel brand offering fully guided and supported multi-sport adventures that dot the globe. “We’re very excited about being engaged with Austin Adventures and our first adventure as a new couple is coming in September – we’re biking, paddling and hiking in the California Wine Country and we want to invite all our friends to go with us. Plus, we’re already planning adventures for next year as well, including rafting, biking and zip lining in Costa Rica and hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu,” explained Geller.

Austin Adventures (http://www.austinlehman.com/) founder and director Dan Austin couldn’t be happier about the new relationship. “When Robert first approached us about being their preferred adventure travel provider I was intrigued. After a closer look, their good name and reputation gave us confidence that we’d be able to collaborate successfully together.”

“Being “hooked-up” with Austin Adventures means our adventures are anything but typical. We’re not going to be sitting in a motor coach looking out the window watching the sites go by,” states Geller. In contrast, Outings & Adventures guests will be immersed in the locales they visit experiencing their foods and culture with the support of some the best guides in the industry.

”Finding a partner that you click with on so many different levels, someone that really gets you, just doesn’t come around every day,” states Geller on his quest to find an adventure travel partner. Geller’s interactions with Dan Austin, owner of Austin Adventures, his family and team based in Billings, MT, solidified the partnership.

”They know adventure travel!” exclaims Geller. ”I expect us to be together for a long time.” Austin Adventures’ thirty-eight years of adventure travel know-how, five star guest experience and countless accolades from National Geographic Traveler, Outside and Travel + Leisure magazines sealed the engagement to create the powerhouse gay active travel brand, Outings & Adventures powered by Austin Adventures.

Outings & Adventures powered by Austin Adventures kicks off their alliance with an inaugural itinerary to the California Wine Country where adventurers will bike across the architectural marvel Golden Gate Bridge, hike through the towering Redwoods of Muir Woods, paddle the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay, bike and hike through Napa and Sonoma and of course tour and taste at beautiful wineries. For all the details go to: http://outingsandadventures.com/2012/03/23/ca-wine-country/.

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Austin Adventures Announces New Partnership with Wilderness Safaris: Expanded Portfolio to Now Offer Southern Africa’s Top Eco Camps and Safaris

 

Billings, MT, May 21, 2012– Award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active travel company setting adventure vacations standards on five continents, will expand its footprint in Southern Africa and offer distinctive African adventures operated by Wilderness Safaris (http://www.wilderness-safaris.com), southern Africa’s leader in responsible travel.

The new relationship will greatly expand ALA’s current Africa tour offerings, adding four active luxury safari itineraries with pre-set departures in Namibia and Botswana. ALA is now fully enabled to offer private, custom safari planning services utilizing Wilderness Safari’s vast network of camps, guides and overland safaris in Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Seychelles, Kenya and the Congo. 

“While we have been offering our guests Africa for some time now, we are excited about teaming up with Wilderness Safaris to enhance our African programming. It was a natural for us to forge a close relationship with like-minded folks who also share our vision and small group commitment to quality, value and giving back to the local communities we visit,” explains Dan Austin, ALA’ founder and director.  “We are thrilled to now be aligned with Africa’s most experienced and trusted name in expedition travel and responsible tourism.”

Austin notes that Wilderness Safaris is part of the Wilderness organization, a group of ecotourism companies supporting conservation and community development initiatives that together endeavor to use tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa.

“Matched with our own efforts with our nonprofit Wheels of Change organization, our safari guests will travel with confidence knowing that their extraordinary adventures in Africa will serve to enrich and benefit the communities and individuals we encounter,” Austin said.

This month Austin will travel to Namibia with Wilderness Safaris and representatives of the World Wildlife Foundation to investigate additional ways to engage local communities in wildlife conservation, ecotourism and sustainable development. Austin says that he will also be on the lookout for expanded partnership opportunities and ways his company might continue to make a difference in Africa in collaboration with Wilderness Safaris. 

Austin Adventures website now lists four unique southern Africa safari itineraries from Wilderness Safaris affording maximum diversity of guest activities, seclusion and authentic experiences specifically designed for the discerning ALA guest. They include: 

Botswana - Migration Routes – Tracing through Botswana’s most renowned regions, participants bear witness to the stunning beauty and continually moving game of northern Botswana from walking on islands in the jewel of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta, to the diverse, wildlife-filled Linyanti concession, with its seasonal elephant herds. 10 days/9 nights from $4, 978 per person.

Botswana - Great Wilderness Journey –This offers an opportunity to explore Botswana's contrasts and extremes in prime wildlife viewing areas where few people travel. This is a nostalgic, first class camping / lodge safari that recreates the sense of a game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the great African explorers. 11 days/10 nights from $7,898 per person.

Diverse Namibia– This is an active adventure exploring the iconic areas of the vast Namibian countryside – its dunes, desert, plains and superb wildlife – enhanced by exclusive accommodation in private reserves and concessions. 10 days/9 nights from $3,768 per person.

Namibia - The Great Journey – From the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, the stark beauty and diversity of the Skeleton Coast, amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled Etosha National Park make this an unforgettable adventure. 13 days/12 nights from: $7,548 per person.

Privately guided and tailored family and small group explorations can also be crafted for the most personalized and ultimate African guided experience.

See: http://www.austinlehman.com/new-2012-safari-tours-pages-622.php

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents building an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in The Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, and biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning and a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award for three consecutive years in 2009 to 2011. In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative. For a comprehensive 2012 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/.

About Wilderness Safaris

Established in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is a conservation organization and ecotourism company that specializes in memorable wildlife experiences in some of the most remote and pristine areas in southern Africa. In this way, it offers its guests private access to southern Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, while remaining fiercely committed to protecting our planet’s precious natural and cultural resources. Recognizing that conservation is as much about people as about the environment, the company has pursued important goals through its Children in the Wilderness program, as well as through the Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust, which have helped change the face of nature-based tourism in southern Africa.

Wilderness Safaris is privileged to operate privately on over 3 million hectares (8 million acres) of southern Africa's finest wildlife reserves in more than 70 lodges and camps. The company employs approximately 2,800 staff members across seven countries, 85 per cent of whom hail from neighboring communities. The company operates via regional offices in each country as well as its head office located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Leading Family Adventure Tour Operator Discovers Only 20 Percent of Children Involved In Family Vacation Decisions

Kids-Only Focus Group Reveals Travel Expectations of Teens and Under 

Billings, MT, April 20, 2012– Award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active travel company setting family adventure vacations standards in The Americas, Europe, Africa and Caribbean, learned recently during an online focus group for kids that few children (20 percent) have a say in family vacation planning, that children want most to see new places on vacation (as opposed to spending quality time with their family) and that if a guide is involved, the Pied Piper must have a generous sense of humor. 

These tidbits came out during ALA’s on-line focus group on April 15 that engaged over 50 youngsters ages 8 to 15 for 55 minutes on “What Kids Want on a Family adventure Vacation.”  

“New findings will be incorporated into this year’s spring guide training and into future trips,” said Dan Austin, ALA’s founding director.  “The purpose of this focus group was to stay ahead of the pack, improve upon what we’re already doing great and keep up with new trends and learn what these age groups most want and sometimes fear when going on an active family vacation.”  

Although children are excited about adventure travel, they’re also concerned that activities may be too hard and beyond their abilities, said Austin. “Knowing this is a major concern, on the welcome day on a trip, our guides will now be instructed to speak directly to the kids to help them put their anxiety and fears aside.”  

Preferred activities ranked by response are swimming, snorkeling and bike riding. Favorite destinations are, in order of preference; the beach, mountains and a national park. They prefer active games such as soccer and volleyball over board games.  

Austin Adventures’ newly appointed CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) Kasey Austin led the young-people-only discussion focused on eight questions presented in an interactive online survey. 

“This is an ongoing research project and dialogue between ALA and its guests, fans and family to constantly improve and enhance the ALA trip experience,” said Austin. “Our summer guests will benefit from the ideas that come out of this focus group discussion.” Findings will be integrated into ALA family trip programming and orchestrated with guides during ALA's annual spring Guide Training May 31-June 4 in Billings, MT. 

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, in 2012 with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents and has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning.  ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee.  

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award for three consecutive years in 2009 to 2011. In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative. 

For a comprehensive 2012 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/. To access a digital version of the 2012 catalog go to: www.austinlehman.com/2012catalog  

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Leading Family Adventure Tour Operator Invites Ages 7-17 to Participate In April 15 Online Focus Group to Determine Family Adventure Travel Preferences

Billings, MT, April 3, 2012– Award-winning tour operator Austin Adventures (ALA - http://www.austinlehman.com/), the active travel company setting family adventure vacations standards in The Americas, Europe, Africa and Caribbean, will engage youngsters in a 45-minute online and call-in focus group webinar at 4 p.m. EST on  Sunday, April 15. See: http://www.austinlehman.com/kasey-webinar-pages-612.php  

The purpose of the focus group is, said Dan Austin, ALA’s founding director, “to stay ahead of the pack, improve upon what we’re already doing great and keep up with new trends and learn what ages 7 to 17 now look for on an active family vacation.”  

Austin Adventures is inviting offspring of alumni, prospective guests and the general traveling public to explore “What Kids Want on a Family Adventure Vacation”.  Newly appointed CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) Kasey Austin will lead the young-people-only discussion focused on eight questions presented in an interactive online survey. 

“This is an ongoing research project and dialog between ALA and its guests, fans and family to constantly improve and enhance the ALA trip experience,” said Austin. “Our summer guests will benefit from the ideas that come out of this focus group discussion.” Findings will be integrated into ALA family trip programming and orchestrated with guides during ALA's annual spring Guide Training May 31-June 4 in Billings, MT.  

Austin urges kids to sign up early online. The first 25 participants will receive a “certified cool” ALA gift and goody bag. Their family will receive a $250 trip voucher good for any 2012 ALA trip.  

The eight multiple choice questions they will debate are:  

1)    What is your favorite outdoor activity that you like to do on vacation?  

2)    If you could think back to any past vacations you’ve taken with your family, what was the best part of that vacation?  

3)   Where do you like to go most on vacation?  

4)   What trait is most important in the perfect family tour guide?  

5)   Sometimes we have long van rides to get from one place to another. What could make these van rides more fun?  

6)    What kinds of games (indoor or outdoor but video games don’t count) do you like to play?  

7)    What is the animal you most want to see in the wild?  

8)    How does your family go about planning a summer vacation?   

 To register for the online focus group kids are instructed to go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/571338808.  After signing up and confirming they have their parent’s permission to participate, kids will receive a confirmation email containing information about being part of the Webinar. 

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, in 2012 with a 38-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents and has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Small group trips feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning.  ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee. 

In the March 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure, Austin Adventures was recipient of the 2012 World’s Best Values Award for Tour Operators.  ALA has also received Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator Award for three consecutive years in 2009 to 2011. In 2011 the company was honored with the Global Vision Award for its Wheels of Change bicycle empowerment initiative. 

For a comprehensive 2012 catalog, call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/. To access a digital version of the 2012 catalog go to: www.austinlehman.com/2012catalog  

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Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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