Released on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 10:05
Adventure Travel Specialist Named The No. 2 Tour Operator/Safari Outfitter in the World
Billings, Montana, July 21, 2010 -- For the second consecutive year, Austin Adventures (http://www.austinlehman.com/) was named one of the top two tour operators in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Finishing in the number one spot in 2009 and the number two spot in 2010, Austin Adventures continues to distinguish itself as the consumer favorite with its active small group adventures that take travelers off the beaten path and provide a highly personal experience.
In the just released August 2010 issue of Travel + Leisure featuring the World’s Best Awards readers’ survey, ALA scored 96.60 out of 100 points – the highest score of any active travel/adventure Tour Operator. Austin Adventures offers 47 trips in North, Central and South America, Europe and Africa.
“We are absolutely delighted to once again be recognized by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. It is a tribute to our entire team who work tirelessly to ensure that our guests fully connect with a destination and come back feeling refreshed, revitalized and invigorated. We are committed to making each trip a life changing experience,” said Dan Austin, co-founder and director of Austin Adventures.
“It’s the small touches that are so meaningful,” commented co-founder Paul Lehman. “The black-out sleeping masks in Alaska to cope with 22-hours of sunlight, being wrapped in a warm towel following a rafting trip or enjoying a cup of tea with a Berber family after a vigorous hike in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is our desire to always provide a ‘five-star’ experience even in the middle of the wilderness and we are so gratified that these efforts are being acknowledged.”
Austin Adventures destinations include iconic national parks and backcountry regions of North, Central and South America as well as southern Africa and Europe. New trips slated for 2011 include adventure vacations in Morocco, Southern Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, Israel, Namibia and cycling trips in Slovenia and Croatia.
About Austin Adventures
Ranked as one of the “World’s Best Tour Operators” in 2010 by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, Austin Adventures offers active, small-group vacations on four continents. With a 35-year legacy, ALA has built an international reputation for adventure travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe and Africa. The company specializes in adventure vacations and biking tours for adults and families that emphasize history, culture, and geography’s natural beauty. Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA provides customized trip planning. ALA offers each traveler a money back satisfaction guarantee.