TreadRight Ambassador Céline Cousteau Visits My Beloved Homeland of Southern Africa

For the past five years, The Travel Corporation & our non-profit foundation TreadRight have been working with our awesomely inspiring TreadRight Ambassador Céline Cousteau. Céline recently traveled to my beloved homeland, South Africa for various film shoots on behalf of the TreadRight Foundation and our Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve. ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSULTING A TRUSTED TRAVEL AGENT – NOW MORE THAN EVER!

I have recently done several industry presentations which included a summary (also a reminder) of why a good travel agent is as relevant today as ever, and who is a very important resource when planning a vacation/holiday. I always use a “trusted advisor” (what I call a good or great travel agent), when booking my family’s holidays. I trust this person, as they know me, know what I am looking for and will spend the time and effort to find suitable options and enhanced deals for me. These sometimes include great air offers, as well as improved hotel packages and upgrades. (Obviously, when I travel with one of our brands, as I did recently with Trafalgar (see below) on one of their amazing trips through some of the USA’s spectacular national parks last May, or when traveling with Uniworld or Insight Vacations, or when staying at one of Red Carnation Hotels’ jewels, I will always book these directly). ...

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My Travels to Beijing: UNWTO’s Conference for Peace & Development

Forbidden City - Beijing
Further to my latest blog post, I recently attended the UNWTO's (United Nations World Tourism Organization) First World Conference on Tourism for Development with the powerful, important theme of “Tourism for Peace and Development." I was honored to be invited by my good friend and UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, one of the greatest human beings I've had the pleasure to meet. During the one-day event, I participated in an afternoon panel about how tourism is a positive driver for peace. ...

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