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African Travel, Inc. Celebrates our Community Heroes in New Gratitude Campaign

African Travel, Inc. Celebrates our Community Heroes in New Gratitude Campaign

GLENDALE – June 15, 2020 – During June and July, African Travel, Inc. is calling on travel advisors to help celebrate our local community heroes, by rewarding one amazing person and their guest with an 8-night private escape to South Africa and Botswana.“It is amazing to witness how our world has changed since the beginning of this year, and we are all in this together as a travel family,” said Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel, Inc. “This summer we’re looking for our travel community to help us express our collective “gratitude” and shine a spotlight on the co-workers, friends, family, or local community members making a big impact on our lives this year.”


From now until June 30, advisors can nominate a person who they feel deserves recognition for going above and beyond in their community. African Travel wants advisors to share their stories, whether it’s about an essential worker on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic or a co-worker helping their community heal.Advisors can nominate a hero by completing the online form here.  In no more than 500 words and an optional photo or video, advisors must explain how their hero has positively impacted the people, planet and wildlife in their local community, which reflects African Travel’s brand philosophy to TreadRight.African Travel will shortlist the Top 10 heroes and host a poll July 13-23 for the travel community to choose the deserving hero. The hero and their guest will receive the ultimate 8-night escape to South Africa and Botswana*, experiencing Red Carnation’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, the new Xigera Safari Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge.The advisor who nominates the winning hero will receive a complimentary spot* on an African Travel educational to South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania.


“During this time, African Travel keeps coming back to what we are grateful for and for us that is our amazing travel advisor community and unsung heroes within our communities,” said Banda. “Travel Advisors care deeply about their clients and their community and African Travel, Inc. wants to reward an advisor and an unsung local hero who has shown kindness during this unprecedented time.”“We can’t wait to express our gratitude in many ways this summer. I can’t wait to read all the stories and share them soon,” said Banda.For more information about the Gratitude campaign or Africa, visit  For Gratitude Terms and Conditions, click here. About African Travel, Inc. – “We Know Africa”


African Travel, Inc. is the longest established luxury safari operator based in the US focused exclusively on the African continent. With staff across North America and in Africa, we create tailor-made safaris with guest’s well-being in mind. We offer 24/7 concierge service, medical evacuation for US guests and trips filled with memorable moments. We are committed to Make Travel Matter. Each trip has a positive impact on the people, place and wildlife through our #AfricanTravelCares program and partnership with The TreadRight Foundation. We are one of the most awarded safari companies, including 2019 Travel +Leisure’s #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter, and a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel.