On Tuesday 12 March 2019, Adventure World Travel celebrated its 40th anniversary, hosting a dinner for the brand’s VIP 70 travel advisors at Sydney’s The Mint, a historical and inspirational venue in line with the celebration.
Representatives from Adventure World Travel’s GSA brands, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, Explore Worldwide, Star Clippers, Natural Habitat Adventures and Rocky Mountaineer were also in attendance. Each brand helps form an integral part of the Adventure World Travel brand and its ethos: Culture & Heritage, Wildlife & Wilderness and Active Adventures.
Neil Rodgers, Managing Director of Adventure World Travel, welcomed guests by referencing the venue’s long and fruitful history, much akin to that of the brands’.
“We have endured a very rewarding 40 years of business, much of which we couldn’t have done without our travel agent partners. You have helped us grow and expand and have provided Adventure World with a constant source of support in getting our message across to clients,” Rodgers said.
Event guests then headed to the Gold Melting Room with its curved gold ceiling and glass floor-to-ceiling windows, to be treated to a three-course dinner and sparkling wine.
Special guests from partner brands, Ben Ittensohn from Explore Worldwide and Don Martinson from Natural Habitat Adventures, flew in from their respective bases in the UK and Colorado to share their passion for exploring and understanding the world with guests on the night.
The launch event in Sydney is the first in Australia, with events to follow this week in Melbourne and Brisbane, and next week in Perth, to continue the brand’s commitment to educating and celebrating travel advisors and continuing its 40th-anniversary celebrations. Regional events are also planned for Canberra and Adelaide.
The TreadRight Foundation was also showcased, highlighting some of the sustainable tourism projects that Adventure World Travel works with. These include its Wildlife and Heritage Initiatives, through which Rodgers passionately expressed the desire to ensure the surviving vibrancy of those environments and communities visited by TTC’s family of brands for generations to come. TTC’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.
Lead image: Back row – Don Martinson, Natural Habitat Adventures; Ben Ittensohn, Explore Worldwide; Roger Condon; Star Clippers; Ryan O’Connell, Rocky Mountaineer and Dan Coleman, Lindblad Expeditions. Front row – Adventure World Travel’s Neil Rodgers, Andrea Morgan and Andy Kirkman.