Active Adventures of Queenstown, New Zealand and Austin Adventures of Montana, USA have merged to create one global team and create a wider range of opportunities for global travellers.
With over 60 years of combined experience, both companies specialise in off-the-beaten-path small group (12-18 guest) adventure trips delivered with a personal touch.
“Travel today is not just about choosing a destination. Now more than ever, it’s about how we travel,” said Wendy van Lieshout, CEO of the newly merged businesses.
“It’s about precious time together – creating lifetime memories, being inspired, and connecting with the people and environment around us. It’s about feeling you can trust the company you are on that journey with – that all the little details will be taken care of to create the best experience possible.”
“To expand our offerings to our loyal customers, it was critical we find a like-minded brand to join forces with. Just like us, Austin Adventures was born out of a deep passion for sharing authentic, curated, and inspirational adventure experiences with their guests.”
The merger creates a greater choice of destinations, departure dates and trip styles, and two customer service teams in different time zones, providing extended hours to assist adventurers.
Each brand brings its own specialties and experiences that form an expanded, unified collection of adventure opportunities across the globe.
Austin Adventures’ tours will be available for booking on Active Adventures’ website, adding adventures in the USA, Canada, and Central America for both brands, including specific family departures. Active Adventures’ unique hiking, biking, and kayaking experiences in New Zealand, South America, Europe, the Himalayas, and Africa will be available via the Austin Adventures’ website.