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New Travel Agency Offers Trips to Alpine Destinations

Posted: November 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Sarasota-Bradenton Travel Professionals | Tags: | Comments Off on New Travel Agency Offers Trips to Alpine Destinations

Tom and Karen Niederer are a microcosm of the growing diversity of the Sarasota-Bradenton area.  Karen is originally from the UK and Tom is originally from Switzerland.  They lived in Austria for many years and now they live in Bradenton, FL.

Being experts on the Alpine countries of Europe – Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein and Austria – they decided to share the wonderful sites and experiences of this area with Americans.  They established a travel agency, Alpentouristik Travel, in 2009.  Their office is in Bradenton, on Lena Road, and they serve the entire Sarasota-Bradenton area.

Some of the tours they offer include a Three Countries Tour (Munich, Krimml Waterfalls, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Venice and more) a European Splendor Tour (Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and a Historical Highlights Tour (Germany and Austria).  These tours are in May and June.  Of course, no Alpine travel agency would be complete without a ski tour!  Alpentouristik offers a trip to Saalbach-Hinterglemm, in the Austrian Alps, where visitors can find 124 miles of downhill slopes, 55 lifts, night skiing and lively nightlife in the village.  This trip is offered in March.

Alpentouristik Travel also offers tours through Central Europe and individually-tailored vacations in Austria.

Karen and Tom’s expertise comes from their 50 years of combined experience living and travelling through the Alpine countries of Europe.  When choosing a destination for your next trip, you definitely want to consult with these experts on Alpine travel.  They can be contacted via telephone at (941) 932-3144.

Please enjoy some photos of the sights of Central Europe.

 


Sarasota Travel Professionals: Admiral Travel International

Posted: June 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Sarasota-Bradenton Travel Professionals | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sarasota Travel Professionals: Admiral Travel International

Ryan and Malaka Hilton’s Team at Admiral Travel offers exclusive travel opportunities to Africa and beyond.

Founded in 1997 by Malaka Hilton, Admiral Travel offers travel packages to locations ranging from South Africa to Scandinavia.

Malaka is an expert on Egypt and loves guiding groups to that destination.  Her husband, Ryan, is from South Africa and is a wildlife expert and photographer.  He leads groups on safaris.  Their staff are seasoned professionals who have experienced most of the world’s most popular and intriguing travel destinations.

They have partnered with the Virtuoso travel network’s top travel supplers in order to offer a wide range of travel options.

In addition they have developed their own brand of escorted luxury tours, available through their own tour division, AuthentEscapes.  These are exclusive tours hosted by renowned experts.   One example is the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival.  Travelers attend this amazing 4-day festival on Oahu and are treated to wine tastings and cooking demonstrations by experts like Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong.  Here’s an example of what one day has to offer:

DAY 2: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Mix with the Masters 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join our all-star cast of chefs, food producers and celebrity techies for a delicious day of talks, demos and Hawai’i In A Bowl lunch.
All Day Pass includes:
•    Building A Sense of Plate and Place
•    Get Wild and Raw in Hawai‘i with Masaharu Morimoto and Ming Tsai
•    Hawai‘i In A Bowl: From Poi Bowl to Pho featuring Roy Yamaguchi and Charles Phan
•    BATTLE OF THE FOOD GEEKS: Silicon Valley Startups vs. Roy Yamaguchi, Todd English & More

“Second Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Have Cooked for Presidents and Royalty” 6 p.m.

Master chefs and top sommeliers will “wow” food lovers during an evening of elegant fine dining, with a lavish seven-course meal and extraordinary wine pairings.

Sounds like fun!

Admiral Travel International Offers Exclusive Travel Opportunities to Destinations from Scandinavia to South Africa


A Touch of Africa in St. Armands

Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Sarasota-Bradenton Travel Professionals | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on A Touch of Africa in St. Armands

The Touch Corporation Group:

Looking for a great way to experience Africa right here in Sarasota?  Check out Touch Corporation in St. Armands.  They have a store and a travel agency and recently opened a new wine and coffee bar.  Deon Barnard is the COO for the USA branch of Touch Corporation.  He and his family hail from Durban, South Africa.  Having worked in the travel & leisure industry since 1988, Deon was transferred from corporate South Africa to establish the USA brand in 2009.

Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, part of the Touch Corporation, has been marketing travel tours to the American market for decades.  With increasing demand for bucket-list adventures the group made the decision to established the North America offices in Sarasota and Oakville, Canada.  The local office is currently remodeling the Afro Café at the back of their retail store that will be serving coffee and wine from South Africa. The group will be expanding the brand to Washington DC and New York during 2013.

In addition to sharing the wealth of Africa with us here in the States, Go Touch Down Travel and Tours arranges tours leaving the USA every week taking American visitors to see South Africa for themselves.  What makes this group unique is that they take visitors to land that they themselves own.  This means that the trips are incredibly personalized as well as cost-effective.  Visitors can experience most anything from diving underwater in cages in shark-infested waters, taking a safari through the African veld, or just enjoying the urban luxury and culture of Cape Town.  Either way, it’s sure to be an unforgettable bucket-list trip.

Visit Touch Corporation’s Website at http://touchcorporation.com/