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African Travel, Inc. Partners with WildAid to Protect African Wildlife

DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- African Travel, Inc. and The TreadRight Foundation have now partnered with WildAid, a successful wildlife protection organization with a proven track record. The companies are helping to fund WildAid's "Conservation Through Communication" campaign, which reduces demand for illegal wildlife products by utilizing poignant multimedia campaigns, education initiatives and celebrity endorsements.

From the mighty lion to the massive elephant, much of Africa's mesmerizing appeal comes from its ample supply of spectacular wildlife. Unfortunately, the consumption of wildlife products such as shark fin, ivory, and rhino horn devastates the wild populations of these species and the native African ecosystem has been powerfully affected. The variety and abundance of wildlife in Africa has declined due to rapid human encroachment and poaching - but African Travel, Inc. and The TreadRight Foundation are fighting back to support the defense and conservation of these otherwise helpless animals.

African Travel, Inc. is proud to be an active founder and supporter of WildAid and all of TreadRight's projects and work. The principles of conservation and leadership serve to guide all actions from the regional offices to African Travel, Inc.'s affiliate partners. By providing grants to organizations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, the hope is to maintain the natural attractions that define each unique region - as well as the stunning wildlife that calls it home.

African Travel, Inc. provides guests the opportunity to support these efforts while enjoying the most unforgettable and luxurious safaris on the continent. "South Africa Eco Paradise Safari Vacation" immerses guests in the region's diverse natural beauty while directly helping to fund organizations responsible for creating sustainable solutions to today's conservation challenges. Enjoy award-winning hospitality and close encounters with an exotic menagerie from Cape Town to Johannesburg, all while investing in the future of Africa's natural resources and wildlife. Get involved, get inspired, make memories - and make a difference.

"South Africa Eco Paradise Safari Vacation" is a nine-day exploration of Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Shamwari Game Reserve. Prices start from $5,325 per person, sharing.

For more information and to book this dream safari, contact your favorite Travel Professional,
call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com.
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About African Travel, Inc. - "We Know Africa"
African Travel, Inc. is a 38-year-old safari operator, with operations in Africa and the USA, offering customized safaris to Africa at all price points. The company's focus is solely on Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ethiopia, Congo, Jordan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Seychelles and Egypt. We have dedicated, experienced teams in Africa, Safari Specialists in the USA, an extensive transportation fleet, numerous hotels, camps and lodges throughout The Travel Corporation's Africa-based associate companies. In addition to our brochure and website programs, African Travel can arrange customized safaris for groups.

POPULAR PROGRAMS: Southern Explorer, The Connoisseur's Collection, The Last Refuge, World's Greatest Show and Safari, Tantalizing Tanzania

TIP FOR ADVISORS: Before deciding on a safari to Africa be sure to consider all the choices available in destinations, accommodation and wildlife. Each choice will deliver a very different experience. Talk to African Travel's African specialists to make sure you make the right choice for you and your fellow travelers.

About USTOA

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers traveling with African Travel, Inc.



About The TreadRight Foundation

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.

CONTACT: Susan Chou Public Relations Coordinator Twitter: @Susan_TravCorp Susan.Chou(at)TravCorpUSA.com Arnelle Kendall Vice President of Public Relations Twitter: @ArnelleKendall Arnelle.Kendall(at)TravCorpUSA.com The Travel Corporation Public Relations Office 636 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 203 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.330.0850

Source:African Travel, Inc.