African Travel, Inc. Appoints New President

DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- African Travel, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherwin Banda as President effective August 2015. Banda, who was born and raised in Cape Town, has spent nearly 15 years in the international hospitality industry including positions in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Southern California. In his current position as General Manager of The Table Bay Hotel, Banda's strategic leadership has resulted in revenue growth of 60% in Cape Town's highly competitive hospitality industry.

"I am delighted that Sherwin will be joining our team, and I look forward to working together," said Lucille Sive, CEO of The Travel Corporation's Africa Division. "His reputation of charismatic leadership and continued innovation is well-known, and his commitment to delivering the quintessential African experience makes him the ideal candidate for this position."

African Travel, Inc.'s current President, Jim Holden, had previously announced his plans to resign effective in July.

"I want to thank Jim for his five years of leadership at African Travel, Inc.," said Richard Launder, President of The Travel Corporation USA. "His passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the African Continent are apparent from everything he says and does. We extend our very best wishes into the future."

"I've truly enjoyed my time at African Travel, Inc. and I wish the team my very best," said Holden. "I am confident they will be in great hands under Sherwin's new leadership."

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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.


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.

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