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The TreadRight Foundation Announces Celine Cousteau as Ambassador with Inspirational Video

DELRAY BEACH, FL, May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The TreadRight Foundation , a not-for-profit initiative supported by The Travel Corporation's family of brands, is proud to announce that it has named Céline Cousteau as TreadRight Ambassador.

A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau is the ideal ambassador, one who truly embodies the TreadRight philosophy. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Cousteau has traveled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife and people.

"I'm truly honored to have been named TreadRight Ambassador since I've had the opportunity to work closely with the foundation over the past few years, having partnered with Contiki Cares and as a TreadRight Steering Committee member," says Cousteau. "We are very much aligned in our goals of promoting and encouraging sustainability and responsible tourism and I look forward to the work we will be able to accomplish together."

As an accomplished storyteller and passionate humanitarian, Cousteau's work has inspired countless individuals to forge a deep connection with the world they are exploring, an endeavor thoroughly in line with TreadRight's own mission.

In her role as TreadRight Ambassador, Cousteau will assist in communicating the TreadRight mission while telling the stories of the many sustainability project partners TreadRight helps to support around the world, including its efforts to support global artisans through the TreadRight Heritage Initiative, and its work to stem rhino poaching through the TreadRight Wildlife Initiative.

To celebrate this exciting announcement, TreadRight and The Travel Corporation's family of brands, including Trafalgar, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, Lion World Travel, African Travel, Inc., The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, have released a new inspirational video narrated by Cousteau and communicating TreadRight's mission to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come.

About The Travel Corporation
The Travel Corporation is a highly successful, family-run international travel group with 30 award-winning brands which include luxury hotels and boutique river cruise ships, niche guided vacations, and other leisure interests. The Travel Corporation's award-winning brands include Trafalgar, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, Lion World Travel, African Travel, Inc., The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The Travel Corporation's guiding principle is "Driven by Service" to create enriching travel experiences for our guests by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality. For more information, please visit www.TheTravelCorporation.com.

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

Source:The Travel Corporation USA

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