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African Travel, Inc. Partners with WildAid to Celebrate "World Elephant Day"

DELRAY BEACH, FL, Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- August 12, 2015 marks the fourth-annual World Elephant Day, a day dedicated to honoring elephants, spreading awareness about the critical threats they face, and supporting organizations that are working to ensure their survival. African Travel, Inc. is proud to celebrate this important day while supporting the defense and conservation of elephants and other wildlife.

As a founding member of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC), African Travel, Inc. is an active supporter of WildAid and TreadRight's other projects and work. The principles of conservation and leadership guide all actions, from African Travel, Inc.'s regional offices to their 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 - particularly the stunning wildlife that call it home.

African Travel, Inc. also understands that many safari guests wish to show support for these causes through volunteer work. Safari Specialists can facilitate those who want to donate their time, expertise, and physical labor to a variety of projects in East and Southern Africa, including volunteering in the field of conservation, working in a medical clinic, or helping to build a shelter or school.

Due to rapid human encroachment and unprecedented levels of poaching, elephants are facing a grim future and some experts fear global extinction within our lifetimes. Witness these exquisite gentle giants firsthand on African Travel, Inc.'s "The Last Refuge" - a connoisseur's safari adventure throughout Botswana. The Okavango Delta is home to thriving populations of elephants and hippos, while the Kalahari Desert boasts ancient baobabs and inquisitive meerkats. Explore the bush from the comfort of luxuriously-appointed intimate camps, whose ideal locations and gracious staff welcome you in comfort and authentic African style.

" The Last Refuge " is a nine-day exploration of Johannesburg, Linyanti Reserve, Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans. Prices start from $9,185 per person, based on double occupancy. International and internal air is additional.

For more information and to book the safari of your dreams, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com. CST 2071444-20


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About African Travel, Inc. - "We Know Africa"
African Travel, Inc. is a 39-year-old safari operator, with operations in Africa and the USA, offering customized and locally-hosted safaris to Africa at all price points. The company's focus is solely on planning and operating safaris in Africa. 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. Refer to www.AfricanTravelInc.com for a wide variety of ideas and safaris.

About USTOA
African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 Million.

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 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:African Travel, Inc.