Welcome to the Imaginative Traveller Blog! This is a brilliant means for us to communicate directly with you. We will be able to keep you updated on the latest Imaginative Traveller news, events, trips, fascinating snippets of info from life on the tour leader front, how our overseas Destinations Managers spend their average day, humorous tales from tours, staff trip reports and just general Imaginative Traveller gossip. So check it out and let us know what you think!
Commercial Director and ex-tour leader Liddy Pleasants relates a snippet from a tour of one of her favourite countries - China!
Welcome to the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Tiger! What better way to discover some of the amazing attractions of this incredible country than by taking an adventure tour with Imaginative Traveller which includes trekking a section of the Tiger Leaping Gorge?!!! Nothing too ambitious but an amazing hike beneath towering limestone walls dropping a sheer 3000m to the Yangtze River below, backdropped by the snow-capped moutain range beyond. Several of our tours visit the gorge:
Imaginative Traveller is really pleased to announce that we have been HIGHLY COMMENDED in the Top Tour Operator category in the Wanderlust Travel Awards at The Times: Destinations Travel Show, Earls Court, London.
Imaginative Traveller has many late availability departures at an amazing 20% discount, and can offer family tours and tailor-made itineraries as well.
ITV1’s new ‘Lion Country’ series is putting Zimbabwe’s magnificent wildlife back on the tourist map while highlighting its unique Big Cat conservation efforts.
The six-part series follows the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust’s (ALERT) admirable efforts to help reverse the decline in the number of wild African lions. With reports indicating that their numbers have dropped by as much as 80% in the last 50 years, the series follows the non-profit organisation’s initiative to reintroduce captive-bred lions to the wild.
Fancy instant heat, sunshine – even coral reefs at your fingertips (or feet!) right now? Our online marketing expert, Russell Morling, has just returned from Sharm el Sheikh – under 5 hours flight away from the UK on the Egyptian Red Sea coast. Days were spent enjoying cool drinks around the pool watching the nearby sea lap over the coral – and at night there was no need for even a jumper it was so warm. The rest of us left behind in the UK were very jealous of his texts!
Salif Keita headlines the Sixth Festival on the Niger!
Celebrate music, folklore and dance at one of the world’s most famous festivals - the Festival on the Niger!
Jo Reeves, from our Tailor-made department, recently travelled to Syria and has this to say about her experience:
When Visited: December 2009
Here at Imaginative Traveller we are constantly striving to work hard on the responsible tourism front. Respect for local people and the environment is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to minimise our impact and maximise respectful interaction. Which is why we were really excited when we came across Kate Humble’s fascinating new initiative ‘Stuff Your Rucksack’! www.stuffyourrucksack.com
The thinking behind this concept struck a knowing chord with us:
Tiffani Cave travelled to the Galapagos in late October/early November. Her enthusiasm for the destination bubbled over in an email she sent back to the office whilst only a few days into her trip! Read on for a brief glimpse of life in this wildlife heaven.
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