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!
Find out what you can get up to on our superb family adventure tour to Jordan - Journey to the Lost City - as written (word for word) by our work experience 14yr old who has been helping out in the office for the past few weeks. Thanks for all your work Robert - your writing skills put a lot of adults to shame. Hope you get to Jordan sometime - it's a brilliant country!
With uncertainty about Mubarak filling the news at the moment, now is the perfect time to remind travellers what a fantastic destination this is to visit - whether you have been before or never set foot in the Valley of the Kings, ridden a camel at sunset round the Pyramids or sailed down the Nile on a felucca.
We are pleased to announce that with the assistance of a donation of £2500 from the Imaginative Traveller responsible travel fund, the charity Animal Welfare of Luxor (AWOL) has begun construction of a much-needed permanent centre!
AWOL is a small charity working throughout the poor farming communities of the West Bank in Luxor. They care mainly for working donkeys in the area through preventative medical care and education, although they also look after dogs and horses in some cases.
Want to discover a hidden side to Imaginative Traveller? Well what about our tailor-made holidays to locations that don’t feature in our brochure or website? We recently organised a family holiday for the Lloyd family to Malaysia which took in Taman Negara National Park and Langkawi as well as Kuala Lumpur and the Cameron Highlands.
American Express Travel Exchange have announced their Top Ten most popular currencies. Turkish Lira and the Mexican Peso have moved up the list which shows that people are taking on board the fact that Turkey, being outside the Eurozone, is proving an economic destination. Mexico may be riding a return wave for tourists after the effects of the swine flu epidemic a few years ago.
Apparently llama dung made such good fertiliser that the Incas were able to cultivate maize which was easier to store than their traditional quinoa. This in turn freed up labour for road-building or constructing Inca trails. Thus maize was an essential ingredient in the expansion of the Inca Empire.
Just got some amazing feedback about our fabulous leaders in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Burma. Just goes to show how a good leader can really make a trip!
If you are looking for that special holiday with a difference - maybe an exciting adventure tour combined with a relaxing time at the beach - then check out some of these ideas:
Our colleague Lucy Graham has just returned from our adventure tours to Turkey. Having always travelled independently in the past, group travel was a new concept to her......
RATS! Galapagos project takes the biscuit!
Tons of biscuits laced with poison have been discharged from a helicopter on the Galapagos Islands in an attempt to eradicate the rats which are endangering many species of birds and mammals on the islands. The most significant victims are the eggs and hatchlings of turtles and Galapagos giant tortoise. The bait will repulse all other wildlife so there is no danger to species such as marine iguanas, sea lions and the Galapagos petrel.
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