NatGeo & G Adventures Announce New Family Travel Program
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
G Adventures and National Geographic Expeditions are strengthening their partnership with the launch of National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures. The new program of 12 trips goes on sale 7MAY, and will feature unique National Geographic experiences for children and adults to connect through travel on departures in 2020.
G Adventures and National Geographic first joined forces in 2015 with the launch of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, a program of small group adventures which has grown to include 89 trips in 53 countries during 2019.
The success of National Geographic Journeys led the two travel leaders to look at how they could partner in the family travel market, extending the reach of culturally immersive, small-group adventure holidays to appeal to children aged seven and above, as well as their parents and grandparents.
Ben Perlo, Managing Director, G Adventures, says the move to cater to the family market is a natural extension of the already successful partnership with National Geographic, a brand synonymous with exploration and education.
“This new program of trips is perfect for adventure-loving families looking to discover the world together. The newly-designed itineraries have been developed from scratch to inspire travellers of all ages to uncover each destination’s diverse characteristics, from wildlife and conservation to history and culture, exploration, and photography and storytelling.
“All our groups are made up of an international mix of travellers, giving families the opportunity to connect not just with each other, but with their fellow travellers and the local people they meet along the way. As is the case with all G Adventures tours, we encourage interactions with local people, and ensure as much money as possible stays in the communities we visit,” says Perlo.
“National Geographic Expeditions is excited to expand our partnership with G Adventures to include this new line of family trips,” says Heather Heverling, National Geographic Senior Vice President of Product Management.
“Travel is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences a family can have together and we are thrilled to announce 12 new adventures to our global family of travellers in 2020.”
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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.