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Unformatted text preview: F o o t p r i n t s Winter 2010 Quest Specialty Travel News and Notes Volume VII, Number 4 QST World Travel News QST Launches New Tours to South Africa QST is pleased to announce two new adventure tours to the hottest travel destination in Africa: South Africa. Ron Dawson, vice president of marketing, said of the tours, Seeing big game in South Africa is the thrill of a lifetime. These two new itineraries combine first-class adventure with incomparable cultural access to local inhabitants. They epitomize QSTs mission to help people better understand the world and its people. The 10-day South Africa Safari is an adventurers dream come true. The tour commences in Johannesburg and begins with an overnight visit to a multicultural village where clients stay as guests of African families. After immersion in the culture and heritage of the Basotho, Pedi, Xhosa, and Zulu tribes, the tour explores some of the great national parks of the northeast, including the famed Kruger, with a series of exciting game- drives in open, all-terrain, solar-powered vehicles. Next is a safari in the incomparable Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park, where sightings of rhinos, lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, and giraffes are commonplace. Finally, the tour explores the St. Lucia Wetlands, one of the worlds great eco-tourism destinations. The second tour, the wonderfully scenic 8-day Garden of South Africa , includes coastal panoramas, inland reserves, and artist colonies. The tour begins in Port Elizabeth and travels along the garden route of the south, leading to Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities. Highlights include the town of Knysna, set on a beautiful lagoon system and surrounded by forest, and Tsitsikamma National Park. The last few days of the tour are spent exploring spectacular Cape Town, renowned for the best food and nightlife in South Africa, as well as the Cape of Good Hope. QST Scoops World Travel Award QST was awarded the prestigious Word Travel Award for Best Eco-Tour Operator at the 18 th Annual World Travel Awards, held in August in Turks and Caicos. The award, presented to QST Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Long, was voted on by 167,000 travel professionals worldwide. It is an honor to be recognized as the leading operator in eco-tourism, said Long. We are extremely proud of all we have accomplished and the innovation we bring to the eco-travel industry. Quest Specialty Travel: Adventure, Culture, Education Inside Spotlight on Japan: Visiting a Ryokan in the Land of the Shoguns Language and Culture Immersion: Antigua, Guatemala Luxurious Adventure: Tunisia Birding and Cultural Heritage: Southern Bohemia Featured Tour Details Malaria: A Serious Health Risk for Travelers Ten Tips for Traveling Abroad Asias Airports Voted the Best by Passengers Footprints September 18, 2009 Page 2 Spotlight on Japan: Visiting a Ryokan in the Land of the Shoguns nigmatic Japan is a land of contrasts and a must-see travel destination for...
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