Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 24, 2007
Following a decade of noteworthy accomplishment, Class Adventure Travel (CAT) - a pioneer in the field of online Latin American Tourism - has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The announcement that prices were to be slashed by 10% as a celebratory special was welcomed by CAT's clients - many of whom are past clients now planning to return to Latin America. The anniversary promotional offer applies to all published tours on the Class Adventure Travel website and is valid until the 31st of December 2007. Any tour purchased before this date receives the discounted price - regardless of when the passengers are actually traveling.
"We're hoping to offer our clients something truly exceptionable as a special way to celebrate 10 successful years in the travel business," says CAT Founder Bart de Graaf, "So, we're going to knock 10% off every package offered on our website, and provide the same excellence as always, but now we're doing it for less." With this new promotional offer, CAT's exclusive tours are set to be the best value tours to be found anywhere online and sales are expected to increase substantially as travelers swoop in on this amazing offer. De Graaf explains that the influx of clientele will be easily dealt with by CAT's professional team who operate out of a number of regional offices across Latin America.
Over the past ten years, Class Adventure Travel has had a history that has been marked by rapid growth and accomplished initiative. Known throughout the travel industry for their provision of continued excellence and quality, as well as for their honesty and integrity - CAT has risen from its humble beginnings to become a leader in the field of online Latin America Tours. It all started years ago when founder Bart de Graaf - after having trekked through some of Ecuador's innermost jungle - first dreamt up the idea of opening a travel company. He returned to Holland where he and co-founder Karin Deen began to develop the foundations of what would one day become Class Adventure Travel. In Bart's words, "CAT evolved out of making two of my dreams a reality: firstly of turning my greatest hobby into a professional way of living, and secondly helping to build a bridge between Latin America and the rest of the world."
Against the advice of many - the couple decided to officially start CAT in Peru as it was the Latin American country with the most potential at that time. The first office was opened in 1997 in Miraflores, Lima. After the company's successful inception, the founders watched CAT grow from a small scale Peruvian operation to a large scale Latin American Enterprise. The success of the Lima office led to the opening of a second Peruvian office in Cusco in 2000 which would help with the growing number of clientele traveling to the ancient heart of the Inca Empire - and of course to Machu Picchu. After having firmly established themselves as one of the most important incoming tour operators in Peru it was time to look outwards.
The Brazilian office in Sao Paolo opened in 2004, and later in the same year the CAT headquarters for Argentina and Chile opened in Buenos Aires. Following this venture CAT formed alliances with a number of affiliate travel groups in other Latin American countries - and it wasn't long before the company was able to offer tours across the continent. Most recently CAT opened an office in Costa Rica- a venture that will give the company the opportunity to offer tours in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama, and will give CAT's clientele the opportunity of undertaking the very best on offer in each of the Central American countries.
While always having had a website, it was at this point that CAT decided to further develop their online sales department and a new website was created. The new website gave the company a better look and feel, gave the client more freedom and options than they had had received anywhere else previously, and moved CAT clearly into the lead in the field of online Latin American travel. Mirroring CAT's history, their online sales platform primarily offered Peru tours before branching outwards across the continent. Now after ten years - the company has clearly established itself as a leader in the industry, and with the new discounted special will no doubt become the favorite choice of many new travelers to the continent.
Jose Luis Pastor - CAT's Chief Marketing Officer - explains that after ten years CAT continues to thrive. "We're moving forward at an incredible pace, and besides our special 10% anniversary discount, we have recently opened our operations base considerably and made all tours on our website available for re-sale by travel agencies across the world." In effect, these travel agencies are brought underneath the Class Adventure Travel umbrella, and are able to offer their clients CAT's high quality tours to Latin America with the exclusive CAT branding and seal. Having traditionally only re-sold tours to German and Dutch based travel agencies; their commission based re-routed sales looks set to be a hit with travel agencies across the globe. Information can be found on the travel agents section of the Class Adventure Travel website.
After 10 years Class Adventure Travel is still gathering momentum; and with an interesting and dynamic website, an innovative and enthusiastic team, and some novel ideas, they are no doubt set to continue being a leader in the Latin American online travel industry for the foreseeable future. Described by Footprint Travel Guides as "One of the best, highly recommended," and by Frommers as "One of the best travel agencies to contact," Class Adventure Travel is flying high and their new discounted tours will no doubt give a number of travelers a fantastic reason to travel to Latin America.
**About Class Adventure Travel
Class Adventure Travel consists of a team of multicultural professional travelers from the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Chile - all of whom are passionate about both travel and Latin America. With the most exceptional customizable tours to Latin America imaginable, CAT prides itself on offering the best service and quality available, and provides it within their client's means. A network of offices across South America ensures CAT is always close to the client, has a complete understanding of local customs and affairs, and also enables the company to provide a world class quality travel service across the continent. In CAT's bid to provide the Ultimate Latin America Travel Experience, the company works with only the very best local operators to ensure both the quality of all tours and the of course the preservation of Latin America's culture, people, environment, and most sacred sights. Please visit Class Adventure Travel at http://www.cat-travel.com.
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