MMI travel brings innovative adventure travel to the region

DUBAI, U.A.E., 21st November 2010: MMI Travel has been appointed General Sales Agent for the award-winning company, Gap Adventures, the largest adventure tour operator across the globe.

Exclusively available in the Middle East region through MMI Travel, Gap Adventures offers an exciting array of cultural and soft-adventure packages, ideal for the energetic traveller, from small group safaris to hiking through the wilds of Patagonia. 

“With the appointment by Gap, MMI Travel has reaffirmed its position as the region's leading sports travel and active holidays provider” said Abdulla Tawakul, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Regional Network, Dnata Travel Services.

Bruce Poon Tip, founder of Gap Adventures, will be a keynote speaker at the inaugural World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi conference taking place tomorrow at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Canadian Bruce, an award-winning sustainability pioneer, founded Gap Adventures at the age of 23 in 1990 with a desire to create a sustainable travel experience that strived to minimise its environmental impact, to respect local people and cultures, offer economic benefit to local businesses and communities, and provide a memorable experience for travellers while protecting destinations for future generations.

Today with over 850 employees, Gap Adventures now offers more than 1,000 small group experiences, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents, to more than 100,000 travellers a year.

“GAP Adventures is delighted to partner with MMI Travel and we look forward to a long and rewarding partnership. When we looked at who to partner with in the Middle East MMI Travel stood out due to its ability to connect with customers and spread the word about small group adventures in what is a new market for us", said Mr. Poon Tip.

“I launched Gap Adventures with the belief that other travellers would share my desire to experience authentic adventures in a responsible and sustainable manner and I hope that by learning about our journey and success at the Abu Dhabi congress, other industry leaders will also recognise why putting in place measures to make tourism more environmentally and culturally aware can also create growth opportunities,” he concluded.

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