|ALA Named the #1 Tour Operator in the World! ||July 16, 2009|
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|the best in the world!|
|If you haven’t already heard, exciting news from the home front: we are thrilled and deeply honored to announce that Austin-Lehman Adventures has been recognized as the BEST Travel Operator in the WORLD by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. That's right – numero uno! |
We’d like to extend a heartfelt THANKS, first and foremost, to our loyal Alumni for their avid support. This would not have been possible without you!! A big thanks as well to our dedicated staff and guides, who have worked tirelessly both in and out of the field to earn this prestigious accolade.
|hot off the press|
Travel + Leisure has been conducting its prestigious readers’ survey for 14 years. Based on a perfect score of 100, ALA received an overall rating of 97.34, one of the highest ever recorded in the category. Readers rated tour operators, properties and destinations on a variety of criteria, including staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food and value.
“Considering that Travel & Leisure readers represent a strong voice amongst today’s travelers, we’re thrilled to be ranked by this constituency. This is truly the best of the best. To be named number one is absolutely thrilling and at the same time genuinely humbling.”
~ Dan Austin, in a recent Press Release
News of Austin-Lehman’s World’s Best award has spread like wildfire. Be sure to pick up the August issue of Travel + Leisure
and visit www.travelandleisure.com where ALA will be featured at length.
|it's official - the secret's out!|
|Thanks to our Alumni and the hard work of ALA staff and guides, we’ve at last been recognized for something we’ve believed for many, many years: that Austin-Lehman Adventures is second to none. Our steadfast commitment to over-the-top customer service, our insider’s perspective that only great guides can offer, our flexible itineraries that allow guests to truly experience a destination like a local – up-close, off the tourist track, and at their own pace – it’s all finally paid off! We couldn’t be happier, or as Dan says, more humbled.|
The word is officially out. So call or click now to see what the buzz is about!
800. 575.1540 | www.austinlehman.com
For the second year in a row, Austin-Lehman Adventures was listed among the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.
We are very excited to be ranked 13th out of 200 top companies and 3rd in the luxury category!
Travel Moment Contest:
This month's winner of a $100 ALA Travel Voucher is Brian Vivona of Chicago, IL. Be sure to read his submission about hiking in British Columbia
. Congrats Brian!
to submit your favorite Travel Moment and be entered to win the next $100 ALA Travel Voucher.
In the next Travelogue:
ALA gives a nod to some of our most seasoned adventurers.
AUSTIN-LEHMAN ADVENTURES FEATURED RECIPE
|There's a reason why our guests rave about our food. Whether served campfire-side or at a 5-star restaurant, our artfully prepared local eats are sinfully delicious!|
|Local Bites: Parmesan Encrusted Trout Fillets|
Trip: Yellowstone - The Serengeti of the American West
- Place fish in a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, onion and salt; spread over fish.
- Sprinkle fish with paprika.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve with salad and pasta or rice.
|View all of our Local Bites recipes here!|
|- 1 pound trout fillets|
|- 1 cup sour cream|
|- 1/2 teaspoon salt|
|- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese|
|- 1 tablespoon lemon juice|
|- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion|
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