Contact: Dan Austin, Director
800-575-1540 / 406-655-4591
Billings, MT, Mar. 18, 2011 – Leading adventure tours operator Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA), the active travel company setting the standard for adventure travel companies in Yellowstone National Park, Europe, Africa and beyond, reports double-digit growth for two consecutive years, prompting a spate of new hires.
Dan Austin, Austin-Lehman Adventures http://www.austinlehman.com/ owner, said that thanks to the fact that “our name continues to be associated with the best adventure travel companies in the business, it’s easier and easier to recruit exceptional help. With sales up significantly two years running, we have been adding depth to our already amazing and proven staff. This includes outside consultants and new staff hires.”
A Boulder advertising agency, SmartClick Adworks http://www.smartclickadworks.com/, has been appointed to consult and lead SEO and social media initiatives. This online social media and search engine marketing company will work on natural search engine optimization and paid search marketing programs for Austin-Lehman. Search engine optimization programs will not only include link building, and landing page optimization, but also a blog outreach campaign, partnering with past travelers and influential travel bloggers to create increased brand awareness in the online space. Paid search marketing will focus on Google advertising, to supplement ongoing natural search engine optimization efforts.
“We’re honored to be working with Austin-Lehman,” says Glen Spencer, President of SmartClick AdWorks. “For years, we’ve admired the strong consumer brand they’ve built, and our goal now is to make ALA ubiquitous on the web.”
New staff hires for the Billings-based adventure tours operator include Jonathan Burnham who will serve as webmaster and marketing assistant. His video/photographer skills will also be utilized on the website.
Kristen Donisthorpe is a new administrative assistant who brings a marketing and communications background to the table. Another new administrative assistant, Kendra Wehmeyer, will support sales team and client communications outreach.
Mindy Vanderhoof is new to the team as adventure tours consultant, having spent well over a decade globetrotting through 35 countries.
Austin noted that the 2011 season is beginning to fill up and that people who want to travel with one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Tour Operators in the World should consider booking their plans now.
“Chances are when you call in you will be chatting with some of our new team,” he said.
About Austin-Lehman Adventures
Austin-Lehman Adventures, with a 37-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents, has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms. Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning. ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
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