Austin Adventures Shows Travel Advisor Appreciation – Agents Booking 2016 Trips Earn Generous Commission Plus $100 per Person Bonus

BILLINGS, MT – May 10, 2016 – Travel agents who introduce their clients to some of the world’s best travel experiences can now pocket more than customer satisfaction.

Think $100 per person (man, woman or child) booked on a 2016 vacation – in addition to a generous 12 percent commission.

This is Austin Adventures ( thank you to its travel agent partners who have become key players in the company’s success. The bonus check applies to all new 2016 bookings from now through the end of the year. At the time of booking travel agents need to mention Bonus Code 16-100 and $100 per person will be added to the commission check. Both custom and scheduled 2016 programs quality for Travel Advisor Appreciation Offer.

“Travel agent and agency bookings are an increasing percentage of our overall business,”said Dan Austin, Austin Adventures Founder and President. “This year we are anticipating a third of our bookings will be attributed to the efforts of our travel agent partners.”

Austin Adventures, the leader in luxury multisport and active family vacations worldwide, earlier this year expanded opportunities within the travel trade by becoming a Virtuoso® preferred supplier. This is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel.

The partnership has given Virtuoso® travel advisors expanded market-proven product from Austin Adventures for its more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in over 30 countries. Austin Adventures in turn has gained new market access to millions of travel-savvy consumers.

A partnership which Austin Adventures forged in 2013 with Xanterra Parks & Resorts® has also opened doors to countless new opportunities and allowed unparalleled behind-the-scenes access, support and security on its tours.

These strategic partnerships come at a time when Austin Adventures is experiencing its most significant expansion of trips and destinations to date, added Austin. With the addition this year of Asia (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bali and Vietnam), Austin Adventures now offers programs on all seven continents. In addition to expanding geographically, the company has added active multisport programs in Europe (Ireland, France, Germany and Macedonia) and in South America (Chile, Peru and Argentina).

Stateside Austin Adventures has introduced exclusive five-star lodging and gourmet dining that combine biking, hiking and horseback riding in iconic destinations. For example, the new-for-2016 Colorado – 5-Star Wilderness Adventure is a six-day/five-night immersion in what this company does best – making sure the wows are stirred into the vacation mix that includes The Broadmoor and its exclusive wilderness properties Cloud Camp and Ranch at Emerald Valley.

On June 16, Austin Adventures will find out if they become the 2016 WAVE Award winner for the nation’s Best Tour Operator for Adventure as voted on by the readers of TravelAge West Magazine. Five nominees representing the “best-of-the-best” were selected by the editorial team headed by Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro. The announcement will take place at a “star studded” gala held at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, California. See:

For more information on all of the destinations, trips and itineraries offered by Austin Adventures visit, call (800) 575-1540 or email For the section of the website dedicated to Travel Professionals see:

About Austin Adventures
Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin-Lehman Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a provider of scheduled small group tours and customized trips to all seven continents. In 2014, Kasey Austin, Vice President of Operations, was named the World’s Top Family Guide by Outside Magazine. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts® portfolio of experiential leisure offerings that includes operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park; and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also owns and operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel in Williams, Ariz., the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers and Austin Adventures.

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