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Lion World Travel Receives Top Honors at South African Tourism's Ubuntu Awards and Celebrates 50th Anniversary

April 10, 2014 --

DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Lion World Travel
was
honored as "Top Producing Tour Operator" for the fifth year in a
row at one of the tourism industry's most celebrated occasions, the
annual South African Tourism's Ubuntu Awardsceremony.



The honors were bestowed at the fifth annual Ubuntu Awards at an
elegant dinner reception at New York City's Gotham Hall on Tuesday,
April 1, 2014. The Ubuntu Awards recognizes South African Tourism's
outstanding trade partners in business and leisure travel while
celebrating South Africa's upcoming 20th anniversary of freedom and
democracy.



The event was hosted by Ms. Sthu Zungu, President of South African
Tourism, North America. U.S. South African Broadcasting Corporation
Correspondent Sherwin Bryce-Pease served as Master of Ceremonies.
The Hon. Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa's Minister of
Tourism, delivered the keynote address to distinguished guests
including Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa's Ambassador to
the United States. Jonathan Butler, South-African born, Grammy
nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist, entertained guests with
his mix of rhythm and blues and jazz fusion music.



"It is rewarding to be honored by South African Tourism with an
award for selling a destination that we are so passionate about,"
said Lucille Sive, President of Lion World Travel, as she accepted
the award. "We strive to give our clients and visitors to South
Africa as many options and price points as possible. Our inspired
travel itineraries and local knowledge have always distinguished us
from the competition. It is so gratifying to see our team's hard
work endorsed for the fifth year by our partners at South African
Tourism."



Lion World Travel is proud to be the long-standing leader in North
American travel to South Africa. Lion World Travel celebrated their
50th Golden Anniversary last month and is
celebrating by undergoing a complete digital presence
transformation, including re-branding the website, upgrading the
brochure and introducing several exciting new initiatives.



About Lion World Travel

Lion World Travel is the leading tour
operator from North America specializing in group and individual
tours to Southern and East Africa, and is a member of the renowned
Travel Corporation, which also includes: Trafalgar Tours, Contiki,
Brendan Vacations, Insight Vacations, The Red Carnation Hotel
Collection and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. In its
50th year, clients continue to benefit from Lion World Travels'
destination knowledge, expertise, and emphasis on customer service.
With their safari specialists all having first-hand knowledge of
Africa, Lion World Travel can confidently assist clients in
creating an African adventure that fits their specific interests as
well as their budget. Extraordinary service, affordable luxury and
value for money are what keep clients coming back to Lion World
Travel.



Winner of the South African Tourism
Ubuntu Awards "Top Producing Tour Operator for

North America" for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014



Winner of the South African Airways "Award of Excellence in Travel
and Tourism for

North America" for 2012



Winner of Travelzoo Award for "Best Overall Provider of Vacation
Package Deals to

Warm Weather Destinations" for 2012





About The TreadRight Foundation


Lion World Travel is a part of a joint
initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit
foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage
sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the
places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2
million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find
out more about our work with TreadRight visit: www.TreadRight.org.

CONTACT: Susan Chou
Public Relations Coordinator
susan.chou@travcorpusa.com
Twitter: @Susan_Travcorp

Arnelle Kendall
Vice President of Public Relations
arnelle.kendall@travcorpusa.com
Twitter: @ArnelleKendall

The Travel Corporation USA
636 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 203
Delray Beach, FL 33483
561.330.0850



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