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ABC’s Born to Explore Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro with Abercrombie & Kent

In the season premiere of Emmy Award-winning Born to Explore, host Richard Wiese joins A&K’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro on a journey to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa – 19,341 feet above sea level.

Follow along as the group treks through five climate zones, encounters gale force winds and snow and even stops along the way to visit a weather station established in 2006 by A&K Philanthropy for a rededication ceremony.

WABC in the New York City area will be airing at 2:30 PM on Sunday October 5th, but many of the local ABC stations will be airing Born to Explore at different times so check your local listings for air times:

Learn more about Abercrombie & Kent’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro here

Abercrombie & Kent First in the Air with Lie-Flat Seats on Private Jet Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent will be the first to operate luxury private jet journeys featuring fully lie-flat seats beginning in the fall of 2014. All of A&K’s private jet journeys will now feature a privately chartered Icelandair Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, and more than 6.5 feet of legroom (79” pitch). Additional seating enables each guest to socialize in comfort with their travel companions, while a full privacy screen and extra-high seat back provide undisturbed rest.

Join us next fall on Wonders of the World by Private Jet to experience these lie-flat first class seats for yourself.

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A&K Voted Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator at World Travel Awards

Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator

For the 4th consecutive year, travel professionals representing more than 200 different countries have chosen Abercrombie & Kent as “Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” at the World Travel Awards. Considered “the Oscars of the travel industry” by the Wall Street Journal, winners are judged on their ability to satisfy visitor needs; undertake enterprising product expansion and development; foster innovation and creativity; and consistently deliver a superior product.

“With the dramatic changes sweeping the travel industry, it is an honor to be singled out for our uncompromising standards, high level of personal service and attention to detail,” said Geoffrey Kent, founder, chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent.

The World Travel Awards celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year and are acknowledged around the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating those companies, organizations and brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service.

Graham E. Cooke, president and founder of the World Travel Awards, said: “We are proud to have held these awards in Nairobi after recent events, to not only show support for the Kenya Tourism Board but Africa as a premier tourist destination that creates jobs and drives a significant part of each country’s GDP. Africa is a very competitive region for the World Travel Awards, and these winners continue to serve as an example of the most luxurious and innovative brands with unique hospitality products and services. Tonight’s recipients strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism and it has been an honour to hold our ceremony here in Kenya, regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.”

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Condé Nast Traveler names Abercrombie & Kent’s Rami Girgis as a Top Travel Specialist.

Rami Girgis

Rami Girgis, A&K’s Product Manager for the Middle East, was handpicked by Condé Nast Traveler’s Wendy Perrin as Top Travel Specialist, Egypt. Rami was recognized for his local access and his aim to expose travelers to as many layers of history and culture as possible on his trips.

Rami joins this prestigious list of the “most respected and trusted in the travel industry,” along with A&K’s Gerald Hatherly, who has been on the list since 2003 for his insider’s knowledge of China, and A&K European Villas expert, Adam Coats.

Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists represent “the best blend of destination knowledge, insider connections, user-friendliness, and value for your dollar that I’ve found in more than two decades of scrutinizing the travel industry for this magazine,” says Perrin, Consumer News Director for the magazine.

Getting into this group is, statistically speaking, tougher than getting into Harvard. Of the more than 10,000 travel agents and tour operators who have tried to break onto this list since its inception, only a tiny fraction have made the grade. Almost all have been road-tested by Condé Nast Traveler readers, editors, or both.