Mary Jo Viederman Lindblad Expeditions (413) 549-3950 [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (July 24, 2006) – Lindblad Expeditions, the nation’s leading small-ship, expedition travel company with roots founded in responsible tourism, announced a new Chief Operating Officer today, Terry Robertson, a seasoned luxury travel executive with decades of experience in the niche luxury travel market. Robertson was a founder and President of Grand Expeditions, a consolidation of high-end travel companies that included jet and yacht charters, safaris, expeditions and photographic tours. His experience in strategic planning and operations, sales and marketing, as well as in-depth knowledge of the luxury travel market makes Robertson an ideal candidate for Lindblad’s growing needs.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that Terry has agreed to join us full time,” said Sven Lindblad, President and CEO. “He is a tremendous asset on our team who can help take our growing company to the next level,” added Lindblad. Lindblad Expeditions is currently growing at 13% over last year. The company’s strategic partnership with The National Geographic Society and their new offerings to the South Pacific, Egypt, on the Danube River in Europe, and with the magnificent sailing vessel, the Sea Cloud II, have expanded the company’s offerings around the globe. Additionally, new program elements such as kayaking, wellness and National Geographic projects such as the Genographic Project and with photographic experts from the Society have kept the expedition travel leader ahead of the curve.
About Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions was founded in 1979 and operates a fleet of six ships in regions such as Galapagos, Antarctica, Alaska and Baja California with a focus on responsible tourism. Sven Lindblad has been the recipient of many environmental awards including the U.N. Programme Global 500 Award and most recently, recognition by HRH, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg for his dedication to the conservation and environmental stewardship of the Galapagos archipelago (5/06). The company has also received numerous awards including being named the #1 Small-Ship Cruise Line (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Value Awards 2006); #2 Tour Operator (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Value Awards 2006); “The Best Ships in the World” and “The Best Itineraries” (Conde Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2006). For more information, visit www.expeditions.com.