Lindblad Expeditions buys two tour operators: Vacation Weekly

Lindblad Expeditions has expanded its journey journey choices with the acquisition of two tour operators, DuVine Cycling + Experience Co. and Off the Crushed Path, the corporation introduced now.

The expedition cruise operator, which expanded to land excursions with its 2016 acquisition of All-natural Habitat, reported in a push launch that it options to “leverage its expertise and assets to accelerate the growth of these exceptional and financially rewarding companies and capitalize on the developing desire for reliable and immersive adventure travel.”

“These finest-in-course firms are also united by a concentrate on nature and sustainability and will reward from Lindblad’s and Normal Habitat’s scale, resources, internet marketing expertise and conservation management,” the business said.

Launched in 1996 by Andy Levine, DuVine is an international luxurious biking and journey organization based mostly in Somerville, Mass. Levine will retain an ownership interest in DuVine and will keep on as CEO of the new subsidiary, Lindblad mentioned.

Off the Crushed Route, based in Bozeman, Mont., offers energetic little-group and non-public custom journeys about the entire world, with a very long-standing concentrate on U.S. nationwide parks. Cory Lawrence will continue to be as CEO when also retaining an ownership desire in that subsidiary.

“Bringing DuVine and Off the Crushed Route into our portfolio of brands will allow for us to greater serve a broader-primarily based clientele that has a various set of journey interests,” stated Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions.

“The high degree of good quality and integrity of both equally these firms tends to make them ideal companions in our technique of expanding our system of experiential offerings.”