Posted May 7, 2020
Against All Odds, This Company is Expanding Their Travel Business
Authentic Vacations has opened a travel-inspired office in Scottsdale. With worldwide offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, and Copenhagen, Authentic Vacations chose Scottsdale because of the proximity to Sky Harbor Airport and a work force composed of supportive travel professionals. Authentic Vacations is part of the esteemed Tour Partner Group and has been in business for twenty years.
“We wanted a location that was business-friendly and we needed associates who could work well as a team. Scottsdale became our clear choice. We’re very happy to be here,” said Allegra Lynch, President. “And, we’re happy to dig in and buck the tide.”
Authentic Vacations’ announcement coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week, a strange occurrence in 2020. First celebrated in May, 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation, urging citizens to celebrate travel during the first week of May. During this time we remember that travel boosts our self-confidence by welcoming new experiences; breaks down language barriers; and it allows us to see the humanity in various cultures around the world and across our nation. It’s also a dream that keeps a lot of us going.
This seems a challenging time to open a new travel office. Lynch states that it is, of course, an extraordinarily difficult time in the industry, but those difficulties often push a business to creative solutions. Being small has its advantages, and being able to turn on a dime is one of them. It is expected that the future of the travel industry will be quite healthy, fueled by pent-up demand. They’re preparing for it.
Authentic Vacations specializes in creating customizable itineraries, featuring a variety of authentic experiences and accommodations. All are carefully vetted to ensure that every client has a unique adventure. They are a leading travel provider for destinations across the globe. With its culturally-diverse staff of travel experts, they offer a level of personalization and client support that is unsurpassed in the travel industry.
Authentic Vacations has arranged over 200,000 trips and is a trusted member of USTOA, IATA, ASTA, and Travel Leaders. Lynch is buoyed by the present challenge. “Scottsdale is a perfect fit for us. We’re looking forward to a long and rewarding relationship with our newest home. And, yes, we expect to be here for a long time!”