Privada Travel is affiliated with the Travel Edge Network of professionals as the first Montana-based agency in the alliance.
BILLINGS, MONTANA – New brand for active, custom-designed travel, Privada Travel, announce its official opening. The agency, founded by Carol Austin, a 30-year adventure travel industry veteran, offers unparalleled personalized, exclusive travel experiences that focus on active exploration and cultural immersion.
Privada (Spanish for private) is the passion and creation of Austin, who for the past three decades helped navigate with husband Dan, Austin Adventures, to the position of industry leader in active travel. As an experienced traveler and accomplished outdoor adventurer, Austin saw a need for a travel agency that catered specifically to those who wanted to explore the world at their own pace through active adventures such as hiking, biking, small ship cruising and safari.
“We believe that travel is about more than just visiting a new place,” said Austin. “It’s about immersing yourself in the local culture, pushing your limits and creating lifelong memories. That’s why we focus on active adventures that allow travelers to experience the world in a unique way.”
Privada Travel is affiliated with the Travel Edge Network of professionals as the first Montana-based agency in the alliance. Ranked #20 on Travel Weekly’s Power List, Travel Edge is a leader in the North American luxury travel industry, with over $850 million in annual sales across luxury cruise, air, hotel, and tours. A broad network of over 450 top luxury advisors, with 85 affiliated agencies representing an additional 425 advisors, serves an affluent and engaged client base that spans the U.S. and Canada.
Privada Travel offers a range of world-wide vacation experiences, from national parks, luxury lodges and multi-day hiking trips to wildlife safaris and cultural tours that include cooking classes and wine tastings. Each experience is carefully curated to provide travelers with an authentic and unforgettable experience built around how they want to see the world.
“Once the reality of selling Austin Adventures set in, I knew I wasn’t done with travel. In fact, it was just the opportunity I needed to do exactly what I love the most – helping others fulfill their travel dreams,” she said. “Over the past 30 years I have personally helped thousands of travelers to discover their passions and experience the finest the world has to offer. Creating Privada Travel allows me to continue to work with the world’s best tour operators, suppliers and guides of whom I’ve built intimate relationships with over the years. Adding the Travel Edge Network to my already extensive list of past friends and contacts is a sure pathway to success.”
Carol Austin has extensive firsthand experience around the world. Single travelers, adults, families and multi-generational travel clients are all her specialty. While travel may be her ultimate passion, exceptional, personalized customer service is in her DNA.
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