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Sales soar for Chameleon Worldwide

14th April 2011 Print

Chameleon Worldwide, the name behind leading specialist travel brands including Wildlife Worldwide, Walks Worldwide, Families Worldwide, Dive Worldwide, Oceans Worldwide and Schools Worldwide reports a significant uplift in bookings.

Comments Mark Wright, Managing Director of Chameleon: “Despite government cuts and uncertainty with the economy, 2011 is looking extremely rosy for our specialist brands. Demand for diving and walking holidays is well up on last year and the early signs are that the positive trend from March (which showed a 19% increase) seems to be continuing into April - bookings so far this month up almost 500% on the same period last year! There seems to be a general mood of optimism and people love to have a great holiday to look forward to.”

Wildlife Worldwide offers holidays to 28 countries around the world; from polar bear watching in Canada to photographic trips in Kenya and Zambia or bird watching in the Falkland Islands. The company is committed to preserving the environment and minimising any negative impact on local cultures through education, conservation, sustainable development and socially responsible practices. Donations are made to a variety of charities and environmental causes.

Walks Worldwide prides itself in creating unique and pioneering itineraries to 35 countries around the world from Albania to Argentina. The company offers self-guided, guided and tailor-made trekking and walking holidays and its knowledgeable team has travelled and trekked all over the world, to give direct, first-hand advice from walking at altitude tips to the best clothing and equipment required.

Dive Worldwide offers trips to almost 50 countries around the planet from the Azores, to Oman, Malaysia, Australia and Mozambique. Trips cater for those wishing to take a PADI course right through to advanced technical divers using nitrox. Technical training programmes are also available. Options include caves and wrecks, photography courses and more.

Families Worldwide was created by Mark Wright, the man who invented the family adventure holiday genre. There is a choice of 37 countries around the world with some trips suitable for children as young as two years of age. There are also special ‘teenage departures’ and trips for those who have recently completed school exams.

Oceans Worldwide is the first holiday company of its kind to focus on the natural beauty of the oceans of the planet instead of the land-masses. Trips vary from whale watching in Canada to dolphin spotting in Scotland. Vessels and guides are chosen carefully, and the company works in conjunction with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, which ensures the highest standards of responsible operation on all trips.

Schools Worldwide offers tailor-made trips for schools, colleges and youth groups to provide young people with unforgettable, life-changing moments. Trips are designed to provide a substantial and unique opportunity for young people to achieve specific learning objectives and experience a period of personal discovery in an alien environment.