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Making a difference in East Africa: 85 projects in a single year

With such longstanding ties in East Africa—we’ve been traveling to the region since 1978—OAT feels deeply connected to its people. That’s just one reason we’re so invested in giving back to the local communities, especially when it comes to education...

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See the photo that earned a free trip

You may have found yourself transformed through travel. But do those travels transform the world? I’m proud to say that in the eyes of Travel + Leisure they do. The magazine’s November issue, on newsstands now, lauds OAT with a Global Vision Award, which recognizes contributions in five categories: conservation, sustainability, preservation, development, and leadership...

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Thanks for Your Help, Helping Others

You may have found yourself transformed through travel. But do those travels transform the world? I’m proud to say that in the eyes of Travel + Leisure they do. The magazine’s November issue, on newsstands now, lauds OAT with a Global Vision Award, which recognizes contributions in five categories: conservation, sustainability, preservation, development, and leadership...

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Supporting the Survival of Aboriginal Culture in Australia

Australian Aboriginal people have always struggled to hold on to their culture in the face of massive diversification. Since the immigration of European settlers to Australia in the late 18th century, Aboriginal groups have worked hard to retain their language and culture, and pass this heritage on to their children in the face of ever-expanding non-Aboriginal influence.

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The Birth-or Rebirth-of a Trip

Some of you may have received surveys about trips you’ve taken or want to travel on in your mailboxes or via email before. We want you to know that we really value your feedback—and actually use it. So keep it coming! Input about what works and what needs improvement is how we revamped our Colombia adventure, recently replacing Santa Marta with the Coffee Triangle.

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