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Viv's Travel Bug

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Viv's Travel Bug is a travel agency situated in beautiful Bowral in New South Wales.  

We cater for many local clients but we also assist travellers from throughout Australia, New Zealand and even as far afield as the U.S. and Europe to gain the benefit of the expertise we have to offer.

Our aim is to provide sound, friendly advice, good service, and continued support for all those who come to us - and we operate on the 'boomerang theory' in that we would like our clients to return to us again, and again.

The business is owned by Viv Craig who has been in the industry for 20 years.   Viv has personally travelled to over 90 countries and she has a passion for adventurous travel to 'different' places.  

Her expertise (see Awards) is Africa, South America, Asia (India in particular) and New Zealand, as well as the knowledge gained from having sent several hundred GAP students (including her own two children) on exciting European holidays.  Viv promotes 'sustainable' travel and eco-tourism whenever she can, having seen such projects at first hand.

Viv's Travel Bug has existed, under different names, in Bowral for over 25 years.   When she bought the business Viv wanted to project a new image, one  which reflected her intense interest in travel but specifically 'travel with a difference'.

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    The Gorgeous Viv Craig, let her create an unforgetable trip personally catered for you...

     



    The business is owned by Viv Craig who has been in the industry for over 17 years.   Viv has personally travelled to over 90 countries and she has a passion for adventurous travel to 'different' places.  



    Her expertise (see Awards) is Africa, South America and New Zealand, as well as the knowledge gained from having sent several hundred GAP students (including her own two children) on exciting European holidays.

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    Viv's Travel Bug

     



    Viv's Travel Bug is a travel agency situated in the centre of beautiful Bowral in New South Wales.  



    We cater for many local clients but we also assist travelers from throughout Australia, New Zealand and even as far afield as the U.S. and Europe to gain the benefit of the expertise we have to offer.



    Our aim is to provide sound, friendly advice, good service, and continued support for all those who come to us – and we operate on the 'boomerang theory' in that we would like our clients to return to us again, and again.

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    Sarah-Jane Harrison is a senior consultant with 37 years experience in the industry.   Sarah-Jane enjoys planning Australian holidays and is the key contact point for all GAP student travel with Topdeck and Contiki tours.   Also in the agency are Margaret Sheriff-Bakker who specialises in North America and Ann Perry who provides years of experience in fares and ticketing.



    Viv's Travel Bug has existed, under different names, in Bowral for over 25 years.   When she bought the business Viv wanted to project a new image, one   which reflected her intense interest in travel but specifically 'travel with a difference'. 

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    Viv’s Travel Bug is a proud member of Travellers’ Choice

    http://www.travellerschoice.com.au/agent.php?agent=90

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    An Award-winning Travel Agency

    An Award-winning Travel Agency specialising in Africa, South & Central America, and New Zealand but with broad experience in destinations throughout the world. Also specialises in volunteering holidays in exciting destinations around the globe.

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    Volunteer working holidays

    ‘Care of the land, care of the wildlife, care of the people.”  This is the catchcry of CC Africa (Conservation Corporation Africa – one of the world’s leading ecotourist organisations), a company that I hold very dear to my heart.  I feel that there are adventurous spirits out there just waiting to embark on a “doing well by doing good” trip of a lifetime.

    Africa awakens many souls – there are plenty of opportunities there to make the world a better place for people in need, and wildlife on the endangered list, as well as enjoying purposeful adventures. However, if Africa is not for you there are plenty of similar schemes elsewhere in the world where you can get involved in an ecotourism community project.

    If in Africa, combine your dream holiday – Victoria Falls, Zambesi River, Okavango Swamps, game reserves, Cape Town, Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngoro Ngoro crater, etc. – with an opportunity to volunteer your time and energies by immersing yourself in the culture of the local people and contributing to wildlife projects that give back to the local districts.  Make a positive impact on your holiday by integrating within a local community and assisting with animal welfare, health care, building projects or education schemes, to name but a few.

    You don’t have to wait until the family has grown up and left home to embark on these adventures. Families can also travel together (a wonderful experience for children) and all together make a memorable difference to a community or wildlife project.  We all have the skills to

    • Work with children
    • Teach English or basic maths
    • Help develop a community
    • Work in animal conservation


    There are many fascinating projects to which you could contribute some of your time – and make a difference.

    African Lion Rehabilitation (Zimbabwe).  Volunteer to work near the Victoria Falls in a scheme to save the diminishing lion population from a deadly cancer.

    Desert Elephants (Namibia).  Volunteer to work and save these unique animals.

    Assist with orphaned elephants in Zimbabwe (also adjacent to the Victoria Falls), or South Africa or Kenya.

    Work in cheetah rehabilitation in South Africa or Namibia.

    Work with orphaned children in Swaziland , Mozambique, Peru,  Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Work with mobile health clinics in Kenya or help build a school in Guatemala.

    Help with black rhino conservation in South Africa, or turtle conservation in Costa Rica.

    Teach disadvantaged children in Kenya, Cambodia or India.

    Conserve and swim with dolphins in Mozambique.

     “Satisfy your Soul” and book a holiday to the destination of your choice to learn about life in developing countries and integrate yourself within a local community. In this way you both satisfy your curiosity to travel and your desire to make a difference.

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    CC Africa's Vision

    Care of the land, Care of the wildlife, Care of the people.
    CC Africa is dedicated to these three principles which encapsulate the vision we have for Africa. We believe that our continent’s heritage of wild places, the wildlife living there and the neighbouring communities are amongst Africa’s most precious resources. We also believe that the wisest utilisation of our wild places is through the development of sustainable ecotourism with reciprocal benefits – both for our guests and for the rural communities living in and alongside our rich wildlife heritage.

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  • Adventure at your fingertips

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    5.0/5 Stars

    Viv is the expert in adventure travel. Want to off the beaten track and really see some extraordinary places? Viv has probably every last special spot on earth on her books. She is very well informed. Worth visiting her for great travel ideas!

    Reviewed: Jan 25, 2008 12:13pm by kohorn

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