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Press Release April 2024: Big Five Tours & Expeditions Elevates Egypt Offerings with New Sustainable Initiatives





Travel Weekly: Big Five Tours offers Co-Branded site for Advisors
by Jamie Biesiada January 18, 2024

Travel Agent Central: Big Five, Approach Guides Launch Co-Branded Website for Advisors
by Newsdesk: January 22, 2024

Recommend: Big Five Announces Co-Branded Website for Travel Advisors
by Web Reported January 22, 2024




New York Times: Big Five Tours President Ashish Sanghrajka’s insights on The Cheetahs Made a Kill. Then Safari Trucks Swarmed In.
by Maria Cramer and Costas Christ, Jan 4, 2023



Travel Market Portal: Big Five Tours & Expeditions Launches Digital Advisor / Client Portal
by Dori Saltzman, September 13, 2022

Luxury Travel Advisor: Big Five Tours & Expeditions Unveils New Egypt Experiences

by Newsdesk, February 11, 2022

Luxury Travel Advisor: Big Five Tours & Expeditions Unveils New Egypt Experiences
by Newsdesk, February 11, 2022



Insider Travel Report: Big Five Introduces Brand New Tour Programs Across Egypt
by James Shillinglaw, May 05, 2021

BOSS Magazine:  BOSS Magazine_Conscious comeback
by Damien Martin, March 1, 2021

Insider Travel Report: Big Five Invites Guests to Participate in Colombian Cleanup Project
Feb 11, 2021 

Insider Travel Report: Big Five Unveils New East Africa Mountain Gorilla Program
by James Shillinglaw, Jan 13, 2021



Insider Travel Report: Big Five Now Includes Required Insurance to Enter Costa Rica
by James Shillinglaw, Oct 29, 2020

Insider Travel Report: Big Five Debuts New Alternative Energy Adventures
for a Post-COVID World
by James Shillinglaw, May 20, 2020

Insider Travel Report: Insider Travel Report Big Five “Live with Five” Forum
by James Shillinglaw, May 05, 2020

DCM Travel Tailor: A Dream of Adventure
by Damien Martin, April 28, 2020

Travel Market Report: Travel Market Report_Coronavirus
by David Cogswell, March 09, 2020

Travel Market Report: Travel Market Report_ Coronavirus_ Feb 27 2020
by David Cogswell, Feb 27, 2020

Here Magazine: HERE Magazine The Local’s Guide to Cairo
January 14, 2020



Travel Market Report: Big Five Tours: Empowering Kids to Change the World
By Marilee Crocker, 

Recommend: Big Five Tours Launches Kid-Approved Itinerary in India
By Web Reporter, March 7, 2019

Family Getaways: Kid Approved Itinerary
By Kenneth Shapiro, June 2019

Medium: The Ultimate Father’s Day Guide For Every Type of Dad
By Tony Bowles, June 3, 2019

Virtuoso Life: Sustainable Travel Spotlight_Big Five
July/August, 2019



Brides: Brides_Honeymoons Oct 2018
By Kathryn Romeyn, October 1, 2018

Virtuoso Life: Machu Picchu + Peru – Kick the exploration up a notch
August 2018

Virtuoso Life: Virtuoso Life_Colombia
By Ashish Sanghrajka. May 2018

Travel Channel: BigFive_TravelChannel
April, 2018

Insider Travel Report: InsiderTravel Report_Big Five debuts Safaritours.com
March 15, 2018

Travel Pulse: TravelPulse_Big Five launches sustainable website
March 15, 2018

Virtuoso Life: VirtuosoLife_Jan_Feb_18 Destinations for 2018
By Amy Cassell, Jan/Feb, 2018

Chicago Tribune: Chicago Tribune_ Jan 2018
By Phil Marty, January 14, 2018



Travel + Leisure: Tasmania Is the World’s Next Great Under-the-Radar, Unspoiled Travel Destination
by , December 4, 2017

Mic.com: How travel has changed in the age of Trump!
by Adam Erace, November 9, 2017

Bloomberg Pursuits: Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World
by Nikki Ekstein, November 6, 2017

Travel + Leisure: Travel Leisure_Peru_Five Ways
by Josh McHugh, November , 2017

Canadian Travel Press: Dorgan, VP of sales, shares how Big Five embraces its agency partners
Aug 21, 2017

Bloomberg Pursuits: Eight Spots for When You need to Get Away for a Weekend
by Nikki Ekstein, August 18, 2017. Also in San Antonio Express-News, August 25; Skift, August 19; Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 30; The Malay Mail, August 20. 

Travel + Leisure Online:  The Best Travel Agents for Asia
August 10, 2017

Travel + Leisure OnlineThe Best Travel Agents for Africa and the Middle East
August 10, 2017

Travel + Leisure Online:  The Best Travel Agents for Mexico and Central and South America
August 10, 2017

Travel+Leisure: The A-List 2017
August, 2017

Luxury Travel Magazine: 10-New-Luxury-Travel-Trends
July 19, 2015

RewardExpert: Big Five_Life Affirming Sustainable Journeys
June 6, 2017

Virtuoso Traveler: Real Magic Cartagena
by Joel Centano, April/May, 2017

Bloomberg Pursuits: Best Beaches in the World
by Nikki Ekstein, April 21, 2017.

Conde Nast TravelerWomen are becoming more adventurous
by Jordi Lippe-McGraw, March 8, 2017

Travel Weekly: For-clients-seeking-something-different_part-2.pdf
by Richard Turen, February 16, 2017

Virtuoso Life: If You Go to Colombia, You’ll Long to Go Back
by Joel Centano, February 7, 2016

Travel Channel: 10 Must-Take Adventures
February 2017

Travel Pulse: Parents-and-travel-agents-get-real-about-raising-global-citizens
by Janeen Chirstoff, January 10, 2017

TheStreet: Whats-hot-in-family-travel-for-2017
January 8, 2017

Bloomberg Pursuits:  Where to Go in 2017

Pure: Pure_Embracing-susatinable-tourism
January 2017



New York Times: how-to-have-a-culturally-rich-vacation
by Shivani Vora, November 5, 2016

TravelDew: can-experiential-travel-help-save-the-world
by Ashish Sanghrajka, Oct 26, 2016

Bloomberg Pursuits: BloombergPursuits_Most-extreme-scuba-dives-in-the-world

Yahoo Finance: Yahoo_Most-extreme-scuba-dives-in-the-world
by Nikki Ekstein, Sept 23, 2016

Travel Pulse: TravelPulse_tour-operators_no-effect
by David Cogswell, Sept 19, 2016

Vacation Agent: Winter Wanderings
by David Cogswell, Sept 2016

Travel Pulse: Travel Pulse_Crazy Times_Tour Operators Talk Travel in 2016
by David Cogswell, Aug 19, 2016

About.com: Sustainability at Virtuoso Travel Week
by Erin Green, Pique Travel Design, August 17, 2016

Travel Pulse: TravelPulse_Tour Operators_After Nice
by David Cogswell, July 15, 2016

Travel Weekly: Travel Weekly_July_2016_Tour Operators_Recovery
by Michelle Baran, July 5, 2016

Travel Pulse: Tour Operator Discounts_A Slippery Slope
by David Cogswell, June 17, 2016

Travel+Leisure: Drought-Stricken Zimbabwe Selling Wild Animals to Raise Money
by Jordi Lippe-McGraw, May 17, 2016

Travel Age West: Is Rio Ready for 2016 Olympics
by Mark ChestnutMay 9, 2016

Zika Virus Update:  Zika Virus Fact Sheet
April, 2016

National Geographic Travel: Nat Geo Travel Botswana The Last Sanctuary
by Costas Crist, Feb/Mar 2016

Travel Pulse: Ashish Sanghrajka_Travel Pulse
by David Cogswell, January 13, 2016



Departures: 17 Trips to Book this November
November 9, 2015

Conde Nast Traveler: Return to Luxury in Cairo
October 22, 2105

Vacation Agent: Stand by Me
September 15. 2015

The Wall Street Journal: Online: The Perfect Adventurous (But-Not-Too-Much) Family Vacation
by Cecilie Rohwedder,

Fredericksburg.com: Family Travel: Hikes, camps & more make vacation memories
May 11, 2015

Newsday: 5 thrilling family vacations
May 6, 2015

The Dallas Morning News: Hikes, camps and more make vacation memories 
April 25, 2015

Travel Pulse: Big Five Hits Family Travel Market with Precious Journeys
by David Cogswell, March 30, 2015

Haute Living: 10 Amazing Late-Night Hotel Amenities for the Travelers 
March 18, 2015

Travel Pulse: Hawkins International Releases Top Travel Trends of 2015
by Ryan Rudnansky, January 08, 2015

Travel+Leisure: 2015 T+L A List



Special Section: Ebola & Africa 

Recommend.com: Ebola: Not a Risk for African Safari Travel
by Michelle Marie Arean, Nov 5, 2014

The Daily Beast (Newsweek): Ebola Could Deal a Deathblow to Africa’s Wildlife
by Brandon Presser, Nov 3, 2014

Travel Pulse: Beyond Ebola: A Conversation with Ashish Sanghrajka, president of Big Five Tours
by David Cogswell, Oct 31, 2014

USA Today: ‘Epidemic of ignorance’: Tourists avoid Africa, all of it
by Natalie Di Blasio, Oct 31, 2014

Travel Press & Travel Courier: Leading By Example: Operator Uses Geography To Allay Ebola Fears
Full article: Operator insists the Ebola isn’t threat to most of Africa
by Ian Stacker, Oct 30. 2014

Travel Pulse: Ebola: The Devastation of Irrational Panic
by David Cogswell, Oct 25, 2014

Huffington Post: Americans Are Really Confused About Which African Countries Have Ebola
by Amanda Terkel, Oct 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Ebola and Africa: Geographic misunderstandings scaring tourists away
by Mary Forgione, Oct 22, 2014

Travel Pulse: False Ebola Fear Threatens Livelihood of Humans and Animals
Op Ed: Ashish Sanghrajka, Oct 22, 2014

Travel Weekly:  Africa fears may deal blow to fight against poaching
by Ashish Sangrahja, President of Big Five, Oct 20, 2104

Big Five Tours & Expeditions Op Ed: The Hidden Impact of Ebola
by Ashish Sangrahja, President of Big Five, September 2014

Travel Weekly: Despite distance, Ebola fears have some safari clients hesitating
by Michelle Baran, Sept 28, 2014

Men’s Journal: How Geographic Ignorance Is Killing Africa’s Tourism Industry
by Jayme Moye

Other News

Huffington Post: 7 Experts Spill Their Go-To Travel Hacks For Better Trips
Nov 24, 2014

Travel Agent Central: Ashish Sanghrajka Joins Millennial Travel’s Board of Directors
by Newswire, May 29, 2014

Travel Market Report: Want to Attract Millennials? ‘Talk to Us,’ Advises Tour Op Exec
by Robin Amster, June 19, 2014

Travel Market Report: Sanghrajka Joins Board of Millennials in Travel
May 28, 2014

Travel Weekly: Egypt’s 2020 vision: 25 million visitors
by Michelle Baran, May 20, 2014

Travel Pulse: How Do You Market to Millennials? Authenticity, Experience and Free Wi-Fi
by David Cogswell Apr 23, 2014

Travel Weekly: New India tours tout escape from ordinary
by Johanna Jainchill, Mar 20, 2014

Recommend.com: Big Five Heads to Guatemala & the Galapagos
by Lane Nieset, Jan 16, 2014

The Wall Street Journal: Small Businesses Shake Off Recent Turmoil in Washington
by Angus Loten, 

Luxury Travel Magazine: Big Five Presents New Botswana and Zambia Journeys
Nov 5, 2013

Travel Weekly: Kenya says country is safe for tourists
by Michelle Baran, Sept 13, 2013

Travel Weekly: Tour ops and tourism officials see better days ahead for Egypt
by Michelle Baran, Jul 5, 2013

Robb Report: Journeys: Risk and Reward
by Jennifer Ryan, Aug 20, 2011


Big Five receives second Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award

Big Five wins Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award

Big Five Pays Attention to Younger Clients 

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