Austin-Lehman Adventures is acquiring Latin America specialist Go South Adventures. The acquisition expands ALA’s tour portfolio for South American adventures by more than 20 percent and opens up opportunities to grow group, custom and FIT visits to the region.
This is ALA’s fourth active travel company acquisition. The others were Backcountry Tours (2000), Euro-Bike Tours (2008) and Croatia Bicycle Tours (2010).
Along with the acquisition, GSA’s owner, Troy Glennon, will join the ALA staff as its Latin American expert. Glennon has worked guiding travelers through the region and developing sustainable tourism experiences.
Austin explained that GSA’s website, remaining intact, will be converted to a South American travel content and resource site with links to ALA’s website.
The new South American programs will remain primarily multi-sport and cultural. Traditionally Austin-Lehman Adventures has featured multi-activity trips with activities like biking, hiking, sea kayaking and white water rafting.