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A NEW SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE - Wildlife Whales and Wine Tour
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New York - June 11, 2010 -- XO Travel Consultants, Inc. announced its South Africa WILDLIFE, WHALES AND WINE TOUR , which will be its  final tour for the 2010 season. Tour dates are OCTOBER 11 - 22, 2010

Explore the best of city life and wildlife in an adventure that intertwines the  wine and gourmet aficionados with mysterious South Africa and its wildlife. Spend 3 days at the exclusive Londolozi game lodge, with daily Big 5 wildlife viewing on its private game concession.

Experience the spectacular scenery of South Africa's Garden Route, celebrated for its lush and rugged coastline featuring impressive mountains, sandy beaches and national parks.

Delight in viewing leaping whales, frolicking dolphins and playful Cape fur seals along the Garden Route's scenic coastline.

Enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon, and view the dramatic Knysna Heads, towering rock formations separating the ocean and the lagoon.

Stay in Cape Royale Luxury Hotel located in lively cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Explore the natural beauty of the dramatic Western Cape coastline.

Visit  award-winning wineries in the beautiful Cape Winelands.

Focus on South Africa's fabulous cool climate pinot noirs while whale watching near Walker Bay.

Drawing on our broad network of experts around the world including extensive personal contacts with leading wine makers and chefs, we offer the kind of intimate, behind-the-scenes experience generally available only to the few select insiders in the wine and culinary industry.

Our imaginative itineraries can incorporate such highlights as:

•    International gastronomic shows and wine festivals
•    Behind the scenes kitchen visits and cooking classes with master chefs
•    Seminars with renowned wine experts
•    In depth sessions with famous cheese makers, bakers, pastry chefs
•    Visits to local markets and producers of olive oils, truffles, herbs and spices

We combine these features with dining in the most spectacular 2- and 3-star restaurants and off-the-beaten-path local bistros and cafes as well as splendid accommodations in world-class hotels and charming country inns.

X.O. Travel has an incomparable knowledge of the world's great food and wine regions. Since 1987, we have designed and conducted distinctive, unique and memorable visits to the wine world's most prestigious producers. We provide exclusive entrée that other organizations simply cannot offer to the grand cru estates and premier wine chateaux of FRANCE and to the foremost producers on the wine routes of Europe: ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND and the New World: CHILE, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN US” said James Horwitz, President of X.O. Consultants, Inc.

The two directors of X.O. Travel Consultants are PATRICIA NICHOLLS and JAMES HORWITZ.

PATRICIA NICHOLLS , Managing Director. British-born, a graduate of Kings College, London University, and the University of Salamanca, Spain, she has accumulated 25 years' experience in the travel industry and she speaks five languages fluently. She has worked professionally managing programs worldwide for a number of large US Tour Operators before starting XO Travel Consultants in 1987. She creates our exclusive XO Travel itineraries, personally researching and visiting all the tour destinations before their inclusion in any itinerary. Over the years she has developed a wide range of friendships and contacts throughout the food and wine world. She is a member of IACP.

JAMES HORWITZ, President. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he has lived in Paris and London and the south of France and traveled the world for many years as a freelance journalist and writer, contributing to many international publications. He is a longtime wine enthusiast with numerous contacts in the wine world, and is a New York restaurant wine director and wine consultant.

For more information:

X.O. Travel Consultants, Ltd.
38 West 32nd. Street, Suite 1009
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 947-5530 / (888) 262-9682
Fax (212) 971-0925

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