Tour OperatorsAntarctica also on the agenda as demand for luxury grows

Safari company eyes South America expansion

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Victor Dizon, co-founder of A2A, said: “Our latest move into Latin America and Antarctica rides on the success of our African safari business. 

A2A Safaris, formerly known as Asia to Africa Safaris, has launched its Latin America and Antarctica business as part of an expansion of its bespoke journeys.

A2A Safari’s Latin America and Antarctica offerings will be marketed under the sub-brand called A2A Journeys.


A2A says its business in Asia continues to grow despite the economic slowdown in Asia and Ebola in West Africa,

“reflecting the demand by well-heeled Asians to go off the beaten track for their vacations”. 

The company said according to industry statistics, travel to Latin American destinations such as Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, has been registering double-digit growth in recent years. 


Victor Dizon, co-founder of A2A, said: “Our latest move into Latin America and Antarctica rides on the success of our African safari business. 

“Many of our clients in Asia have told us they wanted to continue to go to new exotic destinations with us, and that has very much encouraged us to diversify.”

To support the growth, A2A recently appointed to its Singapore office managing director Kim Nixon and Steph Wetherell, a Latin America specialist. 

Asia to Africa Safaris was founded in 2002 by former investment bankers, Jose Cortes and Victor Dizon. They were joined in 2004 by the firm’s managing partner, Shy Perez-Sala.

The company has offices with locally based destination specialist consultants in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, China and the US.

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