About Equitrekking Travel
EquitrekkingTravel.com features equestrian vacations based on the Emmy winning Equitrekking PBS TV show and they are celebrating their one-year anniversary. Emmy nominated Equitrekking host and equestrian travel expert Darley Newman joined forces with longtime travel industry veteran and equestrian Julie Snyder in January 2010 to send equestrians and their non-riding companions on the horse riding vacations they could previously only see on the popular Equitrekking TV show.
Just Some of The Destinations
Over the course of its first year, travelers rode with inspiring local guides in Costa Rica, Ireland, Spain, Hawaii, New Mexico, Alberta, and Wales and enjoyed EquitrekkingTravel.com’s exclusive experiences including the Jordan Bedouin Trek & Classic Tour, Maui and the Big Island equestrian vacations, the Irish Medieval Trek, Turkey: Cappadocia with Istanbul and more.
Riding The World, One Place At A Time
Taking full advantage of her new dream job, Snyder had a busy year scouting trips in Europe, Central America and the United States. Most notably, Newman and Snyder took a whirlwind trip through Ireland to experience equestrian vacations throughout the country.
“With Equitrekking Travel, our goal was to provide diverse travel experiences that include riding as well as additional active and cultural adventures,” said Newman. “Julie’s twenty-years of experience as an active travel agent and her affiliation with Virtuoso mean that she can not only book travelers on Equitrekking Travel vacations, but use her knowledge and network to send them on additional excursions, like a recent family’s horse riding, biking and cruising adventure in Turkey.”
Getting Some Serious Press
In addition to being featured in USA Today, Detroit Free Press, the Calgary Herald and Martha Stewart Radio, EquitrekkingTravel.com and Snyder have earned high praise from travelers. Snyder’s customer service and personal expertise in matching travelers with the appropriate trip, something of utmost importance for equestrian vacations in particular, has been an important asset for the new business enterprise.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the immediate success of Equitrekking Travel”, said Snyder, who has seen bookings increase exponentially in the first year, turning a two-fold profit in the first quarter alone.
Using The Web
EquitrekkingTravel.com’s innovative website has also been key to the team’s success. Travelers like the detailed information, professional quality high definition video of many of the destinations filmed by Equitrekking’s producers, informational travel blogs, photo galleries and extensive first-hand information and trip details.
With an already popular TV series, Newman continues to spread the word out about EquitrekkingTravel.com’s quality vacations and her personal passion for eco-friendly horseback riding exploration, working to serve a growing niche community of equestrian enthusiasts and their families well into the coming years.
Equitrekking reaches 94% of the U.S. on PBS and broadcasts on international networks in over 65 countries, taking viewers on global travel adventures to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure. The series has been honored with three Daytime Emmy nominations and one win for its stunning photography.