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VoyageTrek is an Internet based consumer information and marketing services company. Our mission it to help people find their ideal vacation. We are passionate about your vacation!
Free Directory Search Service: Consumers can search by activity and / or destination for tour operators and outfitters who offer guided single and multi-day vacations with listings information compiled by our editors and through direct submissions from tour operators, which are then reviewed by our editors. Contextually relevant advertisements are labeled as advertising and kept separate from the free and unbiased tour operator listings. We believe we have the largest directory of specialty vacation companies in the world.
Lead Referral Advertising Programs: We help introduce travelers to the best tour operators for their ideal vacation through our AdventureMatch Program.
Travel Providers and Tour Operators Information Submission: Companies that offer guided and specialty travel listed on www.voyagetrek.com and submit their information to our website for free at www.voyagetrek.com/operator/. The AdventureMatch lead referral advertising program is an optional program for companies who want a new cost-effective way to acquire new customers via high-quality leads sent right to their email. The program is application based and we only work with top suppliers who offer great travel experiences and also have professional sales and marketing organizations.
Here is a quick note from our CEO and Founder:
Welcome! VoyageTrek Travel is born from our passion for both the power of the Internet and for adventurous vacations and outdoor pursuits that lift the spirit, feed the mind, and satisfy the soul. Our goal is to make VoyageTrek.com the best place to find leisure activity and travel information, tour operators, and people who love adventure and travel. We hope you will find our free directory and AdventureMatch services useful and always feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Cliff Hawk: CEO & Founder
Cliff Hawk founded VoyageTrek Travel. Prior to VoyageTrek Travel, Cliff worked in senior product management and business development positions for the Microsoft Corporation. In early 2001 Cliff was hired by Microsoft to lead strategic planning on the new MSN Search Featured Sites program, which quickly grew to become MSN’s largest advertising product and later became the cornerstone for the Microsoft adCenter program. From mid 2002 to the fall of 2006, Cliff created and managed business partnerships with various Interactive and traditional media companies that enabled the MSN and Windows Live business models and powered multiple new and existing web properties such as MSN Video, MSN Real Estate, MSN Lifestyle, and Windows Live Search. He managed media partnerships with companies such as Disney, Viacom, News Corp, Bertelsmann, Hearst, Meredith Corp, Scripps Networks, AmEx Publications, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, iVillage, Discovery, Expedia, and HomeStore.com.
Richard Bangs: Strategic Advisor
Richard Bangs has oft been called the father of modern adventure travel and the pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, including the Yangtze in China and the Zambezi in Southern Africa.
Cory Van Arsdale: Strategic Advisor
Cory has been a technology and new media executive and legal counselor since 1985. He is currently VP, Strategic Business Development, at Intellectual Ventures. He is also co-principal at Van Arsdale Yeager LLC and an advisor to multiple start-ups and a consultant in the areas of online media, gaming, and mobile applications.
Cory was at the Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2008. Cory was most recently the CEO of Microsoft's Massive Incorporated subsidiary and General Manager for Emerging Media in the Advertising & Publisher Solutions group, where he led a team of over 150 employees devoted to next generation media solutions. From 2000 to 2007, he was in charge of business development and partnerships for MSN and Windows Live, beginning with a small team supporting MSN in the U.S. and growing into an 80+ person team supporting all of global Online Services. He spent six years in Microsoft's Law Department as a senior corporate attorney, where he supported IP and transactions for Windows 9x, Internet Explorer, and the Digital Media Division. His most fun deal: licensing 'Start Me Up' from the Rolling Stones for the Windows 95 launch.
Prior to Microsoft, Cory was an executive and legal counsel in Silicon Valley at Sun Microsystems, Apple, and the start-up, Be, Inc. Cory graduated from Santa Clara University law school and the University of California at Santa Barbara.