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David Perelman

New York, New York Travel Agent

Non-Profit Travel to Africa and Beyond

Many of my clients are non-profits. These include hospitals, universities and those bringing medical services overseas, so I arrange travel for all kinds of medical personnel as well as professors and lecturers. They are often going to work in Africa, but I also am well-versed in getting them to remote locations in Asia and South America, when needed. As with corporate travel, my job is still to get people where they need to be and being there for them when they need assistance.  

If there’s a city in Africa you can’t pronounce, I have probably sent someone there. The challenge is sometimes quickly figuring out the best routing to obscure places where the landing strip may be a rutted field and hotels and taxis are practically non-existent.  

We also bring a lot of people from around the world into the states for year-long programs where they might be traveling to different cities and then bringing back their learnings to their own countries. For travelers who do not speak English, I often arrange for someone to meet them at the gate when they land in the U.S. and escort them through customs, immigration and all the way to their hotel. And we can do it at levels that fit within the budget guidelines we are given. 

These clients often cannot share their missions, but I know that I often am asked to get them to strange locations at strange times, and I feel good knowing that I am helping to save many lives around the world because of the travel I plan.

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