Interview Preview: Bruce Poon Tip – Global Adventure Travel Entrepreneur with a Conscience

Yesteryear I had a chance to meet Bruce Poon Tip, owner and CEO of G. A. S Adventures, one of Canada’s most successful travel business owners. You may wonder, specifically what is he like? Bruce are the owners of Canada’s most significant excitement travel company, an attractive man of approximately 37 years of age, dressed in everyday attire and not afraid of talking off the cuff. Certainly a charismatic personality who was capable of captivate last evening of capacity crowd at the G. A. P. strategy store in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. global adventures

In 1990 Generic continued an organized camping out visit to Thailand where this individual had a chance to explore the people and the region on $10. 00 every day. This experience offered him the idea to create G. A. S Adventures, today Canada’s major adventure travel company that now sells thousands of different trips and every year sends 40, 000 individuals by themselves small-group adventures. G. A. P has about 300 employees today, based in Toronto, with in business offices in various countries of Latin America. It can most recent endeavours are the G. A. S concept stores which have been recently opened in high-traffic areas in Barcelone and Vancouver, places where travellers can research their adventure trip, learn more about their desired vacation spot and book their once-in-a-lifetime experience maintained good advice with no sales pressure.

For his entrepreneurial knowledge Bruce has won numerous awards, besides obtaining an award as one of Canada’s Top 40 Underneath 40, Bruce has recently been also been honoured as one of Canada’s top 5 entrepreneurs by Canadian Business as well as Canada’s 100 leaders of tomorrow. Profit Magazine known as him in their 20 th anniversary issue cover account as one of Canada’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the last 20 years. Bruce also received the Global Traders Leadership prize from the government for his ground breaking ideas in exporting services.

Lately Bruce was asked by the earth Bank and UNESCO to symbolize a team to visit the Peoples Republic Of Cina to lecture on Lasting Development. In January of 2002 Bruce was the only Canadian operator asked of talking at the United Nations Launch of the Year Of Environment Tourism in New You are able to. Bruce defied the probabilities once again this past year by winning Canada’s prestigious Businessman of the Year, as well as the Domestic Citation for Entrepreneurship.

G. A. P’s additional accolades include having two journeys chosen among the BEST 25 Adventures in the World by National Geographic Adventure magazine, the Values in Action Award, the Global Traders Award and the Climate Commute Merit for five straight years.

Although a consummate business man, Bruce Poon Suggestion has a conscience and he has founded his entire entreprise on the concept of sustainability and established travel practices that show consideration of natural surroundings and local ethnicities. By limiting the travel group size to doze people, by taking local transportation remaining in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses, G. A. S travellers have the ability to minimize their footprint in foreign residential areas and get maximum publicity to local culture.