SOLANA BEACH, CALIF. – Renowned for its super-service culture, multiple award-winning British travel company Scott Dunn moves into the United States after acquiring Aardvark Safaris Inc. in San Diego, California. Scott Dunn, considered a global authority in high end private travel, has added experts in Europe, Asia, India and Central and South America to the existing highly respected Africa team, to provide a worldwide private travel service to the US market. The new business, Scott Dunn USA, is led by Aardvark’s current President, John Spence, who becomes President, Scott Dunn USA and reports to Scott Dunn’s CEO Simon Russell.
Scott Dunn was founded by Andrew Dunn in 1986 as a luxury ski company. Mr Dunn, who is the company’s Global President and remains actively involved in the business, transformed the ski experience in the Alps, introducing new levels of luxury and service that have become the envy of the industry. Over the last 30 years, Scott Dunn has grown to become the UK’s leading high end travel company, crafting highly experiential, customized journeys to destinations all over the world.
Simon Russell, CEO of Scott Dunn, commented: “We’re excited to be taking Scott Dunn’s renowned service into the United States and believe our high end customized vacations will really appeal to discerning US guests looking for incredible experiences all over the world. John Spence and his team at Aardvark have built a successful business and an enviable reputation for African travel. The addition of our worldwide experts will ensure the business continues to grow strongly under the Scott Dunn brand.”
John Spence, President, Scott Dunn USA, added: “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved with Aardvark in the United States and excited about the future with Scott Dunn. There’s no doubt we share the same service culture and commitment to quality. The ability to service our US guests with a complete range of worldwide destinations for their vacations is the logical next step for the business here.”
Scott Dunn has consistently been voted “favorite” travel company by readers of prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Magazine and its website is the go-to directory of high end private travel. Scott Dunn doesn’t have customers or clients but “guests” and prides itself on its loyal following.