Stanfords.co.uk, the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and travel accessories, announces that Travel The Unknown will be based in its Covent Garden store's themed area for the duration of November.
(TRAVPR.COM) LONDON - October 26th, 2012 - Stanfords, the leading specialist retailer of travel guides and maps, is delighted to welcome Travel The Unknown to its flagship Covent Garden store's themed area for the duration of November.
The independent tour operator, recommended by Lonely Planet, Wanderlust and Rough Guides, will offer Stanfords' visitors bespoke travel advice to some of the planet's unspoiled hideaways and host in-store talks from destination experts until 30th November.
Travel The Unknown specialises in eco-friendly tours for smaller groups, and arranges bespoke itineraries to destinations including Burma, Colombia, Eastern Turkey and India.
To celebrate the tour operator's arrival, Stanfords and Travel The Unknown have joined forces to offer a brand-new iPad mini to one lucky winner - the details of which will be announced on Stanfords.co.uk on 1st November.
Commenting on the partnership, Chris Powell, Stanfords' Managing Director, said: "Our themed area participants, from Wild Frontiers to Exodus, have really benefitted from having a central London presence in our iconic Covent Garden store.
"This month we look forward to welcoming Travel the Unknown and their expertise on some of the world's most fascinating destinations. Their events, from Ethiopian coffee ceremonies to guides to eastern Turkey, promise to be both fascinating and revealing."
David McGuinness, Travel The Unknown's Founder, commented: "We are really excited to be working closely with Stanfords again. We have run some very successful evenings in the store over the past few years and it is great for us to have this opportunity to schedule a series of destination evenings throughout November.
"We are thrilled to be using the fantastic location of the store as an opportunity to meet fellow travellers face-to-face and to be able to see what they really want from their trips and to match that to the fascinating destinations that we can offer.
"We have some really exciting destination evenings planned with some top guidebook authors and destination specialists including Myanmar (Burma), Ethiopia, Northeast India, Eastern Turkey, the Balkans and Colombia."
For more information on Travel The Unknown's November Stanfords events, see stanfords.co.uk.
Stanfords.co.uk is the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford. Its flagship store in Covent Garden, London, opened its doors in January 1901 and offers the world's largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.
About Travel The Unknown:
TravelTheUnknown.com, which arranges eco-friendly tours for smaller groups, specialises in trips to some of the planet's best unspoiled hideaways including Colombia, Ethiopia, Myanmar (Burma) and Eastern Turkey.