Camps International launches in Mideast
Dubai, February 24, 2014
Camps International, a leading adventure and expedition company, has officially launched its presence in the Middle East by opening a regional office in Dubai.
The company aims to be a commercial business that works to make a positive difference to the lives of rural communities and protect and conserve wildlife in global environments, said a statement.
It was founded by ex-British Army Captain, Stuart Rees Jones, and employs over 160 staff globally.
“We established our latest international office in Dubai due to the increasing demand for our trips from schools, companies and individuals from the region, Dubai is a great hub providing easy flight access to many of our camp locations,” said Jones.
The Dubai team is led by Rhys Jones, a former world record holder as the youngest man to climb the seven summits, having stood on top of Everest at the age of 20 in 2006. He also heads the specialist adventure brand of Camps, RJ7 Expeditions.
“RJ7 specialises in expeditions to the locations where we don’t have permanent camps and for those who are primarily seeking adventure. We offer a diverse portfolio of locations and challenges from Kilimanjaro to the summit of Everest and maintain our commitment to philanthropy by donating five per cent of profits to the Camps Foundation,” said Rhys Jones.
Since opening the Dubai office, over 1,500 students have travelled to 15 destinations worldwide, from schools in the region.
“I believe that responsible travel is a dynamic force for positive change;” said Stuart Rees Jones. “Our trips and expeditions offer a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience a very different culture and lifestyle than their own and to grow and develop personally, while making a difference to other peoples’ lives and the host environments.”
Camps International operates a network of camps in locations across the globe, including South America, Asia and Africa bringing education, clean water and healthcare to thousands. The camps also provide local industry, protection for women living in poverty and support for those in dire need by building housing, immunising livestock and giving access to basic needs. - TradeArabia News Service