CaPTA takes on sa­faris

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE CaPTA Group has an­nounced it has pur­chased Wooroonooran Sa­faris.

Tropic Wings, as part of the Wood­ward fam­ily’s CaPTA Group, has taken over the op­er­a­tions of Wooroonooran Sa­faris, a long-es­tab­lished tour com­pany that spe­cialises in lan­guage-guided tours in English, French, Ger­man, Ital­ian, and Span­ish.

The na­ture-based tours visit the largest World Her­itage Wet Trop­ics rain­for­est, with itin­er­ar­ies for free in­de­pen­dent trav­ellers (FITs), pri­vate char­ters and groups, us­ing cur­rent lan­guage guides and Tropic Wings’ ex­ist­ing fleet of high qual­ity Yu­tong coaches.

CaPTA Group di­rec­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing Ben Wood­ward said the ac­qui­si­tion com­ple­ments the cur­rent of­fer­ing of tour­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that they op­er­ate.

“We are very ex­cited by this op­por­tu­nity, which ties in with the re­cent ex­pan­sion of our coach op­er­a­tions,” Mr Wood­ward said.

“We look for­ward to fur­ther build­ing on our ex­ist­ing re­la­tion­ships in the Euro­pean and South Amer­i­can mar­kets, work­ing closely with our long­stand­ing part­ners to show guests around an­other pris­tine part of our re­gion and fur­ther de­velop lan­guage guided tours.”

CaPTA Group is lo­cally owned and op­er­ated by the Wood­ward fam­ily of Cairns and con­sists of Rain­foresta­tion Na­ture Park, Tropic Wings Coach Tours, Jun­gle Tours and Trekking, The Wildlife Habi­tat, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Aus­tralian But­ter­fly Sanc­tu­ary, ABC Sales and Main­te­nance and Ca­reers Train­ing Cen­tre and Wooroonooran Sa­faris.

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