MEDIA CONTACT:

Jennifer Gregoire Lindblad Expeditions (212) 261-9008 jenniferg@expeditions.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY, June 23, 2009 – Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com), the pioneering expedition travel company that works in partnership with National Geographic, is excited to announce the launch of a newly designed and engineered website for the Adventure Collection. Lindblad Expeditions has been a member of the Adventure Collection since its inception in 2000. And, Sven Lindblad, President and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions, was the founding Chairman of the Adventure Collection.

The Adventure Collection, an alliance of ten best-in-class adventure travel companies, designed their new site to house information about more than 1,000 extraordinary journeys on all 7 continents. Furthermore, the new site enables travelers to easily research trips according to destination, date, exertion level, and type of activity. Travelers can quickly see the variety of trip options available and can scan thumbnail descriptions of each trip. If they desire more information about a particular trip, a single click will take them to a detailed itinerary.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide travelers with this one-stop site to assist in inspiring and fulfilling their adventure travel dreams,” says Dennis Pinto, chairman of the Adventure Collection board. “Whether you’re interested in hiking, biking, rafting, cruising, skiing or going on safari, whether your passion is culture, wildlife, cuisine, or photography, we have a journey for you -- and our new site will enable you to find that trip quickly and easily.”

In addition to its enhanced search capabilities, the Adventure Collection’s new site also features a lively blog hosted by award-winning travel journalist Don George. In this acclaimed blog, Don’s Place, George covers the wide world of adventure travel with a mix of reportage, interviews, and reviews, as well as a popular Ask Don section where readers submit their travel questions. Don’s Place is updated regularly with fresh news and reports from the field.

The Adventure Collection site also offers extensive information about each Adventure Collection member company: Backroads, Bushtracks Expeditions, Canadian Mountain Holidays, Geographic Expeditions, Lindblad Expeditions, Micato Safaris, Natural Habitat Adventures, NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), OARS (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists), and Off the Beaten Path.

United by a common passion for and commitment to sustainable travel principles and practices, these companies also share industry-setting standards for trip preparation and execution, scrupulous and enthusiastic customer service, and inspired itinerary-crafting to ensure authentic off-the-beaten-path travel experiences.

For more information about Lindblad Expeditions, please contact Jennifer Gregoire at 212-261-9008 or jenniferg@expeditions.com. For more information about the Adventure Collection web site, please contact Sandra Townsend at 1-866-462-3966 or sandra@adventurecollection.com.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company providing voyages in the Galápagos, Antarctica, Baja California, Alaska, the Arctic, and beyond. Sven Lindblad has received international recognition, including the 2008 National Wildlife Federation’s Corporate Achievement Award, 2007 Global Tourism Business Award, 2007 Seafood Champion Award, U.N. Programme Global 500 Award, and recognition from HRH, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg for his dedication to the conservation and environmental stewardship of the Galápagos archipelago. He is also a member of the National Geographic Council of Advisors.Lindblad Expeditions has been named #1 Small-Ship Cruise Line (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Value Awards 2006); “The Best Ships in the World” and “The Best Itineraries” (Condé Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2008 and 2006).

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