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Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

UK
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for Malindi, Ukunda, Kenya
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Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

I've joined a company based here in the UK (but operating worldwide) that specialises in tailor-made trips to East and Southern Africa. In the interests of transparency, I've updated my profile and I thought I should post this update. There are several other regular posters who are tour operators and travel agents and whose views are respected, so I hope I can join their ranks!

I'll continue to post to TA when I have the time. The properties I’ve selected for the new programme I’m setting up are the ones I’ve rated most highly over the last few years – mostly small, eco-friendly and well-managed, with positive links to the local community. I'm not on commission – I get paid exactly the same whatever I sell. And I will continue to write my travel guide to Kenya as I have for the last 25 years.

I hope this hasn’t overstepped any TA boundaries, but I know a lot of TA users rarely check profiles.

Richard

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1. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Congratulations. And thanks for all the useful advice on Trip Advisor!

Mtwapa, Kenya
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for Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bamburi, Mtwapa
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2. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

All the best in the new venture Richard, I'm sure you that if you continue to make your huge experience of tourism in Kenya available to TA members you'll continue to do so as measured and impartial advice. Good Luck

Mtwapa, Kenya
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3. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

PS I see your company has just won Best Overall Tour Operator to Sub-Saharan Africa at the British Travel Awards 2012, Congratulations

I also see Tripadvisor won Best Travel Review Website

Alsace, France
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4. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

NO problems Richard. We are fortunate that you are continuing to find time for us on TA, and all the very best in your new job.

manchester, United...
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5. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Congratulations and good luck with your venture.

If only everyone, who posted here, was so transparent!

london
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for Zambia, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park
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6. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Congratulations on the new job.

I have used Expert Africa (Claire Scott) for trips to Southern Tanzania. Perhaps we will speak some time in the future.

I look forward to seeing the new Kenya section of the website. I find EA's website pretty useful, and especially the reviews from past travellers, although I guess it will take a while to build up a decent number for Kenya.

Mombasa
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for Mombasa, Tsavo National Park East
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7. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Congrats and Karibu in the business

Fallen on Hard Times
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8. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Well done and congratulations Richard!

I'm sure everyone who has read any of your posts on TA or your Rough Guides will be delighted for you.

If you need some old grump to carry your wallet just send me a PM.

Nairobi
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9. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Pongezi........... for your role.Your contribution in TA is great and has helped in improving the quality of Tourism in this region.

plymouth england
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for Kenya
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10. Re: Richard Trillo (Yankari) disclosure

Well done and congratulations Richard! well deserved xxx