Amaco Travel was established in 1995 when an opportunity was identified to combine Medical Professional Development Conferences with travel to unique locations, creating money can’t buy experiences.
Our conferences have included site visits to overseas medical facilities, networking sessions with medical professionals overseas, as well as social advancement programs in underprivileged communities.
Since the establishment of Amaco Travel, we have developed and run conferences on all seven continents including Antarctica.
Our customers have enjoyed exotic experiences from the Kimberley in Australia to the Amazon River in South America; from the Silk Road and Yangtze River in China to Zanzibar and the Serengeti in East Africa; from St Petersburg and the Baltic states to Costa Rica and Panama in Central America.
Not content to reuse old itineraries, we continue to explore the planet to identify the most interesting and emerging destinations in which to run conferences.
In 2010, Amaco formed a joint venture with Impact Organisation, a company with a long history of delivering very similar style conferences for the pharmacy profession and other corporate clients. With a very similar background and culture, the two businesses combined resources to provide participants with greater learning opportunities and an ever increasing range of unique travel experiences.
In July 2015, the Amaco business was purchased by Mathew Lazarow who had over 15 years experience running conference and incentive trips around the globe – including the last 5 years organising and managing all the Amaco conferences.
The subsequent inclusion of Pharmacy Small Group Tours to the Amaco stable of overseas tours and events further enhanced Amaco’s reputation amongst healthcare professionals and ensured that as a company they continued to deliver on their promise that it is “not just a conference, it’s an experience”.
We’re smart enough to know that we don’t know everything and we certainly can’t do everything ourselves. That’s why we have relationships with the leading travel and tour operators and suppliers right around the world – each of them being specialists in their own right.
Unlike other companies who purchase and then rebrand existing tours from a wholesale tour company, we go direct to the destination and work with local operators and suppliers to build itineraries from the ground up.
Each Amaco tour is unique to the destination and takes into account the time of year we travel, the background, interests and travel experience of the people we expect to be participating. Our focus is on providing an immersive travel experience – giving participants the chance to experiene the culture, cuisine, history and people that make each destination come alive.
Through membership of organisation like SITE – the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, we dedicate much of our time to learning from others in the business incentive and meeting industry. We connect with companies right around the world who like ourselves have the ambition to create both memorable and educational events.
Sadly, there are a lot of shonky operators out there today – and prospective clients are correct to be vigilant about where their travel dollars are spent.
Amaco is not only a member of AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents but we are also ATAS Travel Accredited.
This means we have met strict industry standards and criteria. Only the best industry agents achieve this accreditation meaning that you can make your travel arrangements with us – knowing fully that you’re in safe and capable hands.
To this end – we’ve put together a set of principles around which our company runs.