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INTERCULTURAL

TRAVEL GROUP

Curators of Worldwide Fundraising & Incentive Tours
 

ABOUT

Intercultural Travel Group specializes in creating, marketing, and hosting educational travel programs for political, academic, and cultural organizations.

 

The tours offer your supporters the opportunity to enjoy a truly unique, stimulating travel experience, while they provide you with a source of considerable revenue.

Using decades of experience, we design custom itineraries, create marketing materials, answer all your client inquiries, procure all necessary documentation and travel visas, reserve accommodations, arrange air and ground transportation, provide speakers and local guides, supply travel insurance, and personally host your trip.

 

At the same time, we work closely with your staff to personalize the tour, ensuring that the trip reflects your organizational values and principles. Since your name and logo are featured on all promotional materials and travel documents, the close relationships forged with the tour participants will inevitably continue to provide long term financial benefits well after your supporters return home. 

 

OUR SERVICES

FLIGHTS & ACCOMMODATIONS

We arrange lodging,

air and ground transportation.

TRAVEL
INSURANCE

We provide travel insurance for every group.

DOCUMENTATION
& TRAVEL VISAS

We procure all the

necessary paperwork.

PERSONALIZATION

We work closely with your staff to ensure your trip reflects your organization's values and principles.

GUIDES & SPEAKERS

We provide local tour guides, educational speakers and cultural entertainment.

PROMOTIONAL
MATERIALS

Your organization's name and logo will be featured on all materials and travel documents.

PROMOTIONAL
MATERIALS

Your organization's name and logo will be featured on all materials and travel documents.

 

WHO WE ARE

CHARLES BITTNER, Director

For over two decades, Charles Bittner has arranged and hosted educationally centered fundraising tours for various progressive organizations. He served many years as Academic Liaison for The Nation, where, among other responsibilities, he directed the magazine’s highly lucrative fundraising travel program. Charles has taught journalism and criminal justice at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and currently teaches in the sociology and anthropology department at St. John’s University in New York City. 

ADVISORS

AFSHIN KEBRIAPASHA (Iran)

Afshin has lived his entire life in Iran and has worked for 20-years creating tours and guiding visitors from throughout the world in his native country. He has a BA in English and an MA in Linguistics,  and a National Guiding and Leadership Degree from the Iranian Cultural Association. Afshin has visited over 32 countries and is considered an expert on Iranian culture and history.

EDEL BORDON (Cuba)
Edel is one of Cuba’s premier artists. A graduate of both the National School of Art and the Superior Institute of Art, he’s spent over 40-years teaching Cuba’s most renowned artists. For the last two decades, he’s served as a professor of painting at the prestigious San Alejandro School of Art in Havana. Edel is a member of the National League of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and has had over twenty individual exhibitions in various countries including Cuba, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland. 
CHRISTOPHER ELIAS QUESADA (Cuba)
Christopher is one of Cuba’s most experienced and highly-educated guides. A top graduate of the prominent Facultad de Lenguas Extranjeras at the University of Havana, he’s escorted groups from various countries to every municipality on the island. Christopher’s central areas of expertise are education, music, and art.
SUJATHA FERNANDES (Cuba)
Sujatha is a Professor of Political Economy and Sociology at the University of Sydney. She taught at the City University of New York for a decade and holds a visiting position at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research combines social theory and political economy with in-depth, engaged ethnography of global social and labor movements. Her first book, Cuba Represent! looks at the forms of cultural struggle that arose in post-Soviet Cuban society. Fernandes has appeared widely in the media, including MSNBC, NPR, NY1, American Public Radio, BBC, CBC, Al Jazeera, ABC Australia, Radio Nation on Air America, and the Michael Eric Dyson Show, among others.
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

This trip has been a dream for many years and we couldn't be more satisfied. We have already recommended traveling with Charles to others.

I would go anywhere with him after this experience.