Special Guest Speaker Lined Up for December 2021 Canada Chapter Zoom Meeting

Hello World Travelers,

I am pleased to announce that one of TCC Canada’s longest standing members, Mahmood Poonja of Vancouver, has agreed to be our featured speaker for our meeting on Saturday, Dec. 11, at noon EST

Mahmood has one of the best titles on the planet: “Chief Explorer” for Bestway Tours & Safaris. My wife Jane and I booked a safari to Kenya and Tanzania through Bestway in 2016 and it was an incredible experience.

A little bit about Mahmood, Bestway and some of what his presentation will focus on:

Since it was founded in 1978, Canada-based tour operators Bestway Tours & Safaris has focused on creating cultural journeys to unique and challenging destinations. Many of Bestway’s “journeys sans frontiers” have been “theme based” to countries where Bestway is a pioneer, allowing adventurers to experience the cultures of destinations less-traveled. These have included Socotra, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Bouvet, Saudi Arabia, etc.

Bestway’s Chief Explorer Mahmood Poonja secured membership with his 100th TCC country escorting a tour for the Travelers’ Century Club in 2001, leading a TCC group on an overland journey through Mesopotamia visiting Syria, Iraq and Iran. During this and other journeys that Mahmood has led, many memorable, heartwarming, and downright unusual incidents have taken place. Mahmood will share some of his favourite incidents in on our TCC Canada Virtual meeting on Dec. 11.

Please send me an RSVP email indicating you would like to be part of the meeting and I will send you the Zoom Link.

Can’t wait to listen to Mahmood Share stories about his experiences in some of the world’s most interesting and unpredictable locales.

Warm regards,

Rick Shaver
TCC Canada Chapter Coordinator