Premier World Discovery, a 20-year-old guided travel
company, has acquired AFC Vacations.
Stephen Birkett, founder and co-president of Premier World
Discovery, said the merger "provides major growth opportunity for both
brands and offers an exciting opportunity to continue to evolve."
AFC Vacations founder and president Randy Case will continue
in his current role, operating AFC as a separate division with the same
executive team and the same focus from its current offices in San Diego.
Premier World Discovery is based in Redondo Beach, Calif.
"This is a perfect match," Case said. "Both
companies share similar philosophies and values, and we look forward to
expanding our tour offerings to our guests and continue to grow the AFC
Vacations brand under Premier World Discovery."