“I’ll be back with 100 more!” proclaimed Bernadette Champion as she sadfully waved goodbye to a group of Nubian well wishers. The Nubians had accompanied her travel group from their village to the deluxe Nile River cruise boat the travelers were about to re-board.
Champion, of Champion Services Travel, was on her fourth trip to the northeastern African country in 2017 when she vowed to return with 100 adventure seekers for a spiritual and emotional return April 23 to May 5, 2020. She is billing the return 100 Black 2 Egypt.
The significance of having 100 travelers, says Champion is, “that when cruising by boat to the Nubian village, we will have the entire boat to ourselves.” She gleefully continued, “the five-day Nile cruise then becomes much more like a private excursion with family.”
Champion started her career in the travel industry in 1987 and has operated her agency since 1996. This will be her fifth trip to Egypt and plans to have plenty of assistants to help her guide her 100 guests. “We hire Egyptian historians from Egypt to guide our groups at each attraction plus on each coach we have a private tour guide plus a Champion representative, usually one or both of my children, Mark and Brandi.”