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ABC Partners with HealthQuest, Offers Members New Benefit

The American Botanical Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with HealthQuest Travel and Education. After eight years of coordinating ethnobotanical tours for International Expeditions, Charlotte “Chuck” de Frances partnered with to form HealthQuest and expand the scope of destinations and programs of the healthcare travel series she inaugurated. This, in turn, has provided a new opportunity for ABC. Having co-sponsored the healthcare travel series since its beginning, ABC is happy to continue its relationship with Chuck and is excited about the possibility of an expanded series of tours.

As part of its partnership with HealthQuest, ABC is now able to offer a new membership benefit — a discount on the cost of the tours. Members who join at the Individual level ($50) receive a $50 discount on any of the trips. Academic members ($100) receive a $100 discount. Members at the Professional level and above ($150 and up) may deduct $150 from the cost of any of the healthcare series tours. All they need to do is enter their ABC member number on the registration form and the discount will be applied.

For more information on ethnobotanical tours, visit or call Stacy Elliott at 800/373-7105 ext. 101. For more information about membership, visit or call Kim West at 800/373-7105 ext. 119.

Upcoming tours include:

Belize and Tikal: Perspectives in Healthcare – 11/30-12/7, 2002

Amazon: Pharmacy from the Rainforest – 2/1-2/9, 2003 (6-day extension to the Andes and Machu Picchu)

Southern Africa Safari (Kalahari Desert/Okavango Delta) – 8/1-8/14, 2003 (3-day extension to Cape Town and 3-day extension to Victoria Falls)

China and Yangtze River Voyage – 9/7-9/21, 2003