Jane Behrend

Founder and President

An expert in adventure and wildlife destinations worldwide, Jane started her own travel marketing company in 1989 after learning the business as an account executive in public relations and advertising sales.

She started off as the Southeast USA sales rep for African Travel, Gametrackers Botswana and 4th Dimension Tours before helping Volcanoes Safaris relaunch tourism to Rwanda and Uganda in the North American market.

In 2008, Jane rebranded her business as Emerging Destinations, a company that represents cool companies in cool places around the globe. She chose the name because her passion is working with areas where tourism is relatively new and still off the beaten path.

Jane has recently started writing a monthly column for Travel Research online promoting wildlife and adventure travel.

Is Wildlife Travel on your Clients Bucket list?
Taking the Angst Out of Exotic Vacations
What are Conservancies?
Unexpected Ethiopia

Born in South Carolina and raised in three Southern states, Jane is a graduate of the University of Georgia school of journalism and recently earned Certificate of Hospitality Marketing from Cornell University. Together with husband Chris Behrend, she has raised two children and a foster daughter.

ATTA, APTA, USTOA, Ensemble, Signature, Virtuoso count among the prestigious international travel organizations that Jane and her clients in Africa, South America and Europe are affiliated with.