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David Pinel Inducted into Search the Elite for Excellence in Travel and Tourism

Mr. Pinel leads a premier adventure travel firm
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    COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, JULY 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- David Pinel, President of West Coast Expeditions Ltd., has been recognized by Search the Elite for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in Travel and Tourism.

Mr. Pinel, who has nearly two decades of experience in the travel and tourism industry, has been the president of West Coast Expeditions Ltd. for the past five years. Headquartered in Courtenay, British Columbia, Mr. Pinel and his team of adventure travel specialists offer numerous packages for locals and out-of-town visitors interested in exploring the beautiful regions of western Canada. The firm's packages include kayaking tours and wilderness retreats. In his leadership role, Mr. Pinel oversees all daily operations, including business development and strategic planning. He also designs tours, teaches classes and leads expeditions.

Prior to his current role with West Coast Expeditions, Mr. Pinel held a number of key positions in the adventure travel and outdoor sports industries, including as the lead instructor in North Island College's Adventure Guide training programs, serving as a sea kayaking instructor and program coordinator at Ocean River Sports, a member of the fast-response Coast Guard search-and-rescue team, and a faculty member at Lester B. Pearson United World College. During his long career, he has earned a reputation for being a charismatic, highly capable outdoor adventure guide with expertise in kayaking and adventure tourism.

Mr. Pinel, who entered the adventure travel industry to fulfill a lifelong passion for connecting people with rich wilderness and cultural experiences, attributes his success in the field to his customer service skills and his commitment to the Vancouver Island area. Over the next five years, he would like to build upon his current success with West Coast Expeditions while expanding the firm's client base.

Mr. Pinel is a graduate from the Lester B. Pearson United World College, McMaster University, and the University of Guelph, and is a certified Guide Trainer and Examiner with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia. A prominent figure in the field, he belongs to several professional groups and organizations, including Tourism Vancouver Island, the local Chamber of Commerce, 1% for the Planet, Aboriginal Tourism BC, and the Wilderness Tourism Association of British Columbia.

For more information about West Coast Expeditions Ltd., visit

About Search the Elite
Search the Elite is a premier online publisher that recognizes outstanding business owners in their specific field. Our listings contain business owners that have achieved a high level of success in their chosen profession. The Search the Elite selection process is a comprehensive and detailed attempt to produce a list of business owners that have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field. This process, combined with a comprehensive interview of the owner, allows us to make an appropriate decision regarding inclusion in this Elite directory. The Search the Elite mission is to introduce top business owners so that they can receive the recognition that they deserve. Inclusion in the Search the Elite directory is an honor limited to business owners who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their industry and occupation.

Ellen Campbell
Director, Media Relations
Search the Elite
Phone: (516) 414-5698

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