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Humanitarian travel agency lands in Niagara Falls

An international “humanitarian” travel company’s U.S. headquarters has landed at Niagara County’s Vantage International Point business park.

Raptim Humanitarian Travel will occupy 6,000 square feet of office space at 6420 Inducon Corporate Drive in Sanborn, a building owned by David Chamberlain’s DRC Development but that is in the larger office park owned by Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, according to Eric Tudor and Patricia Collins of Coldwell Banker Commercial Meridian, who handled the deal.

Broker Kathy Polka of The Accardo Agency, who represented Raptim, said the firm was seeking newer and more efficient Class A space, “preferably in a single-story building,” for its 30 employees.

Founded in 1949, two years after the first chartered missionary flight from Amsterdam to Uganda, Raptim specializes in arranging charter flights and humanitarian rates on major airlines for charities, relief workers, nongovernmental organizations and missionaries. Organizations that work with Raptim include the International Organization for Migration, the International Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the International Aids Society.

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