Over the years while visiting the nations of Africa, Anastasia has had the opportunity to speak at major travel industry conferences throughout the USA as well as internationally. In February 2003, she was the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Peace throughout Tourism in Geneva, Switzerland and again presented the keynote address to the IIPT Africa Conference in Lusaka, Zambia in February, 2005. She has been a member of their board for 20 years.
Anastasia has done over 600 interviews on TV, radio and for the print media. Her personal knowledge and experience make her a highly respected and sought-after speaker in the US and internationally on the status of the travel industry.
In 1987 Anastasia K. Mann founded Corniche Group, the parent company of our safari company, servicing high profile, domestic and international clients globally in both the corporate and entertainment markets while also providing full leisure travel services as well. The company today grosses more than $30 million annually.
In December 2004, Anastasia successfully launched Anastasia’s Africa, with an emphasis on customizing guests’ experiences with more personal, award-winning, and environmentally harmonious safari camps and lodges throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.
CORNICHE Group, Inc.,celebrated its 30th year anniversary in 2017, with a gala ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception at their corporate offices on Sunset Strip in the heart of West Hollywood with the mayor and many city notables in attendance.
Anastasia is a member of Travel Industry of America (TIA) and served several terms on the Council for the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC.
Philanthropically, the company has given generously to the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles and benefited both the Program for Torture Victims and One Legacy Foundation (DONATE ONE), Disabled American Veterans, among others. Anastasia has been recognized with Commendations by the City Council and Mayor the City of Los Angeles, the Governor of the State Of California, and the US Senate for philanthropy and professionalism in the workplace.
Anastasia was the Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of California Tourism Industry, selected as Woman of Distinction from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Century City Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 she was honored by the Hollywood Chamber as a Hero of Hollywood, and in 2017 Anastasia received the prestigious Diamond Award from SoCal ASTA at an awards gala at the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel. In 2018, Anastasia was honored by Congressman Adam Schiff as a “Woman of the Year” for her inspiring contributions in the 28th Congressional District, and was so recognized by the US House of Representatives.