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Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold Announce Vaccination Requirements on All Tours

Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold Announce Vaccination Requirements on All Tours

New York, N.Y – Aug. 12, 2021Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, the worldwide leaders in guided premium and luxury journeys, will require all travelers to be fully vaccinated for all trips (excluding Australia and New Zealand) from September 1st to the end of 2021.


Guests will need to provide proof of an approved COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca Vaxzevria, or Johnson & Johnson), to their Wellbeing Director*, Travel Director or Traveling Concierge before joining the tour and also upon arrival to their destination. Guests will also need to comply with specific PCR testing requirements imposed by airlines and/or governments, which may differ from country to country.


“The decision to require our guests to be fully vaccinated will allow for a more seamless travel experience, providing extra peace of mind and confidence when booking our tours,” said Guy Young, president of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. “As the pandemic continues to evolve, countries in Europe and elsewhere are now requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor venues such as museums and restaurants, making it challenging to navigate destinations without being vaccinated.”


To show proof of vaccination for their trip, all guests will be asked to provide an authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate  – electronic or paper showing date and time of the vaccination(s) – with the final dose given at least 15 days before the start of the tour. Any testing that is required pre-travel will be the responsibility of the guest to organize, and the Well-Being Director* or Travel Director/Concierge will facilitate any additional testing requirements for travelers while on tour.


*Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold’s new Well-Being Directors will be present on tours with 20 or more travelers. They are specially trained to provide additional support and assistance to guests for the latest hygiene and physical distancing protocols, and staying up to date with the latest regulations from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), World Health Organisation (WHO) and local government authorities.


Both tour operators have launched a webpage showing travel requirements by country, so guests can stay up to date with ever-changing travel and health guidelines.


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About Insight Vacations:

As the global leader in premium guided tours, Insight Vacations has been crafting magical journeys that embody the “Art of Travelling in Style” for over 40 years. Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcase the most outstanding destinations and curated experiences in Europe, Northern Africa, Asia, India and North America.  Guided by a highly skilledTravel Director, guests can savour authentic dining and enjoy a range of immersive Insight Experience and choose to travel in classic groups, small groups or small private groups. A newly created Well-Being Director will take a proactive approach to guests’ welfare and implement enhanced well-being protocols. As a founding member of The TreadRight Foundation, MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious and sustainable travel experiences available on Insight itineraries which are chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have on their communities and those who experience them. To find out more, please visit

About Luxury Gold:

Luxury Goldsets an unmatched standard with its worldwide collection of award-winning small group luxury journeys. Guided by a Travelling Concierge, guests can indulge in the ultimate guided vacation, discovering exclusive VIP Experiences and savouring exceptional dining on every curated itinerary. They will stay at magnificent hotels and travel in absolute comfort, with their Well-Being Director who is always a step ahead to ensure the places visited, adhere to the high standards of excellence. As the global leader in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over 101 years, Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. To find out more, please

About the TreadRight Foundation:  

TreadRight is a joint not-for-profit initiative established by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands. TreadRight sets the direction on sustainability for 40 award-winning brands, in addition to overseeing our TreadRight Foundation. The organization’ssingular mission is to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® through brand operations, and by providing support to community-based projects worldwide that safeguard the planet, people and wildlife. To date, the foundation has supported 60+ sustainable tourism projects in 280+ communities worldwide, based on priorities set by the TreadRight Steering Committee. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid and The National Trust in the UK, while current initiatives includeGreen Bronx Machine, Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, Wilderness Foundation Africa and Wildlife SOS. TreadRight also works with inspiring ambassadors who have a passion for sustainable travel, to support its voice within the sustainable travel community. These ambassadors include Céline Cousteau (‘Planet’ Ambassador), Sarain Fox (‘People’ Ambassador), Ami Vitale (‘Wildlife’ Ambassador) and sustainable tourism expert Costas Christ. To learn more about past and current work at TreadRight, please visit and follow TreadRight on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our hashtag #MakeTravelMatter. We will make travel matter – for our planet, for people and for wildlife. We have taken the pledge, now we invite you to join us.