New York, N.Y. – December 9, 2020 – Insight Vacations, the award-winning leader in premium escorted journeys, is thrilled to launch its new 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection with 120 immersive itineraries and over 100 unique Insight Experiences across Europe, Africa and Asia. The guided vacation company has also unveiled two new off-the-beaten path trips in Ireland and Spain and a new Christmas Markets itinerary.
Travel Advisors are invited to “discover the new blue” and build back their business with all the innovations Insight has introduced, including: seamless travels and magic moments offered through the launch of the new Make Travel Matter Experiences included on 30 percent of itineraries which aim to advance 11 of the UN’s Global Goals; unique trips and engaging experiences; new Small Group Departures with a maximum of 24 guests and Small Private Groups allowing guests to travel privately on any existing journey with as little as 12 guests; a new Well-Being Director who will provide assistance during guests’ travels; new well-being protocols and hygiene standards developed with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Health Organization (WHO); and the Peace of Mind Promise, offering guests the assurance that they can book with confidence.
With all these new enhancements, Travel Advisors can book their clients on departures in 2021 and 2022, whenever they are ready to travel. For more information, Insight’s new Europe launch video can also be viewed on their YouTube site: https://youtu.be/rApTXCdtiPs.
In celebration of the Europe & Beyond launch, Insight is offering Early Payment Discounts, meaning clients who book a journey for 2021 and pay in full before December 17th, 2020 will be able to save 10%* and for 2022 online preview offerings, they can save 12.5%** if booked and paid by the same date.
Travel Advisors are also encouraged to recommend booking early to their clients for the greatest selection of journeys. Insight has provided added flexibility by offering a reduced deposit of $99 per person (regularly $200) and a 30-day refund guarantee on their guided trips.
Further, they will give guests the flexibility to change their booking up to 30 days prior to the departure of their trip. New for 2021 as well is Insight Vacations’ and other TTC brands’ partnership with Uplift, which offers a Buy Now, Pay Later payment solution and introduces an innovative new way for clients to book their travel and spread the cost over time. This is to further support Travel Advisors and their clients during this challenging period.
“As the Travel Specialists, clients will be in good hands with our exceptional care team and for 2021, not only will they have a Travel Director during their journey, but also a specially trained Well-Being Director, who takes a proactive approach to their welfare,” said Jon Grutzner, president of Insight Vacations. “Discover the new blue is about offering Travel Advisors new innovations to help with business development and with the launch of our new Small Group Departures, they have the opportunity to travel even more comfortably on these trips designed to host a maximum of 24 guests. In addition, those wanting to travel exclusively with friends and family can book a Small Private Group for 12+ guests,” he concluded.
Clients can view the full collection of these 120 itineraries including the following three new premium journeys guided by expertly trained Travel Directors here: https://www.insightvacations.com/us/vacation-finder/2021-2022-europe-and-beyond
New – Undiscovered Ireland
This new 13-day Country Roads style journey explores some of Ireland’s prettiest villages and quaint towns along the magical Wild Atlantic Way with beautiful beaches and scenic coastlines. Clients will travel and stay in style at the stunning Carton House, a favorite retreat of Queen Victoria located on 1,100 private acres of Kildare Parkland with a blend of historic charm and contemporary luxury. They will enjoy a full day of leisure including a cooking demonstration and a memorable dinner at the hotel’s gastropub, The Carriage House. Guests will participate in an authentic Insight Experience in Kilkenny by joining James, a former professional hurling player to learn about this 3,000-year-old national pastime and have a fun go on the pitch.
On this exciting 9-day itinerary, clients will discover the vibrant destinations of Southern Spain, filled with top-rated cultural and culinary highlights, revealing the soul of Andalucía. During their two-night stay in Seville, they will enjoy a Make Travel Matter Experience at the Cristina Heeren Foundation. The Foundation aims to promote the teaching and conservation of flamenco and is a beneficiary of several TreadRight Foundation scholarships that were offered to deserving students at the school. The visit begins with a flamenco dance class before guests take front-seats for a passionate performance of flamenco. Onwards, guests will explore Doñana National Park, home to one of the most notable natural protected areas in Europe. They will embark on a fascinating bird watching tour with a naturalist guide to view endangered species. In Malaga, clients can select an Insight Choice and choose between a visit to the local market with a Local Expert for a culinary discovery of the best foodie specialties or join a leisurely art walking tour and visit the house where Pablo Picasso spent his formative years.
This 8-day journey showcases Europe’s most magical Christmas Markets from Zagreb to Vienna. In Ljubljana, clients will spend time with a Local Expert at the Christmas markets and learn about some of the tasty Slovenian delicacies while admiring the Baroque elegance of the Old Town. They will marvel at the panoramic views from Bratislava’s Castle in Slovakia’s capital, as they join in the advent festivities and explore the beautifully decorated market stalls. In elegant Vienna, guests will continue the merriment with a visit to the regal Schönbrunn Palace as an Insight Choice. They will toast to the end of their trip during an Authentic Dining Experience, a Celebration Dinner of Austrian specialties with wine.
For reservations, contact your District Sales Manager, all Insight Vacations at 1-800-582-8380 or visit www.insightvacations.com