Posted: 5 Aug 2020 Insight Vacations is Bringing Travel Back by Launching Small Private Group Offerings
Industry innovator offers opportunity for guests to create their own travel bubble and personalise travel
Insight Vacations, the worldwide leader in premium guided holidays, is pleased to announce its brand new launch of small, private group journeys for 12+ guests that are typically part of its Autumn, Winter, Spring (AWS) itineraries to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and North America. Guests can now create their own travel bubble on their selected AWS journey with the new Private Group Option for an added benefit to their premium journey and select from 38 specific itineraries included in the 2020/2021 AWS collection of journeys.
The new offering has been developed as the brand innovates in the industry, keeping guests’ well-being and comfort in mind while truly understanding the current traveller’s needs around re-connecting with their families and friends in a post-COVID-19 world. The new Small Private Group Option will be available in destinations that are expected to make a strong comeback throughout Europe like Switzerland, Spain and Portugal and in Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Jordan as well as North America. Also included are Christmas market journeys in the winter as guest feedback has proven a strong interest in travel during the Christmas holidays this year, more than ever before.
Further, guests can change their travel plans up to 30 days before the departure of their journey as part of Insight’s flexibility promise. Clients who book and pay in full before 27 August will be able to save 5%. If guests have travelled with Insight Vacations and TTC’s sister brands, they can also benefit from an additional 5% discount and for groups with 17+ adults, an extra 5% group discount may be applied.
For Insight’s Small Private Group journeys from 12 guests onward, there is a modest surcharge on the original price of the trip based on the group size: from 12-15 guests, a +30% surcharge will apply; from 16-19 guests there will be a +20% surcharge; from 20-25 guests a +10% surcharge will apply but from 26 guests onward, there will be no surcharge.
“We’re seeing travel starting to make a comeback and in 2021, we anticipate the rise of multi-generational travel with clients yearning to reconnect again with their loved ones and extended family members and friends,” said Teresa Richardson, Managing Director for The Travel Corporation. “To help our guests travel in the most comfortable way possible, we wanted to introduce the Private Group Option for smaller and more intimate group travel. We’ll also be able to tailor-make trips for clients who would like enhanced personalization and specific experiences where we take care of all the details,” Teresa concludes.
In addition to the added value for guests with the Small Private Group option, Insight will continue prioritizing its guests’ well-being and peace of mind in a post-COVID-19 world. The award-winning brand has put numerous new measures in place to elevate its hygiene standards and protocols to adapt to the new world. Furthermore, The Travel Corporation’s specific Peace of Mind promise is outlined here and indicates the comfort guests are offered by knowing that the company, under which Insight Vacations operates, is financially secure and highly solvent.
To ensure guests can take their dearest friends and family on a private journey with utmost reassurance, clients will have team members available throughout the experience to guarantee well-being protocols are being met. This will include a passionate Travel Director as well as the experienced driver of Insight’s motorcoach where guests will be physically distanced with ample personal space and comfort thanks to Insight Vacations’ uniquely customized motorcoaches.
Insight’s Private Group Option is available on 2020 - 2021 AWS journeys starting from December 2020 and includes incredible Insight Experiences that will remind guests about the power of travel and complete sensory experiences such as:
Reconnect with the traditional flavours of Spain and Portugal.
In Valencia, guests meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City to learn the traditional recipe for paella during a Cooking Demonstration which is followed by a delectable meal paired with sangria. After arriving to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, clients will join a wine expert during a visit to Cava Dorada and enjoys an insightful tasting of Cava in the vineyard along with the delicious Highlight Lunch. Deliciously Authentic Dining and immersion in the heart of the destination awaits
In Torremolinos as guests are invited in the home of a local family and sit down for a fresh, home-made traditional lunch with regional wine. In Porto, guests will try a delicious selection of Port wine over a tasting at the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores.
Related journey: Amazing Spain and Portugal – 9 days
Support female economic empowerment of local artisans in Jordan.
Clients will enjoy meeting local artisans at the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative which is managed and run by local women, providing training projects. This cooperative is a ‘People’ project supported by the TreadRight Foundation to help build the gift shop and expand their food offerings. By purchasing locally crafted goods, guests offer the women running the cooperative the chance to be financial independent and learn how to sustain a business for longer term success.
Related journey: Israel Discovery and Jordan Experience with Dead Sea – 16 Days
Witness the majesty of a three-story Christmas tree in Switzerland’s magical Christmas markets.
Insight Vacations offers a magical journey amongst the Swiss Alps with a stop in Zurich, offering guests an awe-inducing look at the three-story Christmas tree and time to explore the Christmas market. Some may visit the oldest Christmas market in the charming Old Town (Niederdorf) or perhaps the Christkindlimarkt next to the Zurich Main Train Station, near the 49 feet (almost 15 metres) majestic Christmas tree with more than 7,000 crystal ornaments.
Related journey: Magical Switzerland – 7 Days
Learn about life as a local Christmas market stallholder in Munich.
At the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) in Munich, guests’ Travel Director will introduce them to a stallholder to hear about life at the market and try a traditional German baked Christmas treat, Bavarian lebkuchen (cookies using unique spices and nuts) with a glass of glühwein. Clients will rejoice in the festive atmosphere of the market known to be a festival of light and traditional music.
Related journey: Alpine Christmas Markets – 9 Days
In Arizona, stargaze with an astronomer using the largest moving compound telescope in the world.
In Tucson, Arizona, guests will enjoy a delightful Celebration Dinner after they visit Saguaro National Park and take in the beauty of the nature. The evening ends by meeting professional astronomer and stargazing through the largest moving compound telescope in the world. The expert will guide clients through the experience by explaining the physics of the stars and combining science with stargazing for a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Related journey: Desert Escapes of California & Arizona – 8 Days
Travel Agents are encouraged to book their clients on these magical journeys as early as possible as space is limited. For more information, contact your local Sales Manager or visit www.insightvacations.com
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