Insight Vacations, the global leader in premium guided holidays is seeking to rebuild travel dreams with Black Friday deals for its European Country Roads and Easy Pace itineraries. Following announcements of successes of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine trials, there has been a surge in enquiries for 2021 trips.
Well aware that when travel returns, it needs to come back better than it was before, Insight Vacations’ has refreshed many of its itineraries and readied itself for a comeback to a new world of travel with new Make Travel Matter (MTM) Experiences on 30 per cent of its journeys. The experiences are crafted with the aim to advance 11 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Global Goals so that guests can take an active role in making travel more sustainable while they enjoy immersive experiences.
A new trip for 2021, Country Roads of Andalucia features a Make Travel Matter Experience that introduces guests to Flamenco with a visit to Cristina Heeren Foundation in Southern Spain. As a school that promotes the teaching and conservation of flamenco, Cristina Heeren Foundation provides access to cultural education and through their training, continue to preserve the traditions of the flamenco dance that is such an essential part of Spain’s cultural heritage. The 9-day trip starts and concludes in Malaga. Interest in this Andalucia itinerary has been bolstered by the announcement from Andalucia’s regional government that from 1 January 2021, free holiday insurance will be offered to international tourists in Andalucia. The insurance covers any circumstances related to Covid-19 including medical bills, additional accommodation and cost for quarantine plus repatriation, if needed.
New for 2021 as well, are trips to dream destinations in Latin America perfectly planned for a travel adventurer. From Patagonia landscapes, Andean peaks, rainforests, Incan ruins and vibrant metropolitan cities, three bucket list trips to consider: Peru with Machu Picchu and the Nazca lines, Best of Chile from Atacama to Patagonia and Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil Discovery.
While the travel industry hit pause this year due to Covid-19, Insight has focused on enhancing the overall travel experience for guests with their well-being and peace of mind at the forefront of every trip. From crafting new experiences for 2021/2022 that are planned for smaller groups sizes, to developing a comprehensive approach to well-being protocols and offering guests access to a Well-being Director, the aim is offer guests the most seamless and magical travel experience. Insight will operate 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.
Insight Vacation’s Well-being Video https://youtu.be/r7pXlX0k9L0
“Regardless of how often rules, regulations and travel norms may change throughout each of the countries visited, Insight will always have the latest knowledge. Our Travel Directors will advise guests on the current requirements and protocols so they can simply enjoy their holiday without any worries. At Insight Vacations, we believe travel must be a force for good and our Make Travel Matter Experiences were developed to address our impact on People, the Planet and Wildlife. We expect premium and luxury travel to rebound faster than other segments and with our new Small Private Group tours, we are able to cater to those seeking to travel exclusively with friends and family,” said Anthony Lim, Managing Director of Insight Vacations, Asia.
“We have noticed a strong revival of interest from our customers who have been waiting to get back to what they love, and are eagerly waiting to resume their holiday plans,” added Lim.
To help travellers restart their travel plans, Insight Vacations has released its new 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond collection with 120 immersive itineraries and over 100 unique Insight Experiences across Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America Africa and Asia.
To assist guests in adapting to this new world of travel, Insight Vacations has implemented numerous new measures to elevate its already excellent hygiene standards and protocols and has worked closely with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to guide and co-create the “New Normal Safe and Seamless Traveller Journey” global protocols.
For anyone planning to travel in 2021, they only need to pay a reduced deposit of US$99 per person (regularly US$200) for holidays booked before 31 December 2020. They also have the flexibility to change their booking up to 30 days prior to the departure of their trip.