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Insight Vacations Celebrates Successful Return to Egypt

DELRAY BEACH, FL, Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations ®, the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, celebrated their return to Egypt this month with their first trip back to the land of the Nile, taking a group of guests and a small global contingent of media hosted in part by global CEO John Boulding. The group experienced the 10-day "Wonders of Egypt" itinerary with Insight's exclusive Signature Experiences including visits to Giza, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.

"I had the great privilege of being able to join our guests on the first departure back to Egypt since 2013," said John Boulding, Insight Vacations' Global CEO. "It was a fantastic experience, from the warm welcome by the locals to the rich history and culture that this iconic destination is renowned for. Insight has been working closely with Egypt for more than 30 years and we are thrilled to be assisting the regrowth of tourism in this vibrant country, supporting airport staff, ship crew, knowledgeable local guides and our expert Tour Directors."

Upon arrival in Egypt, guests are met by local guides prior to passport control to ensure the process goes smoothly. Guides assist with the process of acquiring arrival visas and arranging private transfers from Cairo International Airport to the Cairo Marriott, an Insight Vacations signature hotel where guests will receive a genuine Egyptian welcome. With a fantastic selection of local and international cuisine, welcoming staff and premium amenities such as a fitness center, spa and shops, guests have everything they could possibly need. The Cairo Marriott is centrally located in downtown Cairo, surrounded by cafés, popular restaurants and shops - all conveniently within walking distance.

Guests on the "Wonders of Egypt" will enjoy a four-day luxury cruise from Luxor to Aswan along the Nile River, complete with an elegant Egyptian dinner and galabeya party. On this first departure, guests were treated to a stay on the luxurious River Tosca cruise ship, which is operated by sister brand Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The River Tosca will be regularly featured on Insight Vacations' "Elegance of Egypt" and "Elegance of the Pharaohs" Gold Luxury escorted journeys commencing September 2015 in our Winter brochure.

Insight's Tour Director acts as a 'traveling concierge' and is with guests every step of the way - from providing expert knowledge on local customs to arranging transfers and transportation. It's like having a friend in a foreign land!

Book now, as Egypt has never been offered at a better value. Watch our video to discover "Wonder of Egypt" with Insight Vacations.

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About Insight Vacations

For more than 35 years, Insight Vacations® has been designing the world's finest escorted travel itineraries. Insight offers 113 journeys to more countries across Europe than any other operator and provides the same legendary service across North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

Insight guests enjoy The Art of Touring in Style® with business-class legroom aboard customized luxury coaches, intimate groups of just 40 travelers and the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as "traveling concierge." Each expertly planned itinerary includes a range of Signature Events for a unique and authentic look into the history and culture of each destination. Throughout their trip, guests will stay in handpicked hotels that are centrally or scenically located and have the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration.

About The TreadRight Foundation

At Insight Vacations® and parent company The Travel Corporation, we understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognize that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Insight Vacations® is proud to be active founder and supporter of TreadRight's projects and work. Go to www.insightvacations.com/us/the-insight-difference/treadright-foundation to learn more.

TreadRight's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. We encourage each of our partners to use this principle to guide all of their actions, whether at our regional offices or when taking guests around the world. By providing grants to organizations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that define each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.

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