DELRAY BEACH, FL, Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations ®, the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, is launching its Signature Year in 2015 by offering an enhanced selection of authentic Signature Experiences in their collection of European itineraries. Additionally, Insight conducted various in-depth studies to determine this year's American travel trends - and the results resonate perfectly with Insight's continued enhancements.
"Each year, we carefully curate our trips based on what is appealing to our guests," said Phil Cappelli, President of Insight Vacations. "2015 is our Signature Year, and we are looking to commemorate a number of significant world events while retaining our Signature hallmarks. Our past passenger surveys indicate that Europe remains the top destination for Americans, and we are proud to offer more than 100 handcrafted European journeys, including our Gold Luxury collection - which is now all-inclusive."
The idea of authenticity continues to top the list when it comes to travelers' wishes. Insight believes a "signature" is a mark of authenticity, and the brand bases its Signature Events on the concept that their guests should enjoy off-the-beaten-track experiences in every destination. This includes meeting local characters and artisans, tasting regional food and wine fresh from each prospective region, and experiencing cultural traditions firsthand - like a fiery flamenco performance in Seville.
Top Destinations for 2015
Britain & Ireland
Britain and Ireland are extremely popular traveling destinations among Americans, and this has been particularly true among Insight passengers. On Insight's 11-day "Scenic Britain" escorted journey, guests enjoy a lively tour showcasing Britain's most charming towns and picturesque scenic landscapes. Guests tour Shakespeare's childhood home, witness the breathtaking spectacle of the Military Tattoo, and stay at the modern Hilton Hotel situated within the city walls, just steps from numerous historic buildings.
Spain & Portugal
Spain and Portugal are also on the rise among travelers in 2015. Insight's 10-day "Amazing Spain & Portugal" explores the legacy of these gorgeous countries, from the cobbled streets of Toledo to the arabesque Alhambra and Manueline in Lisbon. Drive along the sun-drenched coast of Algarve, enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous "Pastéis de Belém" in Lisbon, and savor a Celebration Dinner with wine at an Art Deco restaurant on Madrid's Avenue de Prado.
For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.
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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