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India Strengthens for Insight Vacations

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations has reported rising interest in its fledgling India program, with forward bookings for its second season up 100% year on year. Although off a low base, the growth has been welcomed as a positive sign for the program by the coach touring firm which recently kicked off its series of 2014 departures.

Marc Kazlauskas, President of Insight Vacations, said, "While the first season was dominated by repeat customers, this year the majority of travelers are first time Insight passengers, so we're starting to see some new traffic come through on India which is really, really good." Kazlauskas confirmed that the firm will operate departures of its Indian itineraries on low numbers, "just to really get it off the ground."
Insight has its own coach fleet in India, with an average 40 seats on board each of the new vehicles.

"They're the best thing on the road," Kazlauskas said. "Our product's really sitting at the upper end of the coach touring market and there are not many operators that service that space." That unique offering is helping to drive sales, as are preconceptions of India as a difficult travel destination, according to Kazlauskas. "Traveling on a group basis offers that safety net for many--India is now always perceived as the easiest destination to travel through," he said.

Also helping to drive sales is the range of itineraries available which also encompasses neighboring destinations Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. "Bhutan is still very small numbers, but it's coming - there are not many coach operators that service the Bhutan region," Kazlauskas said. "But the focus is still very much on India."

Insight guests enjoy more intimate groups limited to just 40 passengers, the services of an experienced tour director and the assurance of staying in top selected hotels which are centrally or scenically located. Travel in style on Insight's luxury reconfigured coaches with more legroom so the journey is as enjoyable as the destination.

Take advantage of the included sightseeing, worth hundreds of dollars, ensuring your vacation budget goes further. With so many included meals, quality hotels and sightseeing experiences, you'll be astounded at the value of an Insight Vacation.

Insight Vacations has accumulated an international following by providing outstanding service and quality tour packages to the savvy traveler who seeks better accommodations, choices in dining, and smaller group sizes all while staying in the most desirable locations. For over 30 years, Insight Vacations has been the leader in premium escorted tours and cruises to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Canada and the United States.

For more information, please visit our website at www.insightvacations.com. For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.

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