Tour Operators

Tour Operators

Hidden Iceland

Hidden Iceland

Hidden Iceland's trips are carefully created by the founders of the company with one thought in mind: Would we be proud to take our friends and family on them?
Blue-Roads Touring Company

Back-Roads Touring Company Rebrands as Blue-Roads

Back-Roads Touring Company will be rebranding as Blue-Roads Touring Company in the coming weeks in North America.
Culinary with culture in Great Britain

Combining Culinary with Culture in Great Britain

Combining culinary with culture, guests can now dive into Wales and Cumbria, which have been added to the multiyear Local Flavors in Great Britain campaign. 
Insight Vacations special interest tours

From Flowers to Photography: 2019 Special Interest Tours

From flowers to photography, Insight Vacations' 2019 special interest itineraries help travelers explore their passions while in a new destination.
Big Five Tours & Expeditions

Big Five Tours & Expeditions Focuses on Kids’ Wants

Big Five Tours & Expeditions is focusing on the kids' wants, needs, and interests to help agents and the parents plan the perfect family vacation.
GOGO offers an array of tours in New Orleans.

Local Immersion in the U.S.

Where are U.S. travelers heading to in our own backyard?
Caribbean Tour Operators

Why these Caribbean Tour Operators Are Popular with Travel Advisors

The first follow-up question for the executives quoted in Recommend's November issue was about why these Caribbean tour operators are popular with travel advisors.
Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations Expands Beyond North America

Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations will offer six new tours in 2019 and expand beyond North America for the first time with trips in Europe and Asia.
G Adventures

G Adventures Launches Change Makers Challenge

G Adventures has announced the launch of the Change Makers Challenge, a new incentive program for travel advisors aimed at highlighting their role in changing people's lives through tourism.
Zegrahm Expeditions

Bonus Commission Incentive With Zegrahm

Zegrahm Expeditions is offering a brand-new bonus commission incentive for travel advisors: $250 pp bonus commission when booking new guests on select 2019 expeditions.
Sceptre Vacations

Sceptre Vacations Launches New Agent Tools and Booking Reward

Tour operator Sceptre Vacations has launched several new tools, including a new booking engine, designed to increase travel advisor efficiency and revenue.
Tauck Events

Tauck Announces Exclusive Single-Departure Events for 2019

Tauck has announced its 2019 collection of single-departure events, and the roster includes a new event in Italy featuring the author of "Under the Tuscan Sun," a jazz event with Ken Burns as the keynote speaker, and more. 
G Adventures

G Adventures: Travel Can Change the World

We sat down with Peter Worthing, v.p. of sales for G Adventures, to learn more about how G Adventures is changing the world via travel.
CIE Tours

CIE Tours Announces First Major European Expansion

CIE Tours International has announced its first major expansion into new European destinations, with offerings in Iceland and Italy launching in 2019.
Delta Vacations University

Delta Vacations: Commitment to the Travel Agent Community

Offering an array of educational sessions for the travel agent community, the 2-day Delta Vacations University, in its 25th year, just wrapped up, and Recommend got the 4-1-1 on new goings-on at Delta Vacations.
Adventures by Disney

3 New Adventures by Disney Short Escapes

Adventures by Disney has added three new Short Escapes offerings that offer those guests short on time 3- and 4-day getaways.
South Africa

Win a Safari for Two to South Africa

Along with the debut of its 2019 brochure, African Travel, Inc. wants to show its appreciation to travel advisors with a chance to win a safari vacation for two to South Africa.
Undiscovered Britain

Undiscovered Britain Tours

Check out the undiscovered places that tell the stories and secrets of Great Britain's green hills and seaside villages with Globus, Cosmos, and the new Cosmos Lite on nine Undiscovered Britain Tours, including seven new tours for 2019.
Romania Bran Draculas Castle Sunset Halloween Party

G Adventures to Host Halloween Party at Dracula’s Bran Castle

This Halloween, G Adventures will lead travelers down a path of myth and mystery with an epic halloween party for hundreds in the shadow of Bran Castle.
Edinburgh, Scotland is one of several destinations that travelers can visit on a discounted Great Britain itinerary with Avanti Destinations.

Celebrate Great Britain: Bonus Commissions and Travel Discounts

Avanti Destinations has declared 2019 the year to travel to Great Britain and announced a new promotion offering discounts and bonus commissions.
Cosmos Lite

Globus Introduces A La Carte Touring

The Globus family of brands has introduced a new category of touring, Cosmos Lite, which allows travelers to plan their tours a la carte style.
Napa Valley

Beyond Wine: Unique Activities in Napa Valley

California's Napa Valley is well known for its wine-related offerings, but a wide variety of unique activities that go beyond the region's vintages are also available.
Perillo TravelVR

Perillo TravelVR Debuts First Virtual Reality Video

Perillo TravelVR, the new virtual reality start-up by Steve Perillo, CEO, and John C. Graham, president, is currently sending free branded cardboard VR headsets to travel advisors to demonstrate this immersive pre-travel experience.
Central Holidays

Central Holidays’ Winter Travel Deals

Central Holidays is offering winter travel deals to Europe to destinations throughout Italy, Spain, France, Malta, and Greece.
USTOA Travel Together Month

USTOA to Launch September Only Perks for Advisors

The United States Tour Operators Association’s (USTOA) Travel Together Month kicks off Sept. 1 with exclusive incentives for travel agents and consumers.
Kenya Safari

Guaranteed Departure for Fall Kenya Safari

Departing just in time for the October 2018 debut of Kenya Airways' first-ever nonstop flight between Nairobi and New York, Classic Escapes is bringing travelers on a safari in Kenya.
Globus family of brands

Globus Brands: New Itineraries, Discounts

Tour operators within the Globus Family of Brands are launching new tours for 2019, plus offering discounts to travelers who book early. 

It’s a Celebration: Trails of Indochina

Trails of Indochina will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year with two custom-tailored itineraries hosted by the company’s founder and president John Tue Nguyen.
Travel Impressions

20 New Destinations: Travel Impressions Expands Portfolio

After recently enhancing its Asia portfolio with 40 tours to 15 destinations, Travel Impressions is adding 20 more destinations in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf region.
Costa Rica is one of several destinations highlighted in Central Holidays' "Top Ten Destinations" brochure.

Central Holidays Launches New Brochure with Agent Bonuses

Central Holidays is helping travel agents identify the best places to send their clients and rewarding them for booking trips to these locations with its new "Top Ten Destinations" brochure and the special booking bonus launched in celebration of the brochure's release.
austin Adventures

8 Luxury Resorts Launch The Austin Collection

Austin Adventures has launched The Austin Collection, consisting of eight properties selected by Dan Austin, founder and president of Austin Adventures and his wife.
foodies

Foodies & Adventurists Cycle Through Italy

Foodies and adventurists can unite on this new chef-led slow food cycling tour of Piedmont with Tourissimo.
CIE Tours

Experience “The Crown” Filming Locations with CIE Tours

If you have clients who are fans of Netflix's original series, "The Crown", then now is the time to send them on a CIE Tours guided itinerary in Great Britain.
Classic Escapes Uganda

Explore Ugandan Wildlife with Classic Escapes

Classic Escapes, a family-owned boutique travel company specializing in nature and cultural journeys, is offering a 10-Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Itinerary this fall.
Andante Travels Serbia

Andante Travels Announces New Serbia Tour

In honor of reaching its 35th anniversary in 2019, Andante Travels announced the launch of new tours exploring new destinations, such as Serbia.
Collette

A New Woman in Charge at Collette

There's a new woman in charge at Collette. Jaclyn Leibl-Cote has been promoted as the new president for the tour operator.
The Treasures of the Incas itinerary will start and end in the seaside capital city of Lima, Peru.

Explore Peru with New Luxury Gold Itinerary

As Lima, Peru becomes an increasingly popular destination amongst travelers, Luxury Gold has introduced its new Treasures of the Incas itinerary to help guests discover this seaside capital city along with other popular areas of Peru.
millennials

Trips for Millennials

Socially conscious millennials are driving the growth of sustainable tourism, according to Intrepid Travel, which has inspired the company to launch trips specifically for the 18 to 29 age range.
Africa

The Tollman Family’s Africa: New Itineraries

Coming this Christmas, Trafalgar launches a dedicated Africa program, which will pay homage to the Tollman family's homeland.
India itineraries crafted by Friendly Planet Travel include visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal and more.

India Itineraries On Sale with Friendly Planet Travel

Friendly Planet Travel is offering a sale on over seven itineraries to India with savings of up to $600.
adventure travel

Adventure Travel: New Cycling Itineraries

Two of the adventure travel industry's bike tour operators—Tourissimo and Ride & Seek—teamed up to offer travelers a new selection of cycling itineraries called Plus Tours.
Passion Play

Once a Decade Experience of the Passion Play

Guests traveling on select Insight Vacations journeys will have the once-in-a-decade chance to experience a performance of The Passion Play. 
Travelers can participate in a cooking class in Cuzco as part of Avanti Destinations' new food-focused offerings.

Agent Bonuses and Foodie Itineraries for Avanti

Avanti Destinations has introduced two food-focused vacations and nine add-on gastronomic experiences that agents can use to customize other FIT itineraries throughout Latin America.
Agents booking through TravelBound can recommend faith-based clients visit the Barcelona Cathedral.

Travel Talk: Tips on Selling Faith-Based Travel

If you’re wondering which client from your database might be interested in booking faith-based trips, we have some guidelines and suggestions for you from industry execs.
Alaska

Book Immersive Explorations Through North America

Book your clients on an exploration through North America on one of 15 new immersive trips with Insight Vacations.
Kathmandu in Nepal is on the new Abercrombie & Kent around-the-world itinerary.

Travel Around the World in a Private Jet with Abercrombie & Kent 

Traveling around the world in a private jet is exactly what your clients will experience with the new Abercrombie & Kent itinerary. 
Agents can book their clients on a FIT tour to Lisbon with Avanti Destinations.

Avanti Launches New Itineraries and Incentives

Avanti Destinations has launched Go365, an informational and marketing campaign designed to help agents sell year-round travel.
Stockholm TravelBound

Explore Scandinavia with Ease

With TravelBound's variety of FIT offerings in Scandinavia, travelers can visit the area with expert guidance and peace of mind.
Intrepid Travel hosts solo a around the globe, including Vietnam.

Travel Talk: Solo Travel

Solo travel is showing an upward climb in popularity and what better way is there to re-engage with our own souls than by traveling alone to experience other cultures and meet new people, so we decided to put a spin on traditional love and dedicate the monthly Travel Talk column to this growing market segment. 
Bauhaus building in Dessau. Germany

Germany: A European Tourism Star

Germany is seeing an upward trend in visitor numbers, and there's an array of reasons for travelers to visit this European country.
Patagonia

New Experiences in Patagonia

Patagonia is showing to be the fastest growing South American destination for Avanti Destinations.
Classic Escapes

Witness The Great Migration with Classic Escapes

Classic Escapes' 10-day Tanzania itinerary has travelers witnessing The Great Migration of nearly two million zebras and wildebeests.
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