Tour Operator News and Packages for July 2010

Around the globe

Around the Globe

Central America
Pleasant Holidays has expanded its Costa Rica program for 2010/2011 with the addition of Tortuguero to its product portfolio.

Through July 15, clients can take advantage of reduced prices on Funjet Vacations’
Caribbean packages for savings of up to $1,500 per couple for travel through April 15, 2011.

Abercrombie & Kent’s 14-day Classic Antarctica itinerary includes accommodations onboard the brand-new Le Boreal.

South Pacific
Brendan’s five-night FIT Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa package in Tahiti includes a complimentary Circle Island Belvedere Tour.

Affordable, a wholesale travel company from Ritz Tours, is offering a nine-day Beijing Explore & Hong Kong package priced from $1,199 per person.

In brief

Free Hotel Nights With Tauck in 2011
Clients traveling with Tauck in 2011 can take advantage of its new Gift of Time offer, which is running in conjunction with the tour operator’s 85th anniversary in 2010. Returning Tauck guests can extend their 2011 trip with two complimentary hotel nights added to either the beginning or the end of their itinerary. Guests traveling with Tauck for the first time in 2011 receive a single complimentary hotel night. The additional hotel nights are offered at the same hotels already featured at the beginning or conclusion of Tauck’s journeys and include complimentary airport transfers.


GrayLine Bus // © 2010 Jeff Muceus

GrayLine Bus // © 2010 Jeff Muceus


Gray Line Turns 100 in 2010
This year, worldwide sightseeing tour operator Gray Line Worldwide is turning 100. The company, which is now reportedly the world’s largest provider of tours, activities and attractions, was founded in March 1910 by Louis Bush and Harry J. Dooley when Bush refurbished an old Mack Truck chassis and began offering tours of Washington, D.C. Today, the Denver-based company serves more than 700 different destinations on six continents.

“Gray Line founders Louis Bush and Harry J. Dooley were pioneers in travel and magicians when it came to turning simple ideas into winning business endeavors,” said Brad Weber, president and CEO. “With Mr. Bush’s startup of a motorcoach company back in 1910 and Mr. Dooley’s hard work in the development of the brand, a legacy was born.”