Tour Packages and News for April 2012

Tour operator news, packages and promotions By: Janet Martin
Bangel Tiger // © 2012 Thinkstock
Bangel Tiger // © 2012 Thinkstock

Around the Globe

North America
Pleasant Holidays is offering a three-nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, starting at $515 per person, inclusive of airfare.

Central America
BikeHike Adventures’ Turtles and Trails Costa Rica itinerary, in April and May, allows eco-conscious travelers to aid researchers in relocating endangered turtle eggs.

Europe
Key Tours International’s eight-day Biblical Turkey tour visits the Seven Churches of Revelation with the option to add Cappadocia, from $1,599 per person.

Australia
For a limited time, Qantas Vacations will bring guests to Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane, starting at $1,599 per person.

Middle East
Madonna fans can experience her world tour in Israel with IsramWorld. Prices start at $1,975 per person for concert tickets and three nights at the Dan Tel Aviv.

Insight Vacations Heads to India and Nepal
For the first time ever, Insight Vacations is offering itineraries that visit India and Nepal. The tour operator’s brand-new program features 12 new vacations, including two luxury Gold tours, four Premium escorted tours and six optional extensions for 2012 and 2013.

One Gold tour is the 11-day Splendors of Taj & Tiger itinerary, which takes guests to Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur. Prices start at $6,825 per person, based on double occupancy. www.insightvacations.com

Travcoa Encourages Travel in Japan
Travcoa has partnered with the Japan National Tourism Organization to offer two new itineraries for 2012. The Imperial Japan trip is an 11-day escorted tour that visits Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Kurashiki and Hiroshima. Prices start at $9,975 per person, based on double occupancy. Remarkable Japan is an eight-day independent vacation starting at $10,445 per person, based on double occupancy.

“As a pioneer in travel to international destinations, Travcoa is committed to helping Japan rebuild as we approach the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country,” said Jerre Fuqua, president of Travcoa. “We have been inspired by Japan’s spirit and resiliency, and as world citizens are honored to share this timeless destination with our guests.” www.travcoa.com

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