When travelers hear the word “escorted tour” they almost automatically think of Europe. They love the stress free planning, the guidance of an expert travel director every step of the way and the unique itineraries that combines all the iconic, must see places with the behind the scenes destinations. Today, more and more travelers are joining escorted tours in the USA, for the same reasons they love guided vacations in Europe. Studies show that domestic vacations make up for 85% of the total vacations Americans take. Here are the top reasons travelers love escorted tours in the USA.
By: Brandon Outterson, Travel Consultant
I have just returned from National Park Wonders with Trafalgar with my friend from grad school, Douglas. I chose this tour because it had a very nice itinerary of the North American National Parks and included Yellowstone, which has been something on my travel list for a long time.
Snapping pictures in front of places you’ve been is one of the best ways to remember your journey. Everyone loves to comb through pictures and share their best shots with their friends and family, to inspire them to travel as well. Research shows that more than half of travelers plan their next destination based on pictures they have seen. So, what places are being snapped the most? Here are the most photographed landmarks around the world.
By: Abi Recio, Employee Development Specialist, CTA & Aga Olewinska, Senior Travel Consultant, CTA
When friends heard that my good friend and work colleague, Aga Olewinska, and I were going to see Mackinac Island, the common response was “Macki- what?” Others asked, “where is that?” When I answered Michigan, they said “Of all places, why there?” I said, “Why not?”
With so many beautiful and excited world destinations to choose from, deciding where to travel to can be a bit overwhelming. We compiled a list of the most popular tour destinations in 2016. Based on these top travel destinations, we predict these trends will continue onto 2017.