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israel with goway travel middle east T sarah muñoz onsite review june 2010 The eternity of the Middle East conflict comes right into our bus in the form of an often-lost bus driver and snarky tour guide whose eye rolling is particularly irritating. Pene Hollingworth, one of Goway Travel’s no-bull tour directors, will have none of their squabbling. The moment things seem to come to a boil, she delivers a quiet but crushing verbal blow to them. The issue is diffused. Such incidents will not re-occur under her watch, because that’s not how Goway rolls. We’re accompanying Goway Travel on a reconnaissance mission to tweak, coax and cajole the best possible experience out of the Holy Land for their Middle East Treasures itinerary, part of their Holidays of a Lifetime program. The company’s attitude toward their products is reflected in Hollingworth: it’s the Goway way—the richest, most rewarding experience for travelers—or the highway. Long before their first crop of travelers gets there, Goway has established a solid relationship with a ground handler and examined just how cooperative and quick to respond they are. In the case of Israel, they’ve chosen Eshet Incoming, one of the best known in the country. As they’re revising the itinerary and building interpersonal alliances with the “native” team, Goway’s staff also goes over hotels with a fine-toothed comb, seeking high standards all the way. Many properties don’t make the cut. They review hotels, nix a few sights that seemed more interesting on paper, decide where clients should lunch and determine that a particular type of bus just won’t do because of lack of visibility for passengers. Anything deemed undesirable is weeded out. What does Goway look for in their hotels? A great location and great quality, especially when it comes to its Holidays of a Lifetime program, 56 august 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend August 2010

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Uniworld's River Royale
Discover flanders
Five-Star Taiwan
Karisma Sweetens the Pot
Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa
Central America Calling...
Garza  Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
Israel With Goway Travel
Puerto Rico: A community Experience
Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
The Bahamas: Players' Paradise
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
All-American St. Louis
PH Towers by Westgate, Las Vegas

Recommend August 2010