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europe HOT EUROPEAN TOURS for 2012 Horace Greely once urged, “Go West, young man, go west.” But some of today’s tour operators are reversing that mantra—at least when it comes to European vacations— with a new emphasis on Eastern Europe, although there’s still plenty of tour surprises in Western Europe, as well. I rick shively insight vacations On the Eastern front, Insight Vacations has come up with its new stand-alone Eastern Europe brochure featuring 15 tours, including seven new itineraries, increasing Insight’s Eastern Europe product line to become the largest of any European supplier. Marc Kazlauskas, president of Insight Vacations, says, “We feel there is huge growth potential in Eastern Europe, and it’s a perfect place for an escorted tour. We anticipate 2012 will be a banner year for Eastern Europe, and Insight will have a product for everyone who wants to visit Eastern Europe.” Insight Vacations’ new Eastern Europe destinations include Ukraine, Crimea, Poland, Southern Bohemia, and the Northern Balkans, as well as already existing tours to Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Montenegro and more. As part of that expanded Eastern Europe collection for 2012, the company has added a new 10-day Polish tour—a destination that sparked a rekindled interest in 2011 and appears to be on track for a hot 2012 run, as well. “Not many operators have itineraries that visit only Poland. With the expansion of our presence in Eastern Europe, we thought this tour would be a perfect fit. Poland is a country that experienced vast destruction in World War II but has really been able to preserve much of its cultural wealth,” says Kazlauskas “On our tour, we show our guests all 104 january 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend January 2012

Editor's Note
Hotel Desk: Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts
Tour Talk: Lindblad Expeditions
Holland America's Veendam
Delta Air Lines' 2012 Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America Travel Guide
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Las Vegas' 2012 Offerings
Hot European Tours for 2012
Hokkaido, Japan
Egypt's Antiquity Attractions are Eternal

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