Wednesday, May 18, 2011
- Smaller Groups
- More Legroom
- Selected Hotels
- Desirable Locations
- Leisurely Paced Itineraries
- More Included Sightseeing
- Delicious Dining
- More Personalized Service
Visit Italy this Fall and Winter, when the crowds are long gone and up to a 20% savings over our summer departures.
You can also enjoy a savings of up to $600 per couple ($300 per person) when you book an air inclusive 2011/12 Winter Europe departure!
Book Now – Offer ends June 24th
***Now extended through June 29th
Book a 2011/12 Winter Europe Insight tour and:
SAVE $ 600 per couple ( $ 300 per person) on air-inclusive packages
SAVE $ 400 per couple ($200 per person) on land-only packages
Terms and Conditions: Offers valid on new 2011/12 Insight Vacations Winter Europe bookings when full payment on the land package (and air if applicable) is made between April 20th, 2011 – June 24th, 2011. Save $600 per couple ($300 per person) offer is valid on air-inclusive packages only. Once payment is received, air tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. Save $400 per couple ($200 per person) offer is valid on land-only packages. Travel must depart between November 1st, 2011– March 30th, 2012. Offers are applicable to groups – with availability and collection of travelers’ names at time of booking; full payment on entire group package is due by June 24th, 2011. Offers are combinable with brochure discounts (except Early Payment Discounts) and Show Discounts. Offers only valid on tours featured in 2011/12 Winter Europe & Eastern Mediterranean brochure. Offers are not valid on tours to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Select Choices or any tour with a cruise inclusion. Offers are not combinable with each other. Offers can be booked online. Offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. CST No. 20687545-20
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The perfect symphony of experiences new and old comes to life as “Disney Soundsational Summer” comes to the Disneyland® Resort, June 3 –Sept. 5, 2011. There are more new stories to experience than ever before, giving you more to do and see than you might imagine.
At Disneyland Park, you will feel the Force in Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue, a completely re-imagined 3D attraction that will take you to new places in the Star Wars™ galaxy – and with more than 50 different story adventures, you can have a new experience each time you return!
Also new this year, “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will celebrate the songs of classic Disney movies from “The Three Caballeros” to “Mary Poppins” to “Tangled” in a procession starring the “leader of the club,” Mickey Mouse! And evenings will light up with the return of “Magical!” – the summertime fireworks spectacular, high in the sky over Disneyland Park.
Over at Disney California Adventure™ Park, you can be magically transported “under the sea” in The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, where you can become part of Ariel’s world, singing along with Sebastian and Flounder – but you’ll need to keep an eye out for the evil Ursula and her henchmen, Flotsam and Jetsam.
Opening in July, Goofy’s Sky School will take you for a wild ride, as Goofy offers lessons in barnstorming on this classic “wild mouse” coaster, inspired by the “How To” cartoon series of the 1940s and 1950s. (Goofy’s Sky School will open in July.)
And after your memorable day of fun in the sun, you will definitely want to enjoy “World of Color,” the one-of-a-kind nighttime water spectacular that continues to wow audiences nightly on the waters of Paradise Bay.
When you check in at one of the three Hotels of the Disneyland® Resort from June 3 to Sept. 5, 2011, you will receive two Disney’s FASTPASS® tickets for each person in your party per stay.
Combined with valid theme park admission, it’s a great way to experience Disney Soundsational Summer, whether you go under the sea to experience the all-new “The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” at Disney California Adventure™ Park, or find out where the Force will take you – in 3-D for the first time – onboard “Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue” at Disneyland Park.
Offer includes two (2) Disney’s FASTPASS® tickets for each registered guest (ages 3 and older) per Disneyland® Resort hotel reservation for arrivals from 6/3/11 through 9/5/11. Separate theme park admission is required. Each of these Disney’s FASTPASS® tickets will allow a guest one (1) entrance to the Disney’s FASTPASS® return line of any Disney’s FASTPASS® attraction at the Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks or one (1) entrance to a specially created, limited-time Disney’s FASTPASS® return line for The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction. Tickets are valid 6/3/11 through 9/11/11. Disney’s FASTPASS® attractions and return lines may not operate daily and Disney’s FASTPASS® tickets are subject to attraction changes, closures and capacity. No cash value; no substitutions. Tickets may not be sold, copied or transferred for commercial purposes and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.
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Tis the Three Seasons to Visit Europe
Autumn, Winter and Spring
It’s the season of fairytale holiday markets, grand carnivals and blossoming meadows. It’s the time of storybook scenery and magical celebration. There are many reasons to visit Europe with Trafalgar in Autumn, Winter and Spring, but here are three of the best!
- Save up to 30% off peak summer airfare and land prices
- Enjoy Europe’s famous sights and attractions, but with fewer crowds
- Discover Trafalgar’s authentic local experiences and special festive seasonal events
Save up to $600 per couple!*
Book your 2011/2012 Autumn, Winter & Spring Europe vacation by June 24, 2011 and save:
- $600 per couple ($300 per person) on air-inclusive vacations or
- $400 per couple ($200 per person) on land-only vacations
Offers end June 24, 2011 – contact us today!
*Valid on new bookings from Trafalgar’s 2011/2012 Autumn, Winter & Spring Europe brochure for travel 11/01/11 – 04/30/12. Full payment on land (and air if applicable) must be made 04/25/11 – 06/24/11. Save $600 per couple ($300 per person) on air-inclusive (promotion code: 11AWS300) or $400 per couple ($200 per person) on land-only vacations (promotion code: 11AWS200). Offers are not valid on all vacations including City Breaks, Christmas Spectacular itineraries, vacations in the Eastern Mediterranean or Train Tours. Offers are not combinable with other promotional savings including each other and Last Minute Deals, but are combinable with brochure discounts (except Early Payment Discount), show coupons and AWS $40 Optional Excursion gifts (TAWS176, TAWS186, TAWS196). Offers can be booked online and are valid for groups based on names and full payment by 06/24/11. Offers are subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and once booked are non-changeable and non-refundable. Other conditions may apply. CST#2077132-20
On May 16th 2011 the U.S. State Department updated its Travel Alert for Japan that was dated April 14, 2011. The department is updating its recommendation on the safe use of the Tohoku Expressway and the Tohoku Shinkansen Railway through the 50-mile evacuation area. Using the same analysis the State Department would use in a similar situation in the United States, the U.S. government believes it is safe for U.S. citizens to use the railway and expressway for transit through the area. Other portions of the Travel Alert remain unchanged from the Alert published on April 14. This Travel Alert expires on July 15, 2011.
The assessment by technical and subject matter experts across United States government agencies is that while the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant remains serious and dynamic, the health and safety risks to areas beyond the 50-mile evacuation zone, and particularly to Tokyo, Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture), Yokohama (Kanagawa Prefecture), nearby U.S. military facilities, and the prefectures of Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Gunma, Iwate, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi and Yamanashi, and those portions of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures which are outside a 50-mile radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are low and do not pose significant risks to U.S. citizens.
The assessment reflects inputs from American national laboratories as well as the unanimous opinion of the U.S. scientific experts on the ground in Japan. Furthermore, they are consistent with practices that would be taken in the United States in such a situation. Based on the much-reduced rate of heat generation in the reactor fuel after one month of cooling and the corresponding decay of short-lived radioactive isotopes, even in the event of an unexpected disruption at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, harmful exposures to people beyond the 50-mile evacuation zone are highly unlikely, and there would be a significant amount of time to best assess any steps that might have to be taken.
On April 14, 2011, the Department of State lifted Voluntary Authorized Departure, allowing dependents of U.S. government employees to return to Japan. The Alert states, “Out of an abundance of caution, we continue to recommend that U.S. citizens avoid travel within the 50-mile radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. U.S. citizens who are still within this radius should evacuate or shelter in place.” For more information, visit http://travel.state.gov.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Continental Airlines will resume direct flights between Guam and Okinawa, a route last served over 15 years ago.
On April 27, 2011 United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) announced the introduction of Continental Airlines non-stop flights between Guam and Okinawa, Japan, with the goal of attracting more tourists to Guam and provide customers in Okinawa with enhanced access to Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland and other destinations throughout the Continental Pacific network.
This year-round, four-times-weekly service will be launched on September 28, 2011, with Okinawa becoming the 10th Japanese city with non-stop service to Guam on Continental.
Here’s a sample schedule:
1 CO 957 07 OCT HNL-GUM 530A 355P 08 OCT
2 CO 905 08 OCT GUM-OKA 810P 1045P
3 CO 904 12 OCT OKA-GUM 1145P 410A 13 OCT
4 CO 2 13 OCT GUM-HNL 630A 555P 12 OCT