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Insight Vacations Celebrates 100 Years of The Travel Corporation with Anniversary Sale

December 25, 2019
Lisbon_3203e2 (c) Dave E. Leiberman-Pateis Belem

Taste the sensational pastries of Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon on Insight Vacations’ “Amazing Spain and Portugal” tour © Dave E. Leiberman /

New York, N.Y.– To celebrate The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 100 years of being driven by service, Insight Vacations is offering travelers a special anniversary savings.

As a proud member of TTC, Insight Vacations is excited to welcome you into the TTC family and showcase why it is the leader in travel across the world—by catering to every taste, place and pace. Through our dedication to service and making travel personal, we cannot wait to welcome you on a magical journey.

“For 100 years, travel advisors have booked the companies of The Travel Corporation with supreme confidence, and Insight Vacations is no exception. The tradition of excellence in hospitality established long ago by the Tollman family influences everything we do,” says Jon Grutzner, president of Insight Vacations. “To honor that and celebrate with our loyal customers, we have created 100th Anniversary Celebration savings to give our guests the opportunity to experience our new itineraries and immersive experiences at the best value for 2020.”

On all Insight journeys, you’ll travel in relaxed style that experience the heart and soul of the destination–with small groups, premium hotels in the best locations, authentic dining and experiences with locals.

For TTC’s 100th anniversary, you can save up to 20% on European Discovery, Spain, Portugal and Morocco trips for bookings between January 1, 2020- January 7, 2020 for the travel periods April 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.

You can also take advantage of even more savings in 2020 with Insights’ extended air offer and early payment discountFrom now until Feb. 27, you can save up to $300 per couple on economy air on departures to Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and Morocco for travel during Oct. 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, and September 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020.

By choosing flights with American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia, you can save $150 off per person on Economy, $200 off per person on Premium Economy or $300 off per person on Business Class.

Also, if you book and pay in full by Feb. 27, you can receive a savings of 7.5% on trips to Europe and Britain, and the USA and Canada. This special offer is not combinable with the anniversary sale.

So, live your stylish life on a remarkable journey, venturing to some of the most iconic and remarkable destinations in Europe and beyond:

European Dream (11 Days); Leisurely paced with two-night stays in each destination and plenty of time to explore, this journey allows you to live your European Dream and come face-to-face with history through memorable local interactions. Enjoy VIP fast-track entry into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, as well as exclusive access to the Bramante Staircase that is usually not open to the public. Meet a gondolier in Venice and learn how the tradition of gondola navigation is being passed on to future generations. In Orvieto, marvel at the skills of an Italian chef during a cooking demonstration where you’ll learn how to make homemade pasta. In Stanserhorn, join a Swiss ranger to learn about local fauna and flora in the areaWhile in Paris, join a local foodie to venture where Parisians go about their daily lives, explore small shops and sample local treats and delicacies.

Amazing Spain and Portugal (9 Days): Delve into the heart and soul of each destination on this 9-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Tour the celebrated Alhambra Palace with a Local Expert, taste authentic Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon, and see the ancient Roman arches across the river Tormes in Salamanca. Embark on a scenic drive to Seville to explore the maze of narrow lanes and shady squares of the Santa Cruz Quarter, and see the final resting place of Christopher Columbus, along with his tomb, at the grand 15th century Seville Cathedral. In the historic city of Toledo, visit the workshop of a master craftsman and see how Damascene swords are made. In Jabugo, taste the famous jamon Iberico (Iberian ham) and learn about its history and production.

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Go-today Holiday Season Sale Features Dublin Escape Package from $799 if Booked by Dec 31.

December 20, 2012

Ready for a post-holiday season vacation? Go-today, a leading provider of vacation packages world-wide, has just launched a holiday season sale featuring five European vacations priced from under $1000 per person, when booked by Dec. 31. Travelers can beat the blues and add some urban intrigue this winter by hopping across the pond to explore Dublin, London, Paris, Rome, or Barcelona.

“This holiday season we want to give travelers the extraordinary gift of a European vacation,” said Paula McKay, President of go-today. “For a limited time some of our most popular packages to Dublin, London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona are on sale for under $1,000 per person!”

The holiday season sale features the Dublin Escape from $799 per person. The package includes roundtrip airfare to Dublin, four nights of hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees. Travelers can explore the Irish’s capital’s deep traditions, lively music, and stellar beer.

Go-today is also offering the London Escape, Paris Escape, Rome Escape, and Barcelona At Its Best from $999 per person. These packages also include roundtrip airfare, four or six nights of hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees. From Big Ben to the beaches of Barcelona, travelers will discover the allure of some of Europe’s coolest capitals.

The sale prices, including the Dublin Escape package, are available until December 31, 2012.

For more information about the Holiday Season Sale, or to make a reservation, visit or call a travel expert at 800-227-3235 (6am to 6pm PT Monday – Friday and 7:30am to 4pm PT Saturday and Sunday).

Go-today was established in 1997 with a vision of offering affordable independent travel to Europe. Over the years, the company expanded to offer vacation packages to destinations world-wide.  The company is a division of Europe Express.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson Introduces Family Swing & Fling Package from $149

July 12, 2011

JW Marriott® Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, invites families to relax and do their own thing with the newest Family Swing & Fling package. Starting at $149 per night per family, the package includes a daily $50 resort credit, unlimited rounds of golf, free kids’ meals, shopping discounts and more.

The chock-full-of-fun Swing & Fling Package includes:

  • Deluxe guest room for up to four
  • $50 per night resort credit
  • Unlimited rounds of golf for up to four people (two adults, two children)
  • Access to the resort’s sparkling pools and water features, including the Starr Canyon Lazy River and Monsoon Falls water slide
  • Complimentary use of the Hashani Spa fitness center
  • Kids eat free, ages 12 & under, with a paying adult
  • Complimentary appetizer or dessert with entrée purchase at Primo or Signature Grill
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • Free self parking
  • 10% off retail purchases

Swing & Fling Package rates start at $149 per night per family. The package is not available to groups of 10 or more. Rates are subject to availability August 1 through December 30, 2011 and resort credits accumulate during the stay.

Golfers will enjoy their unlimited rounds of golf on Starr Pass’ top-rated 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility with a double-loaded driving range, 20,000 square foot clubhouse and top-quality golf shop. The Catalina Mountains form a breathtaking backdrop for the desert courses, which have hosted legends such as Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Payne Stewart and Nancy Lopez, to name a few. This spring, discerning golfers and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine rated JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson among the world’s top 125 golf resorts, and among the top 10 golf resorts in Arizona.

Swimmers in the family will love making a splash at Starr Pass’ Water Collection. Guests can tube along the lazy Starr Canyon River, slide down the Monsoon Falls Water Slide, lounge by the Reflection Pools or cool off in the Dancing Springs.

For the adults in the family, complimentary access to the fitness center at the Hashani Spa offers plenty of cardio and weight machines and a refreshing view of the pool and the mountains for a rejuvenating workout. The spa facility also includes a whirlpool, steam room and sauna. Outdoors, guests can enjoy the spa’s private pool. Spa treatments and fitness classes or personal training sessions are available for a fee.

Starr Pass’ Rising Starr Kids’ Club offers a half or full day of activities during the weekend for children age 4-12 while their parents relax and enjoy the soothing Hashani Spa or impressive Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. A full-day session (9am to 4pm) is $75.00 per child including lunch, while a half-day session (9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm) is $45.00 per child including a snack. In addition, Starr Pass’ restaurants offer kids’ menus specially designed for younger tastes.

Blur Teen Lounge is a new addition to Starr Pass this year, offering guests age 13 to 18 a fun place to kick back, have fun and enjoy the latest games, technology and movies. Open every Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, Blur features Apple iPad 2’s for teens to access their email or social media accounts; the latest motion-tracking game systems from Xbox and PlayStation; and a movie area with a 46” LCD HDTV and a library of DVDs. Full access to the lounge and all of its features is available for $25 per teen per day. Parents may enter only when accompanied by a teen.

When all the fun fires up the appetite, delicious dining at any of the resort’s five restaurants is sure to please the palates of the whole family. With the Family Swing & Fling package, guests can enjoy a complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrée at Primo, featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, or Signature Grill, offering cowboy-inspired cooking like savory steaks, chops and seafood. Plus, kids under 12 eat free with a paying adult.

For more information about JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa or to book a Swing & Fling vacation, visit or call 888-236 2427.

About JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Starr Pass is one of Arizona’s finest resorts, awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award for the resort property and its Primo restaurant for six consecutive years. Starr Pass was also rated among the world’s top 125 golf resorts, and among the top ten Arizona golf resorts by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2011. The largest resort in Southern Arizona, Starr Pass features 575 spacious guest rooms, 88,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa, five restaurants, four separate pools, a lazy river and water slide, the Audubon Certified, 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf facility, two lit tennis courts and 888 underground and covered parking spaces. The resort’s eco-friendly efforts extend to Primo, which serves only organic and jet fresh fish, and the Hashani Spa, which uses natural desert plant oils. The resort incorporates the natural desert into its landscape design and features direct access to Tucson Mountain Park for memorable hiking and biking trails. To quote Bill Marriott, “you can build all types of amenities but it would be impossible to duplicate what Starr Pass has, the Tucson Mountain Park.” The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa is located at 3800 W. Starr Pass and can be reached directly by calling 520-792-3500,

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October 19, 2010
Historic Cranwell Resort Rolls Back the Clock

Historic Cranwell Resort in Lenox, MA amid the Berkshires is rolling back the clock to offer a second night's stay for $18.94, the year the Gilded Age mansion was built © 2010/Karen Rubin/

The historic Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in the Berkshires, in Western Massachusetts is turning back the clock with a “Fall Back in Time” special that celebrates its past and offers a second night stay for just $18.94 (the year the resorts’ historic Gilded Age Mansion was built).

Cranwell is as rich in history as it is with hospitality. Over the years, it has played host to the likes of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Vanderbilts, and President William McKinley. The centerpiece of Cranwell’s 380-acre estate is a Tudor-style Mansion, commissioned by W. J. Sloane and constructed back in the Cottage Era in 1894.

To celebrate its heritage, Cranwell is offering the “Fall Back in Time” special where guests can get a second night for only $18.94 when they book one night at the published non-discounted rate. The offer is valid for two consecutive nights, October 1 – December 21, 2010, excluding weekends in October and holidays. For information and reservations, call 800-272-6935, visit, or book online and use Promotion Code FBIT.

Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club is an all-season resort in the heart of the scenic Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, known for its abundant cultural venues including the famed Tanglewood Music Center and the Norman Rockwell Museum. In addition to a graceful, historic Gilded Age Mansion, this award winning resort features 114 distinctive guest rooms, an 18-hole Championship golf course set on 380 hilltop acres and one of the largest resort Spas in the Northeast. With three restaurants and spacious banquet rooms, Cranwell also hosts numerous year-round conferences, weddings and social events.

Cranwell Resort is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ and Historic Hotels of America. The resort is listed in Zagat’s “Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas” and some of their many awards include the SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award for one of “Best Spa Resorts for Golf”, the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence.

Cranwell is located just two and one-half hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of Lenox, Massachusetts.