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Now More North American Tours Options

Group tours have always been popular in places like Europe, Australia and Asia, but we haven’t seen very many offerings in North America.  In 2012 this will change.  Adventures by Disney, Brendan, Tauck Tours and Trafalgar have already offered tours throughout the United States and Canada, but in 2012 we will also see tours offered by G Adventures and Globus family of brands, including Cosmos, their budget line of tours.

Cosmos’ program is 75% focused on North America’s scenery and national parks.  Cosmos will be partnering with the National Parks Foundation to give travelers the chance to not only see our national parks, but also to give back and preserve them for future generations.  Through this partnership, called the GoParks! Tours, the Globus family of brands and Cosmos will make a donation to the National Park Foundation for each guest at no cost to you.

They will be offering 15 different vacations from 8 to 14 days and priced from $1089 to $1899 per person.  New offerings include a 10 day Wildlife of British Columbia vacation and 13 special departure vacations for special events in Calgary, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Tennessee and Florida.  An early booking discount of $50 off applies to North American Cosmos trips.

Contact us at Travel on a Dream for more information on these tours and others.

Want to go to Cuba?

There has been a lot of talk in the travel industry recently about traveling to Cuba.  President Obama has lifted some of the travel restrictions, however there are still significant restrictions.  Violation of these restrictions can get you in a lot of trouble.  The restrictions that were relaxed have to do with “people-to-people travel”.  This opens up travel for religious activities, journalism, professional research, humanitarian projects, athletic events.  Some importation and exportation is also allowed.

However, the US embargo is still in place.  The embargo doesn’t restrict you from being in Cuba, it only means that you cannot spend money in Cuba.

A travel provider must get a special license to offer trips to Cuba.  Three companies who have done that are Globus, Abercrombie & Kent and Insight Cuba.  If you want to go to Cuba, your travel must be booked through one of the licensed travel providers (we do work with Globus).  The airline you use must also be separately licensed as a Carrier Service Provider.

Abercrombie & Kent sold out of all of its packages in the first week they were offered and are now in the process of getting more seats.  Both Abercrombie & Kent and Globus are partnering with licensed operators – Center for Caribbean Religion for Globus and the Foundation for Caribbean Studies for Abercrombie & Kent.

 

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