We are actively monitoring the discussions in Congress over federal funding, and the potential impact on our tours visiting Federal Sites & National Parks across the United States.

Without an agreement between the House, Senate and White House, the government will shut down on Saturday September 30, 2023 at midnight. The impact to our Tours will be limited to those visiting some Federal Sites & National Parks across the country. Some states including Utah, Arizona and Colorado have indicated that they will provide the necessary funding to keep the National Parks operating. Other states are considering similar measures.

If we are unable to operate or your tour is altered due to the government shutdown, we will contact you directly prior to departure.


European Travellers Seeking Fewer Countries, Creative Destinations

by Amelia Sugerman

June 16, 2021

Travel Agent talked with Terry Dale, the president and CEO, United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA); Andrea Grisdale, CEO and sole founder, IC Bellagio, a DMC for Italy; and several tour operators for insight.

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While typically American travellers heading to Europe often seek to package many countries into their vacation that’s not always the case this year, given complexities for border crossings, COVID-19 testing requirements and other entry rules for international destinations. Some are still travelling to multiple countries but perhaps a lesser number overall—perhaps two, but maybe not four, five or six. Tour operators have plenty of good options for travellers seeking that. Globus, for example, offers such options as the seven-day “Imperial Escape” itinerary between Budapest, Hungary and Prague in the Czech Republic. It visits two countries. Read More.

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