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Collette presents their top trending destinations for 2023

Sam LaFrance
by Sam LaFrance

January 03, 2023

Pawtucket, RI (January 3, 2023) – Collette saw a large bounce back in travel throughout 2022 after the COVID-19 pandemic shook the industry. North American travellers are eager to get off the continent and explore the globe now that it’s once again safe to do so. As we ring in the new year, Collette is excited to share which destinations and tours are trending for 2023. North America’s longest-running tour operator has seen travellers flock to Italy, Africa, and Central America.

Collette’s new Best of Italy Small Groups Explorations Tour allows travellers to experiences its most prominent sites such as Venice, the Romagna Countryside, Florance, and Rome while immersing themselves into the country’s culture. Collette travellers value the flexibility featured in Collette’s tours, which is why they have multiple chances to decide how they’d like to experience what the country has to offer. While visiting the Romagna Countryside, they’ll have the choice between relaxing at their hotel with a wine-infused mud treatment or spending the day in Ravenna for a guided tour of its mosaics. When in Rome later in the tour they’ll once again be able to choose how to spend their day. Travellers can elect to take a walking tour of the city and its Renaissance masterpieces, or instead enjoy a tour of the Catacombs and search for the vestiges of the Empire. Travellers can book their spot on the “Best of Italy” for as early as April 23, 2023, for prices starting at $4,199 USD pp.

“Our Best of Italy Small Groups Explorations Tour is a fantastic way for travellers to enjoy Italian culture. On this new tour, they’ll be able to make their own decisions on what they’d like to experience during their trip,” said Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, President and Chief Brand Officer at Collette.

Collette saw a surge in rave reviews of its Colours of Morocco small group explorations tour in 2022. Travellers have been enjoying their time on the 15-day tour through Morocco. A total of 155 different travellers left feedback on the tour, rating the experience as only-excellent 85% of the time.

The itinerary sees travellers take a stroll through the cobbled alleyways of ancient markets and medinas, as well as spending two days traversing the Sahara Desert. One experience that travellers have loved being able to spend time with a nomadic family while in the desert. One traveller highlighted their experience, writing, “Our guide Abdou, was absolutely amazing. He provided insight as we travelled and met with locals. Visiting with the family in the desert was powerful.” Spots on tours are available from Jan. 26 through Feb. 9, 2023 are available with prices starting at $3,299 USD pp.

Collette’s Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls, & Botswana small group Explorations tour has been another trending product into 2023. Travellers have been excited to explore the lovely landscapes and learn about the local culture. The 15-day tour’s itinerary features a home hosted dinner with a Capetonian family, a visit to an elephant sanctuary, and a daylong journey through the Cape winelands, where they’ll be able to enjoy the Dutch architecture as well as some fine wine. There are still seats available on tours starting on Jan. 13, 2023, with prices as low as $4,999 USD pp.

“Travellers are flocking to explore Africa with Collette’s explorations tours,” said Jeff Roy, Executive Vice President of Revenue Management and Pricing at Collette. “What makes Collette’s Africa tours unique is that on top of the opportunity to explore the wildlife, travellers have the chance to enjoy the unique and rich culture of Africa. We’re happy that travellers have been taking the opportunity to plan life-changing experiences with Collette.”

Travellers on Collette’s 13-day, 12-night small group tour, Costa Rica: A World of Nature, will be immersed in natural surroundings throughout the journey. The popular tour features two nights at a remote resort in the heart of Tortuguero National Park. As travellers encounter this beautiful destination, they’ll give back to preservation efforts at a sea turtle research station, boat along rivers and canals of the jungle in search of wildlife, and get the chance to connect with locals in Tortuguero village. Pricing starts at $2,899 USD pp for seats on tours for as early as Jan. 8, 2023.

Diana Ditto, Senior Director of Product Marketing, said: “This is a chance to take in Costa Rica from many angles with a focus on all the beauty and wildlife the country has to offer. The incredible experiences in Tortuguero National Park truly set this tour apart.” Collette travellers can book confidently knowing that when they add Collette’s Travel Protection Plan, they get a full money-back refund if they need to cancel – up to 24 hours before departure. Travel advisors will also earn advanced commission.

About Collette:

As the longest-running tour operator in North America, Collette is the company travellers can trust. Leading with integrity, Collette’s comprehensive travel protection plan, flexible tour pacing, and strong relationships within the travel space set it apart. The happiness of its guests has been its roadmap since 1918 and today Collette offers over 160 tours to all seven continents and five distinct travel styles, including small group touring and river cruises. This third-generation family-owned business is dedicated to giving back in both local and global communities through its social responsibility platform.  For more information, visit

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Sam LaFrance, Collette
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