“We are excited to unveil our new tours for 2023, including new itineraries designed by experts to be the perfect active vacations – including tours in Mallorca for the first time in company history. We are seeing a lot of interest already in 2023 tours particularly in Europe, so now is the time to book that adventure for next summer’s vacation while there is still availability,” said Timo Shaw, president, Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling Vacations.
Some of VBT Bicycling Vacations’ new itineraries for next year include:
During this guided tour, guests enjoy cycling in paradise along the island’s stunning Mediterranean coast, wetlands, countryside, vineyards and more. Indulge in lunch at the oldest finca on the island, witness salt-mining up close and chat with Majorcans at open-air markets.
Take a guided cycling tour through breathtaking coastal routes along Cape Cod National Seashore, sail through Chatham Harbor while looking for harbor seals and ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail and Province Lands bike path. Participants can also explore Chatham and Provincetown and enjoy oysters and fresh seafood complemented by wines from Truro Vineyards.
This self-guided inn-to-inn itinerary lets travelers set their own pace while exploring the destination. Wander around the seaside town of Orebić, Marco Polo’s supposed birthplace of Korčula, and the medieval burg of Dubrovnik. Travelers enjoy breathtaking views while riding through island routes to hidden coves, magnificent beaches and UNESCO World Heritages sites.
New itineraries for Country Walkers include:
Enjoy the clean air of Norway’s pristine fjord lands while exploring west coast scenery, mountaintops and valleys. When you aren’t exploring by foot, your guides take you by coach, RIB boat, ferry, gondola and the Flam Railway. Travelers visit a castle with a pristine lake, enjoy the untamed beauty of Voss’s Mount Hanguren and mingle with locals at historic wooden villages.
Explore the breathtaking beauty and rich culture of Scotland’s celebrated Highlands. Take a self-guided tour of the river valley of Speyside, hike Cairngorms National Park and walk the Great Glen Way to the legendary lakeside of Loch Ness. Don’t forget to check out the medieval and baronial castles providing an insight on the families that shaped this region.
More than 22 million visitors pour into Bangkok each year, adding to the roughly 11 million residents of the Thai capital famous for its bustling streets. Packed with food carts, markets and cultural spectacles, life in Bangkok is unusually defined by its vibrant street scene, both day and night. That means you don’t necessarily need a solid plan when heading out on any given evening.
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As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
Many small- and medium-sized businesses face time and budget constraints when organizing corporate hotel travel for employees. To address this problem, IHG® Business Edge emerged as a cost-free business travel solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises, offering travel managers exclusive access to enticing perks, handpicked educational resources and comprehensive company travel metrics. IHG Business Edge connects our loyal customers to our portfolio of 5,800 hotels and resorts across 18 brands in more than 100 countries.
Going to Austin, Texas, soon? Hotel Van Zandt celebrates the season with a special deal. The To All a Free Night offer allows guests to extend their stay and receive a third night free when booking two nights. Running through Jan. 29, 2024, book this offer using promo code BONUSNT.