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Insight Vacations Sets the Pace With Hot Travel Tips for 2016-17 Autumn, Winter and Spring

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) - Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com), the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, has made it even easier for agents and their clients to discover the art of touring in style in Europe, by releasing its popular Autumn, Winter and Spring (AWS) program earlier than ever. Responding to industry demand, Insight Vacations is the first major operator to market with a 2016-17 AWS brochure, enabling Canadian travellers to plan ahead to secure the pick of seasonal holidays and airfare offers and save up to 28% on summer prices. Guests who book before August 25th, 2016 through the "Early Payment Discount" program can save up to $884 per couple*.

Showcasing the diversity of autumn colours, winter festivities and spring blooms on offer between November 2016 and March 2017, Insight Vacations boasts an array of enticing options including a brand new itinerary for winter in Iceland. The 7-day "Scenic Iceland & The Northern Lights" encompasses a wealth of bucket list must-sees such as lagoons, waterfalls, volcanoes and dancing lights that fill cloudless skies, with the incomparable show that is the Northern Lights.

For a flourish of fiesta and a splash of seasonal colour, the 13-day "Splendours of Andalucia and Morocco" is sure to fire up your inner flamenco. The aesthetically appealing architecture of Fes and Marrakech is also a highlight of this Premium Escorted Journey -- now inclusive of all evening dining and all sightseeing and experiences. And for those that crave the festive tradition of a Christmas Market or Winter Wonderland experience, there are nine different journeys to choose from, spanning the breadth of Central Europe.

Commenting on the early release of the AWS 2016/2017 portfolio, Insight Vacations CEO John Boulding: "We're delighted to be able to fulfill demand from our valued industry partners and deliver our Autumn, Winter and Spring brochure so early on in 2016." Boulding also adds, "Our latest collection of Premium Escorted Journeys encapsulates an inspiring collection of exclusive local discoveries and sought-after dining experiences. What's more, you'll stay in style in the heart of the action, enjoy personalized and stress-free travel and relax with Business Class legroom and smaller group sizes, epitomizing Insight's inimitable style and value proposition."

Through Insight Vacations included Signature Experiences, guests are immersed in the regions' culture and traditions, seeing the world through local eyes. Meet a stallholder at the Munich Christmas Market to enjoy delicious lebkuchen and a glass of glühwein, or gain VIP entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a behind-the-scenes tour from a private art expert or traverse the top of the world exploring the snow-capped Alps on the famous Glacier Express in Switzerland.

Highlights from Insight Vacations 2016-17 Autumn, Winter and Spring program include:

9-day Alpine Christmas Markets
Enjoy the magical lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps. Sample warming glühwei at the festive markets of Munich, take a horse drawn carriage ride through the stunning Austrian city of Innsbruck and marvel at the majestic landscapes of the Black Forest.

9-day Winter Wonderland
There is nowhere more magical in winter than Europe and this itinerary showcases it at its very best. Enjoy a thrilling cable car ride through the Swiss mountains, wind through the cobblestone streets of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber and follow the Rhine Valley to reach the romantic town of Heidelberg.

8-day Italian Intermezzo
Explore Italy's most famous and best loved cities on this 8-day itinerary. Enjoy an olive oil pressing and tasting amongst the stunning countryside in Umbria and Tuscany, take a serenaded journey through the canals of Venice by gondola and gain fast track entry to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome.

7-day Glories of Greece
Take an all-inclusive journey through the ages in glorious Greece. Marvel at the Acropolis in Athens, visit a family run pottery studio in Argolis and be introduced to the art of Greek cooking in Olympia.

For more information, please contact your local Sales Manager, visit www.insightvacations.com, or contact an Insight Specialist at the National Sales Centre at 1-800-387-8490.

About Insight Vacations
For more than 38 years, Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com) has been designing the world's finest escorted travel itineraries. As the experts in Europe, Insight offers over 100 journeys across the continent, covering more of Europe than any other operator. Insight Vacations also offers the same legendary high standards and carefully curated itineraries in North America, South America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations is an exclusive collection of unique journeys that elevate travel beyond the ordinary at every moment. Guests travelling with Luxury Gold stay at the finest hotels, dine on the epicurean regional cuisine at featured Michelin-starred restaurants and enjoy an unmatched collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and sightseeing.

All Insight itineraries are expertly designed for smaller groups of average 28 guests with a maximum of just 40. Each tour includes the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as 'travelling concierge,' and Signature Experiences that provide a unique and revealing look into the history and culture of each destination. The authentic flavours of each country are celebrated through included Signature Dining experiences, Insight hotels are handpicked for their high quality and desirable central or scenic locations and the Insight Wi-Fi equipped motorcoach is specially customised to provide Business Class legroom. With the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration Insight has reimagined vacations to truly escape from the ordinary.

For more information, visit us at http://www.insightvacations.com, on social media at http://www.facebook.com/InsightVacations, http://twitter.com/InsightVacation, and join the conversation using the hashtags #InsightMoments and #Come2Europe.

About TreadRight
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org.

*Terms and Conditions: Applies only to trips featuring the 'Early Payment Discount' in the price panel. Applies to the Land-only portion of your holiday. For discounts to apply, trips must be paid in full by the designated date and not less than 45 days before the tour departs.

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The Travel Corporation | 33 Kern Rd., Toronto, ON, M3B 1S9
(416) 322-8468 ext. 7294
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Marie Anne MacRae
Global VP, Strategic Partnerships
The Travel Corporation | 33 Kern Rd., Toronto, ON, M3B 1S9
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