Insight Vacations has celebrated the inaugural departure of its ‘Local Escapes’ trips in Australia. A significant trip as it’s the first holiday operating globally for the brand, since the pandemic.
For the first time ever, Insight Vacations will be escorting guests around Australia, with the first departure starting in Hobart, Tasmania on the Tasmania’s Food, Wine & Whiskey itinerary.
Over six days, guests will experience the pristine wilderness, behind-the-scenes discoveries in iconic and historic locations, VIP winery tours and unique local dining experiences such as the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and a gourmet day tour of Bruny Island; but most importantly – give back to local communities and kick start tourism for Tasmania.
In response to international travel restrictions brought on by the global pandemic, Insight Vacations wanted to create a selection of carefully curated itineraries across Australia and New Zealand, called ‘Local Escapes’, that gave guests an alternative to the overseas holiday they may have had planned.
Ulla Hefel Böhler, Global CEO of Insight Vacations, welcomed the launch of the first trip with true excitement.
“We’re thrilled we have been able to provide our Australian guests the opportunity to still experience all that they love from an Insight Vacations journey, a little closer to home.
Ulla Hefel Böhler, Global CEO of Insight Vacations
I congratulate our Australian team for working endlessly to ensure our guests are able to enjoy such unique and exclusive experiences across the country.”
“Recent research showed us that our guests were ready to start travelling domestically, so we’re glad we can provide an opportunity for our travellers to take a holiday and connect with local communities who really appreciate the support. Until we’re able to travel internationally again, we hope our Local Escapes can be the break that many of us have been looking forward to,” added Karen Deveson, Managing Director Insight Vacations Australia.
The new tours
Insight’s Local Escapes collection includes five itineraries across Australia and New Zealand with departures starting from January and continuing throughout 2021. – other trips include Flavours of Adelaide and the Barossa Valley, Perth and The Margaret River Explorer, Taste of New Zealand’s North Island, Scenic Roads of the South Island.
Earlier this year, Insight Vacations reviewed its health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of all guests.
The coaches will now seat a maximum of 22 passengers and all trips will now follow enhanced hygiene measures on and off the coach.
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