Royal Irish Tours (RIT) has unveiled plans for its upcoming 2019 familiarization trip to Wales, from Nov. 4-12.

According to officials, Wales has been a growing destination for RIT in recent years, and the company wants to showcase the best of the country to agent partners.

“We want agents to know we sell more than just Ireland and Scotland. We are excited to show them some of what Wales has to offer their clients. Our Wales & England programs have grown significantly over the last few years, and we will have a greater focus on these destinations in 2020,” noted Conor Duffy, director at RIT.

The fam is in conjunction with Visit Wales and flights will be with RIT partner, Air Transat. The cost is $1,200 per person, including airfare from Toronto (supplement from other gateways).

Highlights include: two nights at the Chateau Rhianfa in Anglesey; touring through the beautiful Wales countryside including Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire; tour and tasting of Penderyn Whisky Distillery, Aberdarel; two nights in the Welsh capital, Cardiff; free time and a final night in London.

To apply, for the familiarization, visit or e-mail [email protected].



With the 2019 summer travel season well underway and social media feeds showcasing the world’s trendiest hot spots, Busabout is helping make clients’ 2020 summer getaway decisions easy with the launch of its Europe Preview Program.

Until Sept. 15, travellers can book 2020 vacations at 2019 pricing, with additional savings of up to 10% off on a selection of European adventures.

Busabout offers a variety of unique travel styles, ranging from totally free and flexible as part of the Hop-On Hop-Off network to more planned and perfected itineraries with its Adventures, Sailing and Island-Hopping and Small Group Adventures.

Plenty of Busabout’s most popular itineraries are part of the 2020 Preview Program and agents can help clients create their own dream European adventure by choosing one itinerary or combining multiple trips with the Hop-On Hop-Off network. Along with the Hop-On Hop-Off Europe passes, the selection of trips included in the Preview Program are:

Cultural Festivals: La Tomatina; Oktoberfest; Halloween Trek.

Small Group Adventures: Northern Highlights; Eastern Wanderer; Roman Footprints; La Dolce Vita.

Sailing & Island-Hopping: Greek Island Flexi Hopper; Greece Island Hopper Fixed Itinerary; Sail Turkey.

Adventure: Balkan Highlights; Balkan Trail; Baltic Highlights; Croatian Adventure; Greek Odyssey; Iberian Highlights; Iberian Trail; Ibiza Blast; Italian Adventure; Morocco Encompassed; Morocco Express; Scandi Highlights; Turkey Aegean; Turkey Cappadocia Adventure; Ultimate Balkan Adventure; Ultimate Iberian Adventure; Ultimate Scandi – Baltic; Ultimate Turkey Adventure.

For a complete list of the Preview Program offers, visit:


Insight Vacations is inviting travellers to plan for their Yuletide celebrations by experiencing one of its “Christmas Market” journeys.

Full of storybook itineraries, Insight’s 2019-2020 Seasons collection includes seven magical journeys taking guests to Christmas wonderlands. With departures beginning in November, clients can live their festive fantasies by booking journeys to Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Russia. Each journey offers one-of-a-kind Insight Experiences, Deliciously Authentic Dining, hand-picked hotels in ideal locations, smaller group camaraderie and a Travel Director always on hand to add an extra special touch to clients’ experiences.

And, by booking early, clients can take advantage of a 5% early payment discount if they book and pay in full by Aug. 29.

Available festive journeys include: Christmas Markets of Poland, Prague and Germany, eight days; Alpine Christmas Markets, nine days, travelling through Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland; and Easy Pace Russia with Christmas Markets, eight days.