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Globus Names 2010 Year of 'GetAwaycation'

March 16, 2010 By: George Dooley

This year, vacation-deprived and time-starved travelers are opting for quick getaways to fill their vacation void, says tour giant Globus. According to the travel experts at the Globus family of brands, mini-getaways (four days or less) have experienced a 95 percent booking increase for 2010 (when compared to 2009). Mean while weeklong escapes are up 50 percent, making 2010 the year of the “GetAwaycation.” Monograms, a Globus brand, is responding by redefining its packaged travel options to make planning and taking a quick escape– domestically and internationall – easier and more rewarding. 

“We simplify vacations for independent travelers on five continents, in more than 30 countries,” said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO for the Globus family of brands. “Monograms enables them to personalize their vacation without having to take care of logistics and planning obstacles such as choosing the perfect hotel (in an equally desirable location) and getting from point A to B. As part of our international vacation packages, we include a half-day city orientation, ensuring our travelers don’t miss the must-see sights. In addition, our experts in each city share insights and suggestions to help vacationers make the most of their quick getaway.” Domestically, Monograms provides travelers with 24-Hour Service On Call.

To commemorate the new "getawaycation" trend, Monograms offers four-day getaways to London, Paris, Rome, Venice and Sorrento, starting at $480. Domestically, travelers can enjoy short escapes to New York, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. for $259. Week-long escapes are available in nearly every corner of the globe, including Britain, Ireland, France, Holland, Italy, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, South America, North America and Asia.

Monograms deals include savings of $150 per person on any 2010 Europe air-inclusive vacation and airfares to select European gateways for as little as $568 on a Monograms Europe Vacation. Plus, prices up to 20 percent less than 2009 on Europe Vacations, Monograms says.

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