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Ensemble Travel Group has announced an expanded roster of recently added land partners that includes a new partnership with Ted Turner Expeditions and an expanded relationship with The Travel Corporation.
New land suppliers since the beginning of the year include Contiki Vacations, Insight Vacations, and IsramIsrael (tour); Oasis Luxury Rentals and Ted Turner Expeditions (specialty); Northern England (destination); and Authentic California Vacations, Linara Travel, SPB-Tours, Touch the Arctic Tours, and Ya’lla Tours (On Location). In addition to The Travel Corporation’s Contiki and Insight brands, Ensemble has had preferred partnerships with two of its sister companies – Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – for many years, Ensemble said.
New Ensemble On Location partners:
Authentic California Vacations – A division of Ensemble’s specialty partner Sports Empire Inc., this new On Location partner offers unique travel experiences throughout The Golden State – from golf and wine tours to festivals and museum-hopping.
Linara Travel – Linara Travel specializes in luxury trips to the hidden gems of the Indian Ocean Islands, including the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates.
SPB-Tours – This new partner specializes in individual and small group travel in the Baltic region. As a licensed tour operator, SPB is authorized to issue Tour Tickets (blanket visas) for cruise passengers taking their excursions in St. Petersburg.
Touch the Arctic Tours – Touch the Arctic offers an array of unique Northwest Territories tour packages that range from dogsledding under the Aurora and golfing under the Midnight Sun to watching reindeer cross the frozen Mackenzie River and shopping for that special treasure created by local artists.
Ya’lla Tours – Ya’lla has been operating legal, custom tours to Cuba since 2002 for groups and FITs. Operating exclusively through the travel agent distribution channel, the company has now expanded its service to Ensemble members, becoming an On Location partner for Cuba in addition to its long-time role as tour operator for Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
New Ensemble tour partners:
Contiki Vacations – A tour operator for travelers 18 to 35 years of age, Contiki offers over 300 itineraries in 50 countries around the world. Its various travel styles and high-energy vacation packages particularly appeal to young professionals, females, and solo travelers.
Insight Vacations – Insight offers over 100 journeys across Europe and several touring styles to satisfy a variety of travel preferences. Its collection also includes itineraries in North America, South America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt, and Israel.
IsramIsrael – Founded in 1967, IsramIsrael is one of the largest tour operators and wholesalers for incoming tourism to Israel and one of the country’s top destination management companies.
New Ensemble Travel Group specialty and destination partners:
Northern England – Part of Visit England, this destination partner takes guests outside of London to discover the homeland of steam trains, The Beatles, Wuthering Heights, and six UNESCO Heritage cultural sites.
Oasis Luxury Rentals – As a pioneer of the “Home Meets Hotel” concept, Oasis Luxury Rentals offers guests the comforts of a private home coupled with the service of a boutique hotel. Currently operating in 22 destinations across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, accommodations range from cozy studio apartments to 10-bedroom mansions with new destinations opening all the time.
Ted Turner Expeditions – The unique specialty partnership affords guests the chance to stay in this self-made billionaire’s collection of private ranch residences, an historic lodge, or beachfront home located in New Mexico, Colorado, and South Carolina. Turner’s passion for the environment and desire to give back are woven throughout each unique property and on-site adventure.