Insight Vacations Launches Small-Group, Women-Only Tours

Insight Vacations has launched small-group, women-only tours for 2025. These itineraries have been designed to encourage solo travel and spotlight women in the travel industry. Female travelers will have the chance to explore a range of destinations with 11 tours across Europe, the Americas, India and Africa.

The development of Insight Vacations’ Women-Only Tours comes after research with JourneyWoman, which surveyed over 1,000 female travelers. Results showed that 65 percent of those surveyed “look for tour companies that offer women-only tours or solo trips for women” while 43 percent “feel the travel industry ignores solo or older female travelers.”

On the new tours, travelers can explore cultures and celebrate women’s achievements across countries, meet like-minded women and forge friendships or fulfill a bucket-list dream. The women-only small-group tours, made up of a maximum of 24 guests, will follow exciting routes with stays in handpicked hotels, meals in top-rated dining spots and stress-free travel created for women by women.

During the “Country Roads of the Deep South” tour, travelers can learn about the women’s civil rights movement including notable figures such as Frances Wright, Ida Be Wells and the Lee Sisters. Elaine Lee Turner, the local specialist conducting the tour, has served the Memphis community in various capacities as an educator, civil rights activist, entrepreneur and historian. Guests on the “Country Roads of Italy Tour” will have the opportunity to meet with a weaving association in Perugia that’s owned and run by women, and on the “Best of Morrocco Tour,” travelers can attend a baking class at a women’s cooperative that empowers women to become professional chefs.

Additionally, Insight Vacations’ investment in women’s solo travel has increased with its “Make Travel Matter” experiences available on each of the women-only tours, in line with the U.N.’s official theme of this year’s International Women’s Day—“Invest in women: Accelerate progress.” These travel experiences encourage travelers not only to support the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, but also important local traditions and businesses owned by women.

The JourneyWoman study also noted that 73 percent of women surveyed seek recommendations and travel advice from other women before traveling solo. This is above local government websites, tour companies and mainstream media. Insight Vacations is also launching a new social travel group on Facebook for women: “Insight Vacations Women-Only Travel Community.” This group hopes to encourage women to join and discuss travel among themselves, share tips, and find others with similar interests.

Tip: Insight Vacations is offering an 8 percent discount on its new women-only tours until May 31, 2024.

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