PRELIMINARY FIGURES FOR
2006 indicate that U.S. visitors to Europe will exceed the
record of 13.12 million set in 2000, according to the European
Travel Commission. At 6.81 million Americans, the peak period from
May to September was also the highest recorded since the ETC was
created in 1948. Cultural travel was especially strong in 2006,
with Austria and the Netherlands registering their highest U.S.
visitor numbers ever, thanks to the yearlong celebrations of Mozart
TOURS is offering travel agents 15% commissions on all
reservations for escorted tours to Ireland, Scotland and London
made by Feb. 27 for travel throughout 2007. Tours include
Treasures of Ireland, with stops in Shannon, Limerick, Adare,
Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney, Waterford and Dublin and
starting at $1,573 per person, double, including air. A new tour,
Highlights of Scotland, features Glasgow, Aviemore, the Highlands
Excursion, Inverness and Edinburgh from $1,612 per person, double,
with air. Sceptre Tours provides Emerald Partners with one referral
booking for every three bookings made by the agency. Visit www.SceptreAgent.com to book.
WAYFARERS unveiled four walking tours spanning six
countries in Eastern Europe: Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, Slovakia and new this year Slovenia. A seven-night Magic
of Slovenia tour, set for May 26 to June 2, Sept. 16 to 23 and Oct.
13 to 20, begins and ends in Ljubljana, Slovenias capital, and
includes visits to the underground cave at Postojna and the
waterfront area of Lake Bled. Participants will walk on average
eight to 10 miles a day over easy terrain. Priced at $3,495, the
tour includes accommodations, meals, all transfers, admissions and
gratuities. For bookings, log onto www.thewayfarers.com.
INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES will move from Terminal 4 to
Terminal 1 at New Yorks Kennedy Airport March 1. The newest
terminal at the airport, Terminal 1 will serve the airlines two
daily nonstop flights to Zurich and one to Geneva. The facility
also has the advantage of being the first stop on the AirTrain
system and the first passenger terminal accessible from the JFK
Expressway, the road that winds through the airport.
Editor: Felicity Long
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