VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Named a “World’s Best” Tour Operator by Travel + Leisure for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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America's Oldest Bicycle Tour Operator Named Second Highest in its Category

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations has once again been ranked among the World’s Best Tour Operators in Travel + Leisure’s readers’ poll for 2015. This is the sixth consecutive year that the company has received the award, and the second year it has ranked second highest in its category.

“We are honored to receive Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award for the sixth year. This award is truly due to our valued customers who continue to book cycling and walking vacations with VBT and spread the word about our unique, cultural tours,” said VBT President, Gregg Marston. “We thank each and every traveler for voting, along with the worldwide VBT family who works hard to provide excellent active travel experiences at unsurpassed value.”

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is a reader-based survey made up of the hotels, destinations and tour operators that define the best in travel. The tour operator portion of the survey includes categories in staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food and value. VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations scored 95.88 out of 100, placing second in the category on the 20th annual poll.

All VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations are led by local trip leaders who will provide insight into the region’s customs and traditions, as well as help facilitate authentic cultural experiences. Notable itineraries include The Amalfi Coast & Capri, Puglia: Italy’s Undiscovered Coast and The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria.

To learn more about VBT’s vast array of itineraries, request a catalog or reserve a vacation, visit VBT.com or call VBT’s tour consultants at 800-245-3868 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

About VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
VBT offers deluxe, small group bicycling and walking tours worldwide, including destinations throughout Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Peru, Chile, South Africa, and the United States. Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities and on-tour vehicle support. Unlike other companies, VBT also includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities and select Canadian cities for all overseas vacations. http://www.vbt.com.

About Travel + Leisure
The world’s most influential travel brand, Travel + Leisure, offers insider access to destinations around the globe with a signature mix of smart advice, immersive photography, expert reporting, and award-winning coverage of hotels, food, design, style, culture, and trends. Travel + Leisure® features news, finds, and opinions that empower its readers and users to travel better. With a global reach of more than 6.5 million readers, the Travel + Leisure print portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and five international editions in Mexico, Turkey, China, India/South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L that launched in 1971 is also designed for tablet. Travel + Leisure has an authoritative website, TravelandLeisure.com, and an extensive social media following of more than two million. The T+L brand also encompasses newsletters, clubs, retail stores, and media collaborations.

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