Insight Vacations and Ensemble Travel® Group Announce New Partnership

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Partnership reflects Insight and Ensemble’s command of premium and luxury markets

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“Premium and luxury touring options are perfect for people who may not otherwise consider motorcoach travel,” said Phil Cappelli, president of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold.

Insight Vacations®, the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, recently finalized a preferred partnership agreement with Ensemble Travel® Group, further solidifying Insight’s commitment to travel agents. Insight Vacations operates two brands, with its namesake focusing on niche-market premium journeys whose hallmarks include authentic experiences, Signature Hotels and regional flavors. Luxury Gold, a collection of luxury tours curated by Insight Vacations, represents another travel market segment, specializing in five-star hotels, VIP experiences and epicurean dining.

Both Insight and Luxury Gold complement the current portfolio of Ensemble’s preferred partners, offering new options for their travelers and new revenue opportunities for their members.

“We are very appreciative of the trust Insight Vacations puts in our organization. We look forward to supporting the Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold product lines as they offer our members a valuable product to sell,” said Libbie Rice, co-president, Ensemble Travel Group.

“Premium and luxury touring options are perfect for people who may not otherwise consider motorcoach travel,” said Phil Cappelli, president of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. “These tours are more individualized, offer a host of inclusions, and feature incredible private tours and experiences that would be near-impossible to receive as an individual traveler. It’s a win-win for both travelers and agents; travelers enjoy a tremendous overall value and agents secure a lucrative booking.”

At a time when some companies are pulling back from the travel agent community, Insight is doubling down, committing to new preferred agreements while expanding its sales team, which is focused exclusively on building business with travel agents. Insight is among the industry’s best travel agency partners, committed to the trade community and consistently investing in new opportunities for mutual growth.

“We’ve hired two new District Sales Managers this year and are looking to add another in a key territory. We’ve also expanded our Group Sales team to match the growth we see there,” said Cappelli. “We’re incredibly appreciative of the support we receive from Ensemble and the travel agent community and we continue to invest in our partnerships with travel professionals across the U.S.”

Insight Vacations is part of The Travel Corporation (TTC), a privately-held, family-run group of leading travel brands with nearly 100 years of expertise. Sister companies Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection are existing Ensemble preferred partners. Contiki, the group’s youth travel operator, is newly preferred this year alongside Insight Vacations. The growing partnership between Ensemble and TTC demonstrates the opportunity for collaboration at the luxury and niche market level.

“Relationships matter, especially in our industry,” said Cappelli. “As the travel space becomes increasingly crowded, it’s important to work with companies who have a tradition of excellence and a commitment to their partners.”

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