November 09, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Nearly half of all leisure travelers took a family vacation last year.* Catering to this trend, today, the Globus family of brands unveiled its 2011 Family Travel packages in both Europe and the US, featuring inclusive-style highlights such as daily breakfasts and dinners as well as spring break and peak family travel departures. Through its 2011 family-focused vacations, Globus has designed parent-, grandparent- and kid-friendly getaways offering memorable destinations, sites, enrichment and stories for every generation, including a NEW! London to Munich vacation.

"Families value vacation time and they are also looking for great value while on vacation," said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands. "With our Family Travel tours, we have not only created journeys that give travelers unparalleled access into the sites they want to see and the stories to bring histories to life thanks, in part, to expert Tour Directors. We also offer great cost savings of up to 50 percent for young travelers (ages five to 17).

Ranging from seven to 12 days, Globus' escorted family vacations offer something for everyone. "From family pizza parties and private boat tours in Italy (Ciao Italia!) or an excursion to King Ludwig II's magical Neuschwanstein Castle and Eurostar Train rides from London to Paris to Basel (NEW! London to Munich) to a chuck wagon cookout and Snake River adventure in the wild West (Wild, Wild West), our Family Travel packages not only appeal to the passions and interests of multiple generations, they also create unforgettable family memories," said Born.

And, for those families interested in packaged travel, without the tour experience, Monograms (part of the Globus family of brands) offers them single-, multi-city or panorama getaways in Europe and the US, South America and Asia as well as On the Road driving vacations in North America and the South Pacific. Visit for more information.

DEAL ALERT Inviting travelers to embark on a new travel chapter in their family's story, Globus is offering an early booking incentive: ADULTS CAN RECEIVE $1,000 OFF PER COUPLE ON 2011 GLOBUS EUROPE AIR-INCLUSIVE VACATIONS.**

Visit for details about Globus' 2011 Family Travel vacations.

2011 Globus Family Travel Vacations:
- From the Colosseum to the Eiffel Tower (Rome, Tuscany, Venice, Lake Maggiore, Montreux, Paris) 10 days
- NEW! London to Munich (London, Paris, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich) 12 days

- Ciao, Italia! (Rome, Tuscany, Venice) 7 days
- London & Paris: A Tale of Two Cities (London, Paris) 7 days
- Canyon Country Family Adventure (Scottsdale, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas) 7 days
- Wild, Wild West (Jackson, Yellowstone, Cody, Sheridan, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City) 8 days

*Ypartnership/Harris Family Travel Study
**Book a 2011 Globus Europe air-inclusive vacation to receive the $500 off per person offer. In order to receive the offer, booking must be made and paid in full between October 13 and November 30, 2010 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2011. Offer not valid with any other offer. Journeys Club members do not need to pay in full to receive the offer. Applies to new 2011 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

With more than 80 years of international travel expertise, Globus is the world's leading tour operator. Globus has teams of people on the ground in more than 65 countries around the world, and is an expert in providing travelers a holiday from the everyday by helping them truly experience each destination. We bring to life cultures and histories through storytelling and in-depth journeys in the heart of each city, region or country. Honored with countless industry awards, including Travel Weekly's Reader's Choice Awards three years running and Recommend magazine's Best Tour Operator to Europe for more than 10 consecutive years, Globus also unites travelers with similar interests through niche tours, including family vacations, music-oriented journeys, faith-based travel and holiday excursions. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI).

Consumers can book a Globus vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit