Monograms Introduces 40 All-in-One Exotic Vacation Packages for 2012

February 16, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
This year, Monograms is encouraging travelers to listen to their inner adventurer and go on the exotic vacation they've been dreaming of. The travel company – part of the award-winning Globus family of brands– is doing this by helping plan, arrange and coordinate the perfect exotic getaway with 40 all-in-one vacation packages to South America, Asia, the South Pacific, India and Africa, including two NEW exotic getaways for 2012: Best of Panama and A Week in Beijing.

"Let's face it, life is short," said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands. "We can – and should – enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences like cruising the Chilean Fjords at the 'end of the world,' exploring Vietnam's Cu Chi Tunnels, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and meeting local tribesmen at a Maasai village, while there's still a lot of life left in us."

In 2012, Monograms is on a mission to help travelers realize their travel dreams by making going now not only possible, but also easy. In addition to managing pre-trip details such as booking hotels, airport transfers and transport between cities for travelers, Monograms is the only travel company in the world that provides travelers on-site support in the form of Local Hosts. This local expert helps vacationers get to know their destination by facilitating a half-day of sightseeing, arranging excursions and providing suggestions to help travelers explore their interests and passions.

On Monograms' attainable Africa vacations – the Best of Kenya (9 days), Kenya & Tanzania Explorer (15 days), Untouched Botswana (9 days) and South Africa & Botswana (13 days) – Local Hosts are, on occasion, replaced by personal guides and experienced rangers to make for amazing and awe-inspired, private safaris.

"On our Africa vacations, we offer travelers everything from open-air game drives in Land Rovers to luxury tented camp stays in Botswana and Zambia to create authentic and life-changing experiences," said Born.

Monograms also gives travelers – and agents – the option to personalize and pack fun into their vacation, before they go. Customizable options in exotic destinations include such unique experiences as touring Undurraga Winery to learn how Chile's world-famous wine is produced, riding on horseback through the beautiful Costa Rican countryside and taking a rickshaw ride through a Hutong. These options, and many more, are available to travelers for pre-purchase, before they embark on their journey.

And, for first-time travelers to popular destinations like South America, the company has put together a Travel Starter Guide, meant to guide them through the vacation planning process while also providing useful insight and tips.

"We're passionate about experiencing and discovering the world and are doing our best to make it easy to not only plan the perfect getaway, but to actually go," said Born.

Sample 2011 Exotic Monograms Vacations:
  • Costa Rica Wonders (7 days), priced from $859
  • NEW! Best of Panama (6 days), priced from $989
  • Galápagos Highlights (8 days), priced from $2,419
  • Amazonia Voyage with Rio & Iguassu (10 days), priced from $2,899
  • Tokyo & Kyoto (7 days), priced from $2,669
  • Beijing & Shanghai (7 days) priced from $809
  • NEW! A Week in Beijing (7 days), priced from $839
  • Flavors of Vietnam & Cambodia (11 days), priced from $1,489
  • Best of Thailand (9 days), priced from $1,199
  • Australian Escape (10 days), priced from $1,829
  • New Zealand Explorer (15 days), priced from $2,149
  • Spectacular South Island (8 days), priced from $1,259
  • Best of Kenya (9 days), priced from $3,289
  • South African Sojourn (9 days), priced from $2,329
  • Untouched Botswana (9 days), priced from $3,259

  • All of the above listed prices are per person, land-only.

    With nearly 40 offices staffed with more than 200 travel experts that extend as far as Asia and as wide as Europe, Monograms has a rich reputation as a company travelers can depend on to help them simplify travel planning while creating special dream getaways. Monograms affords travelers the power to personalize their vacation without having to take care of planning details or logistics, thanks to the on-site support of a Local Host. With Monograms, travelers are assured their vacation details are taken care of, including hotel, transportation, sightseeing and more, so they can simply focus on having fun. Monograms is part of the Globus family of brands, an award-winning, travel industry leader with more than 80 years of international travel expertise. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI).

    Consumers can book a Monograms vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.800.250.7614. For more information, please visit "Like" us on Facebook.