updated 5/9/2011 2:48:01 PM ET 2011-05-09T18:48:01

TORONTO, May 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations ( www.insightvacations.com ), one of the world's biggest tour operators of classical Egyptian touring and cruising products, resumed operations to Cairo on 1st May.

"We have been monitoring the situation in Egypt very closely and are completely confident that our tours will operate effectively and safely," stated John Boulding, CEO of Insight Vacations, "Not only will visitors receive a red carpet welcome and service delivered with real enthusiasm and pride, but the greatest monuments to our civilisation in the world can be visited without crowds."

Insight has some fantastic discounts to kick-start the season and has negotiated major savings of up to $600 or more per couple for arrivals in Egypt from 1st April to 31st August. It really is an offer not to be missed!

Insight Vacations operates premium tours and cruises throughout classical Egypt. The company's nine itineraries feature the very best 5 star hotels, deluxe Nile cruising, more included sightseeing with 'must-see, must-do' inclusions and smaller group sizes. All Insight tours are escorted throughout by local experts and qualified Egyptologist Tour Directors. Guests will enjoy private airport transfers on arrival and departure, private and group briefings and will always feel comfortable, informed and well attended.

"Canadian travellers have a special affinity for Egypt," said Cris David, President of Insight Vacations Canada, "Insight is well known in Canada as a Middle East specialist and our Ancient Civilizations brochure is often the first port of call for travel agents looking to send their clients to Egypt. Many of our customers have been waiting to book an Egypt tour for 2011 and we are delighted to announce that the program is back on sale now that stability has returned to this exceptional destination."

Most governments including the US have now lifted their restricted travel directives on Egypt and tourism and Canada will be following suit. Tourism is the country's major source of revenue and is quickly getting back on track.

For more information about Insight Vacations visit www.insightvacations.com .

The Insight difference

Insight guests enjoy more intimate groups, the services of an experienced Egyptologist tour director, quality transport and the assurance of staying in select hotels which are centrally or scenically located.  

Plus, Insight offers the added value of exclusive included premium highlights worth hundreds of dollars and range of Personal Insights, which offer a unique and revealing look into the history, culture and legends of each destination visited. It's these differences which ensure every Insight journey is smooth and hassle free, so you'll have time to fully enjoy each destination.

Media Contact:

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The Travel Corporation (Canada)
P.  (416) 322-8468 ext. 7295
F.  (416) 322-8239
Email: cindy.howes@travcorp.ca


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