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September 2012
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
E-mail: arnelle.kendall@travcorpusa.com
Telephone: (561) 330-0850

Insight Vacations Helps Unearth the Mysteries of a Medieval Battle
The Travel Brand Announces Their Support of an Archaeological Dig in Scotland

Insight Vacations is pleased to announce their support of an archaeological dig by Glasgow University’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology (CBA) at Cambuskenneth Abbey in Southern Scotland. Developed in conjunction with The Travel Corporation’s TreadRight Foundation (formerly known as the Conservation Foundation), the project will help historians better understand one of the most important battles of the first war of Scottish independence, and is the third such CBA project supported by Insight.Stops at off-the-beaten-path historic sites are popular amongst Insight travelers, and this program will definitely prove exciting for them. Fought in the area around Cambuskenneth Abbey in 1314, the Battle of Bannockburn played a key role in Scotland’s history. And as the 700th anniversary of the battle approaches, interest in this influential period is growing. Insight Vacations Global President John Boulding explains, “Our support of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, and the Cambuskenneth Abbey project in particular, allows us to offer passengers an exclusive, captivating travel experience, and we’re excited to support the exploration of such an important site.”The Insight Vacations grant, in partnership with TreadRight, will allow archaeologists to conduct a thorough investigation of the Abbey’s surrounding areas, searching for evidence of a nearby settlement, a battleground and a burial area.Travelers on Insight’s 2013-14 itineraries have a number of opportunities to visit important battlefield sites that have benefitted from Insight’s support. In France, guests will be shown some the key battlegrounds of WWI, and in Scotland they’ll be able to visit the site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden.

Insight offers a wide selection of premium escorted tours throughout the world with smaller groups, business class legroom, personalized service, exceptional included sightseeing and truly unique local experiences. By supporting projects like the one at Cambuskenneth Abbey, Insight Vacations demonstrates a commitment to responsible research and tourism development.

Insight guests enjoy more intimate groups, limited to just 40 passengers, the services of an experienced tour director and the assurance of staying in top selected hotels that are centrally or scenically located. Travel in style on Insight’s luxury reconfigured coaches with more legroom so the journey is as enjoyable as the destination.

Take advantage of the included sightseeing worth hundreds of dollars, ensuring your holiday budget goes further. With so many included meals, quality hotels and sightseeing experiences, you’ll be astounded at the value of an Insight Vacation.

Insight Vacations has accumulated an international following by providing outstanding service and quality tour packages to the savvy traveler who seeks better accommodations, choices in dining, and smaller group sizes all while staying in the most desirable locations.  For over 30 years, Insight Vacations has been the leader in premium escorted tours and cruises to Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Canada and the United States.

About TreadRight
TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within a family of travel brands and in the places they visit. To date, TreadRight has committed more than $1.5 million US to sustainable tourism projects worldwide and encourage industry best practice by annually supporting the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow awards. TreadRight reflects the commitment The Travel Corporation has made to adopting responsible business practices and the company’s work to create a more sustainable future. To learn more about the many projects TreadRight is funding, please visit us at www.treadright.org  

For more information, please visit our website at www.insightvacations.com.  For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.


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