Demand for Customized Travel on the Rise; Asia Transpacific Journeys Offers Flexibility with Tailored Departures

Asia Transpacific Journeys reports pre-packaged, set departures to Asia are down - custom-designed itineraries are up. Travelers are choosing private exclusive travel because of the flexibility a custom itinerary can offer.

Boulder, CO, July 09, 2010 --( Custom itineraries that accommodate budget, interests and personal travel schedules are more popular than ever, says Boulder-based Asia Transpacific Journeys.

Marilyn Downing Staff, CEO, says that travelers are choosing private custom travel mainly because of the flexibility a custom itinerary offers.

“We’re seeing the demand for custom itineraries grow by leaps and bounds. Unlike group trips with a scheduled departure, custom-designed travel means a private itinerary that accommodates family or friends within the framework of hectic daily schedules. We can coordinate all of the travel logistics and many travelers find that very appealing,” she says, noting that her company, travel specialists in both the Asia and Pacific regions, has a track record of small group trips and custom travel itineraries spanning nearly 25 years:

“When we tell them they can have the entire trip customized to fit their specific travel schedules, they are generally delighted,” says Downing Staff

Custom Journeys appeal to busy travelers who value the flexibility to create their journey their way and who demand more than one-size-fits-all itineraries. Travelers to Asia on custom journeys still get insider access, expert local guides, flawless logistics, and expert advice on where to go, what to see, and where to stay. Time-deprived professionals also value the one-stop nature of letting a reputable company arrange everything upfront.

“The potential for customization is nearly limitless,” notes Downing Staff.

The per diem cost of a Custom Journey varies by country but starts from $300 per person, per day. This rate includes beyond-the-ordinary accommodations, private guide and driver, nearly all meals, transfers, visa fees, tips, entrance fees, medical and emergency insurance and a comprehensive pre-departure packet. Asia Transpacific Journeys can also arrange international air through its in-house air department.

About Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys is a Boulder, Colorado-based Asia travel company and Asia tour operator specializing in Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips to Asia and the Pacific region since 1987. Outstanding service, long-standing connections in Asia and deeply insightful cultural interpretation make them the Asia travel company of choice for the American Museum of Natural History, The Harvard and Yale alumni associations, the World Wildlife Fund, as well as discerning individuals, their families and friends.

In November 2009 Asia Transpacific Journeys received Travel + Leisure magazine’s Global Vision Award to the Asia Transpacific Foundation for its clean water project in Burma and featured their Insider’s Vietnam Small Group Trip among “15 Trips to Change Your World.”

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