Globus Sees The ‘Lite’

Operator Introduces Cosmos Lite

The Globus family of brands is introducing what it describes as “an entirely new category of touring” with the launch of Cosmos Lite.

Cosmos Lite is billed as “the world’s first à la carte escorted tour style, combining the essential features of Cosmos tours with a personalized approach to daily itineraries.

It offers hassle-free travel with the freedom for clients to tailor their itinerary based on their own interests, budget and pace.

New for 2019, Cosmos Lite is unveiling 10 innovative itineraries that combine major cities with undiscovered, lesser-known destinations across Britain, Ireland and Europe.

Vacation packages include:

  • City-to-city transportation via deluxe motorcoaches with complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Comfortable hotels (a base for independent exploration).
  • Daily breakfasts (to power travel pursuits).
  • Professional Tour Director (to point out the best sightseeing, dining and entertainment).
  • MyCosmos optional excursions (available for purchase).
  • CosmosGo mobile app (fuel for free time with suggestions to make the most of each day).

Stéphanie Bishop of the Globus family of brands’ Canadian office said: “This is a great combination of the ease and convenience of an escorted motorcoach tour and the freedom of independent touring.”

Bishop pointed out that: “We take away all the hassle of trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B and let clients decide how they wish to fill their days, whether they want to plan their sightseeing well in advance, or on the fly with new friends in the group.”

With a range of MyCosmos optional excursions — such as a cooking class in Lisbon, a guided tour of Genoa or a bike tour of the Iron Curtain from Bratislava — Cosmos Lite travellers have the opportunity to purchase only the day tours and activities that they find appealing. Or none at all.

And, if they need guidance on what to see or do, an expert Tour Director accompanies the tour to offer suggestions for sightseeing, dining, shopping and entertainment.

For travellers who want to wonder and wander at their own pace, the new free CosmosGo app, filled with a host of entertainment, sightseeing, dining and shopping suggestions, is at their fingertips. Another change from the typical tour is that most Cosmos Lite excursions start later in the morning.

Said Bishop: “We like to call the itineraries free time, me time or see time. We’ll get your clients there and book their hotel — it’s totally up to them how they spend their days discovering some of the highlights of Europe.”

For more on Cosmos Lite, go to www.agentlingo.ca .

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