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Tauck launches 2013 with ‘Gift of Time’ offer

Tauck has officially launched its 2013 booking season, as its new “Exotics”brochure has been arriving in travel agents’ offices and in the homes of past and prospective Tauck guests in recent days. The Exotics brochure highlights Tauck’s trips to Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and Antarctica, and with its debut, the company is also announcing the details of its 2013 “Gift of Time”offer and the addition of complimentary in-room Internet access to all land journeys. “Along with our European river cruises, our Exotics portfolio has consistently been one of the fastest-growing areas of our business,”said Tauck CEO Dan Mahar. “Equally important, our Exotics trips generate strong profits for those agents who sell them aggressively.”According to Mahar, the trips in Tauck’s Exotics collection are premium-quality, “bucket list”itineraries that carry a higher average price, and therefore pay higher agent commissions. Agents can further encourage repeat Tauck business with the company’s Gift of Time offer. This unique gesture provides returning Tauck guests with more of what they seek in their travels – time in their destination of choice – by letting them extend their 2013 journey with a complimentary hotel night. Guests can choose to redeem their free night at either the beginning or end of their Tauck journey, at the hotel normally featured on the first or last night of their itinerary. The complimentary hotel night is offered on all 2013 departures of Tauck’s land tours, river cruises and ocean cruises, and it is available only to returning Tauck guests. (http://www.tauck.com)

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