When it comes to travel, The Travel Corporation (TTC) is one of the most respected businesses in the world, with 42 companies in its portfolio.
This 103-year-old, family-owned company was among the first to reach out to me when I took over JourneyWoman in 2019. At their March 2020 International Women’s Day celebration, I was brought to tears when they hosted a special memorial for JourneyWoman founder Evelyn Hannon, noting her contributions to women’s travel and solo travel.
Today, I want to re-introduce you to TTC, their new guided trips for women and to President, TTC Tour Brands, North America, Melissa DaSilva, who I met with recently in Toronto. I’d like to think that Evelyn and JourneyWoman solo travellers were an inspiration for these women-only trips, which also support women-owned and women-run businesses and
include a minimum of three MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences, where women have an opportunity to give back to the communities they visit.
Melissa is the head of seven
(yes, seven!) of TTC’s guided tour businesses, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. A long-time solo traveller, she is eager to empower solo women and ensure that TTC’s offerings are safe, affordable and customized for solo travellers, particularly women on their first solo trips.
But there's more... I have a surprise for
It’s one thing to hear about these women-only trips, but I want to experience one for myself. So I'm going on Insight’s first women-only trip to Italy, Slovenia and Croatia this September! This 13-day all-women tour departs from Venice on September 25 and ends in
Dubrovnik on October 7. Insight and its non-profit partner, the TreadRight Foundation, have worked with the United Nations to identify
experiences that make a positive impact.
Did I mention that Celine Cousteau, grand-daughter of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, is joining us? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
If you’ve been thinking about getting back out there, this is a perfect opportunity. We can travel together and Insight will look after all the details for you so that you can have a stress-free holiday. Plus there's a special discount* just for JourneyWoman readers when you use use PPJourneyWoman22 to book!
(*Please read Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this email.)
I know there are many women eager to travel. Hopefully this will help you that first step toward the future.
Carolyn Ray, CEO + Editor, JourneyWoman
firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 437.688.8785
JourneyWoman™: Inspiring women to travel solo safely since 1994
P.S. Don't forget to use a travel advisor to book your travel and buy travel insurance.
Trafalgar and Insight's Women-Only Tours for Solo Travellers
Join me: Italy, Slovenia and the Croatian Coast
25 Sep 2022 - 7 Oct 2022
Highlights include wandering the cobbled streets of Istria and the Old Town of Dubrovnik. In Hvar, we’ll visit a family-run vineyard, enjoy a farm-to-table lunch in Barban, and enjoy fresh seafood in Piran. We'll learn about the art of silk and embroidery traditions in Konavle, discover the fish conservation
work at a family fish farm in Slovenia and sip beer at Croatia’s first women co-op brewery. I’m excited to hike through the healing wilderness outside of Korcula Town and partake in a yoga class with the perfect sea view.
September 10 - 18, 2022
September 16 - 24, 2023
Combine glamorous Paris with centuries of history and glorious sunsets on the French Riviera including St. Tropez, Monaco and France’s glorious
Highlights of Turkey
September 2 - 11, 2022
June 30 - July 9, 2023
Travel along the age-old trading routes that linked East and West revealing all the Highlights of Turkey including Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Cappadocia and
Best of Egypt
October 6 - 11, 2022
October 19 - 24, 2023
Awaken your inner explorer on the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt, including the Nile, Luxor, Aswan. Giza, and more.
October 6 - 11, 2022
October 19 - 24, 2023
Travel to the ‘Rose City’ of Petra, learn about Jordanian culture with the Khzoz family, have dinner with a Bedouin tribe and spend a soulful night in Wadi Rum
July 7-16, 2023
Explore the Land of Fire and Ice, on a 10-day women only guided tour. Journey from the quirky backstreets of Reykjavik to the immense plains of Thingellvir, via waterfalls, geysers and black