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June 25, 2015

Experience the Joy of the Jubilee in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           

Contact:       Melanie Gravdal


LITTLETON, Colorado – June 24, 2015 – The time to reflect and rejoice is anytime; the time for Americans to travel to reaffirm their beliefs is now. With Pope Francis declaring 2016 a Jubilee of Mercy, the upcoming months are sure to bring historic moments of grace, compassion and joy. And no one can get travelers closer to the Holy Doors and open arms of the world during this time than the Globus family of brands.

“We’ve created a variety of inspirational itineraries that lead you to the world’s most treasured shrines, including the four holy doors of Rome’s papal basilicas – all to be open during this special time,” said Mindy Alexander, director of emerging markets for the Globus family of brands. “Through our faith vacations, we’re inviting travelers to explore the roots of the Vatican, walk in the footsteps of spiritual leaders and celebrate the lives of Saints.”

With eight decades of experience and a passion for travel, Globus’ and Cosmos’ faith-based vacations lead travelers to the intersection of rejuvenation and adoration, while offering the perfect trinity of faith, fellowship and fun. In 2016, Globus and Cosmos are providing travelers two opportunities to celebrate the joy of the Jubilee in Italy:

  • Globus’ Grand Catholic Italy (10 days from Rome to Venice):  Enjoy 10 days in Italy, with guided visits to such religious destinations as St. John Lataran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica, the Holy Stairs, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, Monastery of St. Damian, Basilica of St. Dominic, Santa Maria Novella Basilica, Santa Croce Basilica, Basilica of St. Anthony and more.
  • Cosmos’ Spiritual Highlights of Italy (9 days from Rome to Rome): This 9-day tour of the spiritual highlights of Italy includes visits to the four major basilicas in Rome: St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major Basilica, St. John Lateran Basilica and St.Peter’s Square and Baslilica. This tour also features included visits to Pietrelcina, San Giovani Rotondo, Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo, Lanciano (to see the Eucharistic Miracle), St. Clare in Assisi and more.Mass is included throughout BOTH itineraries as well as an opportunity to attend the Papal Audience.

Early Booking Incentive: Save 10 percent (up to $579 per couple) on 2016 Globus Religious vacations. For details, click here. Or, for more information, visit GlobusFaith.com.

Consumers can book a Globus family of brands vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit www.globusfamily.com.   Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com.

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At Globus, we create tours with just the right balance of included features – from Local FavoritesSM to VIP access at must-see sites – and free time. We’re all about hidden gems, not hidden charges. That’s why we throw in more visits, toss in more experiences and include more sightseeing, all in the price of the vacation. We also rest where the action is. Every Globus itinerary features hotels in the heart of each destination. And, when you know the ropes of travel, you also know how to get in front of them. We work hard behind the scenes to get our travelers front and center at the world’s greatest sights. As a result, we minimize lines and wait times. Plus, with the world’s best Tour Directors leading the way, we maximize the scene, scenery and overall enjoyment for each and every traveler.
Cosmos travelers know travel. And they know what’s important once they reach their destination – the sights, the scenes, the locals and the legends. So we get them exactly where they want to be, from the City of Brotherly Love to the City of Light; from the Great White North to Northern Africa and from amazing South America to stunning Switzerland, no other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences – with a great mix of included excursions and free time – and value. In fact, with Cosmos, travelers enjoy a savings of up to 40 percent compared to booking a vacation on their own. With the unparalleled value we offer – including our “Tours Under $1,000” series – Cosmos travelers can indulge in their wanderlust more often.