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August 25, 2020


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Monograms Expands its Seamless Vacation Package Offerings to the Off-Season and the U.S.


LITTLETON, Colorado – August 25, 2020 – This week, Monograms announced plans to expand its all-in-one vacations packages to new seasons and cities in 2021. For the first time, travelers can enjoy the seamless vacation planning only Monograms provides – including the on-site services of a Local Host, hand-selected accommodations in the heart of destinations and customizable sightseeing – in the “off season” with savings of up to 40 percent. Further, the company has added New Orleans, Nashville, San Francisco and San Diego to its global vacation portfolio.

“Monograms is inviting travelers to experience Europe and North America with fewer crowds for less money with new ‘off season’ vacations and departures in the New Year,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “Now, travelers can enjoy all they love about Monograms outside of the traditional, summer vacation season. And, in this new travel environment, hand-selected hotels and the on-site services of a local travel expert make all the difference. Monograms’ Local Hosts can turn questions into answers and intrigue into customizable exploration.”

NEW, off-season Monograms Europe itineraries include London; London and Paris; Rome and Florence as well as Rome, Florence & Venice.

Monograms’ four NEW U.S. city getaways – all of which include superior accommodations in the heart of the city, the guidance of a helpful Local Host and guided sightseeing in the “off season” – are:

  • New Orleans – Steeped in history, culture, cuisine and architecture—from the wrought iron trellises of the French Quarter to the soul-stirring blues of Bourbon Street – New Orleans is like no other city in the world. This NEW 3-night getaway exploits all the “Big Easy” has to offer. Guided sightseeing includes the French Quarter, followed by a beignet- and coffee-tasting at the famous Café du Monde. The rest of the itinerary is free to enjoy New Orleans and might include taking a streetcar down St. Charles Avenue or Canal Street past the moss-covered lanes of antebellum mansions in the Garden District. Plus, from hurricanes to hot jambalaya, there is never a shortage of soothing Southern comfort food in New Orleans’ historic restaurants from Cajun to Creole. 
  • Nashville – From the price tag on Minnie Pearl’s hat to the country divas’ dresses, Nashville still sways as the home of American music. Monograms invites travelers to get away to Music City, U.S.A. on this NEW 3-night getaway which includes a visit to the incredible Country Music Hall of Fame and the fascinating historic RCA Studio B. From there, travelers can enjoy free time exploring Music Row where unknowns took the mic to be plucked for stardom at the Bluebird Café. Or check out a show at the Opry or the historic Ryman Auditorium for some down-home American music. Last, but not least, discover Nashville’s Southern hospitality while dining on the best barbecue, biscuits and gravy, and the hottest chicken east of the Mississippi.
  • San Francisco – If California dreaming includes steaming clam chowder served with San Francisco sourdough bread, then San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf will definitely hit the spot! This NEW 3-night getaway includes sightseeing at Union Square, Chinatown and Washington Park plus plenty of free time to sample chocolate in Ghirardelli Square, watch the sea lions on Pier 39 or cross the Golden Gate Bridge to visit the art galleries in lovely Sausalito.
  • San Diego – From Mission Bay to the USS Midway, there is so much to see and do in San Diego. This NEW 3-night getaway offers travelers a rich heritage of historic missions and marvelous maritime activities along San Diego’s warm Pacific beaches. Included sightseeing offers travelers a guided walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) with popular world-class boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Plus, there’s ample time to take-in a whale-watching excursion or see a wealth of the amazing wildlife at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. To Stroll Balboa Park, sunbathe on Mission Beach or put toes in the sand beside the classic Hotel del Coronado, made famous by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot.

For details, visit www.monograms.com. Travel advisors can visit www.globusfamilypartner.com for more information.

2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN. When the world is ready, we will be ready to deliver the world to travelers – risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with our new, 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travelers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date. With our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, we are helping you ensure the money you’ve invested with us is yours and your travels take you exactly where you want to go, when you’re ready.

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ABOUT GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS – Littleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States.  Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options.  Considered the world’s largest tour operator, with 90 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value. The Globus family of brands is a proud supporter of The Ocean Cleanup.  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 advisors can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com.