With over 30 years of experience, the award-winning brands offer immersive experiences to the world’s fastest growing destination NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2018 – With a 30-year legacy of showing travelers the wonders of Egypt, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold are excited to see this iconic country make its highly anticipated comeback as a top 2019 bucket list destination. According to a September 2018 UNWTO global travel and tourism annual report, Egypt has seen a 55% increase in visitors, making it the world’s fastest-growing destination. Insight and Luxury Gold, two award-winning global leaders in premium and luxury escorted journeys, stand proud of their continued support and exceptional journeys to Egypt, where travelers can visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After visiting Egypt recently with her family, Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold, spoke highly of the experience. “Egypt must be on every traveler’s 2019 bucket list. I traveled to Egypt previously and loved the country then, with all it had to offer. We were welcomed back this year with open arms and felt perfectly comfortable and at ease at all times, without any crowds around. Apart from experiencing the incredible sights with our Egyptologist, it was also the personal touches that made a huge difference. We visited a local family home to learn more about Egyptian traditions and their way of life.” The Great Pyramids of Giza, along with the ancient treasures and sacred temples that line the legendary Nile River, have been attracting visitors to this iconic destination for centuries. Guests can explore Egypt with an Egyptologist on the following guided journeys that include magical Insight Experiences and exclusive Luxury Gold VIP Experiences: Wonders of Egypt with Insight Vacations: Guests begin this spectacular 9-day journey by visiting the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and viewing the treasures of Tutankhamun with Insight’s professionally trained Egyptologist. They’ll experience the splendor of the Great Pyramids and venture inside one of the inner chambers before gazing upon the mythical Great Sphinx . Guests then take a scenic flight to Luxor, where they explore the massive temple complex of Karnak before boarding their cruise ship then visiting the Temple of Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the west bank of the Nile they’ll explore the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, home to the magnificent tombs of Egypt’s pharaohs, and visit a working bakery to watch local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. The following evening guests experience a traditional Egyptian dinner and galabeya party , and on the final day they see the imposing Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the majestic Temple of Isis. The trip ends with a ride in a traditional Nile felucca, where guests learn about the art of sailing this ancient craft from a local sailor. Splendours of Egypt with Insight Vacations: This 12-day land and river journey immerses guests in the timeless land of the pharaohs and includes a 7-night Nile cruise. Upon arrival, an Egyptologist guides guests through the Egyptian Museum and the Citadel, where they enjoy breathtaking views of Cairo. In Giza, they’ll view the Great Pyramids and Sphinx and experience a memorable sound and light show. Continuing on, they’ll visit the magnificent Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. Cruising to Aswan, guests then visit the High Dam and granite quarries and view the massive Unfinished Obelisk. Onboard a traditional Nile felucca, they’ll meet a sailor and learn about the art of sailing this ancient craft. In Memphis, the renowned capital of the ancient world, guests view the towering statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Elegance of the Nile with Luxury Gold: Guests begin this remarkable 12-day journey with sightseeing in Cairo and Giza, where they’ll explore the Great Pyramids and see the guardian Sphinx with a professional Egyptologist. The journey continues with a 7-day river cruise on the luxurious River Tosca, whose stylishly adorned suites are among the most spacious in the industry. Guests will enjoy Exceptional Dining experiences, including an onboard welcome reception and gala dinner and Nubian-style hospitality at the traditional dwelling of a local family. They’ll follow in the famous footsteps of Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill when then view the sunset and indulge in a colonial English-style high tea at Aswan’s Old Cataract Hotel. In Luxor, guests will enjoy luxurious comfort at the opulent five-star Winter Palace Luxor Hotel overlooking the Valley of the Kings, which was built in 1886 by British explorers and was once a winter retreat for the Egyptian royal famil To make a reservation with Insight Vacations, contact your favorite travel professional, call 1-888-680-1241 or visit www.insightvacations.com.To make a reservation with Luxury Gold, contact your favorite travel professional, call 1-888-862-5952 or visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com About Insight VacationsAs a global leader in premium guided vacations, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™ for 40 years. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcase the most outstanding destinations and curated experiences in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit insightvacations.com About Luxury GoldLuxury Gold sets an unmatched standard with its collection of award-winning journeys. Guided by a Travelling Concierge, Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, where guests enjoy exclusive VIP Experiences, savour exceptional dining and relax in luxury hotels on every curated itinerary. As global leaders in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over nearly 100 years, Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. To find out more, visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com .
VANCOUVER — Cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals Corp. has had its licences revoked by Health Canada, months after the company disclosed the regulator’s finding that “unauthorized activities” with pot took place at the firm.Agrima is now listed on Health Canada’s website of licensed producers with the status “revoked,” after having its licences suspended last fall.Agrima’s parent company Ascent Industries Corp said in November that the regulator had asserted that “unauthorized activities” involving cannabis occurred at the company during a period of time when it was privately held, but it was appealing its suspension.Health Canada has said it suspended Agrima’s producer and dealer’s licence under the former Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations for non-compliance with the regulations, and notified it in November that it intended to revoke them.The revocation comes after the B.C. based cannabis company filed for creditor protection earlier this year to address near-term liquidity issues which it says were in “large part” caused by the suspension of its licences.A July 9 report by Ascent’s court-appointed monitor Ernst & Young said the firm hired a consultant to engage with Health Canada about the sale or transfer of the suspended licences, but received no response from the regulator.Ascent was not immediately available for comment.The Canadian Press