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  • Seville, Spain The #1 Destination By Best In Travel 2018

    1/20/2018 12:07:38 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment


    Only a small number of the most discerning travelers will have the chance to visit Seville and its neighbors Lisbon, Portugal and the Island of Gibraltar and more with the unmatched service of SeaDream this special year.

    This is your invitation to a perfect vacation. A vacation where you will meet other successful and interesting people like you and experience fascinating, friendly and unique cultures of the Mediterranean while sightseeing among some of the world’s most beautiful architecture. You’ll even have the chance to try flamenco dancing.

    Onboard your yacht you'll relax on deck while cruise up the captivating Guadalquivir River to visit the Cathedral de Seville, home of Columbus' tomb. You’ll firsthand see where Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe while you enjoy the finest service on the ocean.

    With SeaDream, you won’t just see Gibraltar. You will experience a Piano Recital by renowned Gibraltarian pianist Aaron Monteverde in the Mons Calpe Suite at the top of the Rock.

    At SeaDream we are here to help you experience once-in-a-lifetime memories every time you sail with us. What does your unforgettable SeaDream moment look like?

    To learn more about this amazing journey visit http://bit.ly/2mWysxX or call 866-547-5362.


  • 5 Reasons to Choose a Destination Wedding

    1/17/2018 11:15:06 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Destination weddings have almost become the new normal.

    It is not uncommon for a couple to consider this option after getting engaged, and it’s a great one to consider!

    If you enjoy traveling, a destination wedding could mean having the wedding of their dreams. There may be a location in mind that they both love, or maybe they like the idea of reciting their vows somewhere new. No matter what the circumstances are, a destination wedding can benefit you in many different ways.

    Sandals/Beaches Resorts offers a number of different wedding packages at each of their  resorts in Jamaica—one of which might be the perfect fit for you.

    Vacation with Your Loved Ones

    Think of your last vacation. Now think of your last vacation with all of your closest friends and family with you.

    Having a destination wedding allows for you to be on vacation with all your loved ones at the same time. You are not only in an exciting destination, but you have yourr favorite people there to share the moment with.

    Save Money

    Having a destination wedding can save you money. In most cases, it is cheaper than having a standard wedding at home. You don’t have to waste time adding up the costs of meals, decorations, cake and so on—most destination wedding locations have a packaged deal for everything needed at a reasonable cost or free*!

    Wedding and Honeymoon in One

    No need to plan two trips. You can choose to either stay at the resort after your guests leave or move to another location.

    For example, if your're getting married at Beaches Ocho Rios, you can jump over to Sandals Ocho Rios or even head to 7 other Sandals Resort in Jamaica to stay at either Sandals Negril or Sandals Montego Bay for your honeymoon.

    Longer Celebration

    Typical weddings are only a one-day celebration, and after a morning of getting glamorous, the bride and groom are really only with their guests for part of a day. Having a destination wedding allows for you to spend a few days celebrating this special time.

    Whether it’s a four-day trip or a seven-day trip, you can celebrate with one day at the pool, one day on a group excursion and one day at the spa all in one trip! The photographer will not only have photos of you walking down the aisle but of all the moments spent with friends and family throughout the week.

    More Intimate

    A destination wedding is perfect for couples who prefer a smaller, more intimate ceremony and celebration. Also, it’s a great way to narrow down the guest list.

    If you are overwhelmed with everyone you feel you need to invite, having a destination wedding is a perfect way to allow you to trim down who you are inviting and share the moment with just a handful of loved ones.

    Tyus Tours & Travel has several interactive tools that will help you plan your destination wedding. 1. Learn how to have your Honeymoon paid for, visit http://bit.ly/2CUElBv. 2. We have a Virtual Honeymoon, try before you fly, visit http://bit.ly/2l2JGz0 and we also have a Dream Wedding Planner visit http://bit.ly/2D5kvYy. All these can be found at www.tyustours.com or call 866-547-5362 for more information.

    *Free Wedding contact Tyus Tours & Travel for details on the FREE Wedding package.







  • Update: Africa Is Taking Steps To Become A Borderless Nation

    1/9/2018 1:18:12 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    On December 12, 2017, Its Your Time To Travel* radio show asked the question "What's the value of Africa becoming a borderless nation". 

    Answer: The hope is that by making travel easier in Africa, trade and economic growth will flourish among African countries. 

    Today, Ethiopian Airlines has announced it is looking to establish new hub airports in southern Africa, Central Africa and the Horn, in order to better connect neighboring countries, and further develop trade and tourism within the continent. 

    In case you didn't know international travel to the African continent blossoms—visitation was up 6.5 percent in 2017—getting to Africa is becoming easier than ever. A number of carriers are increasing or expanding international service to their African hubs. 

    While getting to the continent may be easier than ever, moving around Africa often times remains a challenge. 

    So, Ethiopian Airlines is seeking to alleviate some of that pain by establishing new hub airports in southern Africa, Central Africa and the Horn, in order to better connect neighboring countries, and further develop trade and tourism within the continent. 

    Best example would be Addis Ababa which is a very successful hub. Out of the around 11 million passengers they transport every year, 70 percent are not entering Addis. They are transit passengers to other African countries and the rest of the world.” 

    Ethiopian Airlines is connecting Europe with Africa, the Middle East with Africa and Asia with Africa. Ethiopian Airlines want to expand and be close to their customers. With a very large landmass and around one billion population, Africa has a high growth opportunity. By expanding the hubs, they will be contributing significantly to intra-Africa connectivity.  

    Carriers in Africa is trying to develop a continental open skies agreement also known as a YD. Discussions of a universal adoption of the YD come just as some African nations also contemplate creating a borderless Africa, lessening the need for visas for intercontinental travel. 

    For Ethiopian Airlines, it’s all about establishing a “missing link.” 

    “As a Pan-African Airline, serving their beloved continent Africa has always been a source of pride for Ethiopian Airlines, with this commitment, Ethiopian has been able to create a missing link, availing easy movement of Africans from one corner to the other.” 

    In 2017, Ethiopian Airlines added 12 new destinations with another 10 new destinations planned by June 2018. In North America, the airline serves Washington D.C., Toronto and Los Angeles. 


    *Its Your Time To Travel" airs every Tuesday on talktainment radio.com at 8 pm. We also broadcast Live on YouTube and Facebook Live. Podcast is available. For more information visit Its Your Time To Travel on talktainmentradio.com and you can join the conversation at 877-932-9766.

  • Get Your NYE on in NYC

    12/28/2017 1:02:28 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Written by Janeen Christoff/Travel Pulse

    The spirit of the holiday season is in the air. New York City is one of the most festive places at Christmastime, with shoppers bustling along city streets, holiday displays lighting up windows and the feeling of winter in the crisp air.

    The fun culminates on New Year’s Eve, however, which is an extra-special time in the Big Apple.

    The city may be famous for its NYE Ball Drop, yet there’s more to see and do in Times Square than just counting down to the last moments of 2017 and the beginning of 2018.

    “Every New Year’s Eve, millions of visitors come to New York City to experience the unique vibrancy and excitement of our five-borough destination,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company’s president and CEO. “We invite travelers to explore Times Square during its biggest spotlight moment and to take advantage of the many other events happening throughout the city’s neighborhoods."

    Visitors will want to plan ahead to take advantage of all that’s going on.

    Through December 22, travelers can snap pics next to seven-foot-tall numbers “1” and “8” in Times Square.

    A week later, it’s Good Riddance Day— another celebration that takes place prior to the festivities on NYE. On December 28, from noon until 1 p.m., visitors and locals alike are invited to Broadway Plaza to tear apart their bad memories from 2017 with help from Shred-It.

    After you’ve rid yourself of the bad memories, visit the Wishing Wall on December 29. Write your hopes, dreams, goals and resolutions for 2018 on the confetti, which will be released as the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve.

    On the big day, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest will welcome in 2018 on the small screen. Viewers around the world can tune into the event hosted by Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, with performances by Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland.

    The Times Square New Year’s Eve Live celebration will then kick off with a performance from the Tongliang Athletics Dragon Dance, part of a partnership between New York City and Chongqing, China. Pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer headlines the musical event, which includes a performance from country-music star Lauren Alaina.

    The celebrations in New York City aren’t limited just to Times Square, either.

    The city’s five boroughs have a roster of events that are sure to keep revelers out into the wee hours of the holiday—and then it’s time to start again for New Year’s Day.

  • Three Helpful Reminders About Domestic Winter Travel and Travel Insurance¬†

    12/16/2017 11:07:01 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    The nights are longer and there's a chill in the air; winter is finally upon us. While some may flock to the Caribbean to escape the cold, others are relishing in the season. From the East coast to the West, the United States have a lot to offer when it comes to winter getaways. 

    When taking these trips, whether it's a rustic cabin in the woods or a marvelous ski resort, it's important to remind you that despite traveling domestically, travel insurance is always a good idea. 

    To help you out, we've put together a top 3 list on why it's important to go all in for those winter trips. 

    1. Flight Cancellations & Delays 

    Even if you're headed from one warm destination to another, insurance that covers flight cancellation and delays may come in handy. Winter storms in other cities can affect your flights, often lead to delays and sometimes even cancellations.  

     2. Medical Issues 

    Whether you love to snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile, winter sports run the risk of injury. Even those whose only winter sport is sprinting from the hot tub to the hotel room run can slip and fall (although we sure hope not). Depending on your health insurance plan, you may have a high deductible, or may not even be eligible for care across state lines. 

    Travel insurance is an excellent way to ensure coverage for any medical mishaps that happen while you're in Winter Wonderland.  

    3. Evacuation 

    When we talk about emergency evacuation, we generally think of medevac. While it is a highly valuable benefit, there are other kinds of necessary accommodations travel insurance covers.  For instance, if you have a ski accident, you may need a flight home with special seating. 

    These seating accommodations range from first class seating with more leg room to a medical ambulance with shock absorbent beds to prevent you from further injury during transport.  

    Of course, some of these scenarios aren't exclusive to domestic winter getaways. Trips to the Caribbean can be delayed by snow. A flight to the Alps may be canceled thanks to terrible storms. 

    For more information on winter storm coverage click here or send an email to travel@tyustours.com to receive a copy of our winter storm quick guide. 



  • Will Africa Soon Be Borderless?

    12/11/2017 10:47:43 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Written by Mia Taylor, Travel Pulse, 12/7/2017

    There are no national borders visible from space, will Africa's political divisions soon resemble such a landscape?


    Several African countries have begun laying the foundation for the creation of a borderless continent. Kenya is the third African nation to adopt such a measure, behind Benin and Rwanda.


    These developments are part of a grander vision that leaders on the continent have been discussing for quite some time—free movement across all of Africa. There’s even talk of a single African passport.


    “The freer we are to travel and live with one another, the more integrated and appreciative of our diversity we will become,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said according to the Associated Press.


    In addition to becoming more appreciative of diversity, the hope is that by making travel easier in Africa, trade and economic growth will flourish. Trade among African countries is a mere 16 percent. By comparison, trade among member European Union countries is 70 percent.


    The measures taken by Kenya, Benin and Rwanda are being applauded by the African Union, which described them as the right direction for the 54-nation continent.


    “I urge all African states that have not yet done so to take similar measures,” AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Twitter after Kenya’s announcement.


    Under current visa policies across the continent, North Americans have a much easier time traveling than Africans, who need visas to visit 54 percent of the countries.


    While Kenya, Rwanda and Benin have taken the boldest steps, other African countries are going visa-free by region. For example, a few weeks ago the Central African Economic and Monetary Community eliminated visa requirements for citizens in its six member countries of Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea.


    Nations throughout Africa rely on tourism for foreign currency. Additionally, it is hoped that Kenya’s new visa policy will be a boon for the country that has scared off some travelers due to the threat of Islamic extremists from neighboring Somalia.


    Bobby Kamani, who runs the popular Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa in Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa, described the Kenyan president’s move as a very important one for the tourism industry.


    “The president’s bold move couldn’t have come at a better time when the tourism sector has experienced uncertainty and is now in recovery mode,” said Kamani.

  • The Top Winter Travel Tips for Travel To Europe

    11/26/2017 12:43:46 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    By Europe Express


    Make sure you are time-savvy during one of the busiest time of the year. We recommend checking in online 24-48 hours before departure and arriving to the airport 3 hours prior to departure for international travel.


    Pack diligently. Travel during the frosty months can bring mixed emotions of what to pack and what can stay. Make sure you're prepared for the average weather while abroad so you can pack appropriately.


    Enjoy the season. Sure, its's cold, but Europe offers an unreal setting during the winter months. From snow-kissed, cobblestoned paths to lively Holiday markets, there is a beautiful and magical side of Europe in the winter.


    Bring out the mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing, as it's Holiday time! While you're busy with the hosting and shopping - let Tyus Tours & Travel take the complexity out of planning your Europe vacation. Use our Custom Quote Form to quickly, and easily, obtain a travel quote in 24-48 hours. To book call toll-free 866-547-5362.

    Remember, we're there for you 24/7. Relax, kick back, and let us handle the rest. 


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