The New York Times is expanding its travel program, Times Journeys, to now include 21 land-based tours that will visit more than 30 countries.
The New York Times is working with travel providers Abercrombie & Kent, Mountain Travel Sobek and Academic Travel Abroad for the newest tours and expansion of the Times Journeys program, which launched initially in 2012 as a cruise program. Each exclusive tour package is inspired by Times content and will include either Times journalists or hand-picked experts to join guests throughout the trips.
“Whether it’s in our weekly Sunday Travel Section, the pages of T Travel or in our vast Arts & Entertainment Guide, The New York Times has been a consummate provider of travel and culture news and information for decades,” says Michael Greenspon, general manager, The New York Times News Services and International. “After the success of our initial Times Journeys program on cruises, we decided to expand our program to include land-based departures, offering participants unique insights and authentic cultural experiences to even more destinations around the globe.”
Each tour is unique and available in three distinct styles: Luxury Travel, which ranges from South African safaris to tours of China; Active Travel, which allows travelers to discover Machu Picchu in Peru or vineyards in Provence, France; or Focus On, which provides immersion in a particular subject area such as Italian opera or Israeli and Palestinian relations.
The Times plans to add additional trips throughout the year.