EXCITING 2017 & 2018
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE "HORNET NATION" -
INCLUDING ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
Every type of travel
Greetings Hornet Nation!
2017 is being an exciting and positive travel year and 2018 travel is already off and running at a fast pace. We are excited to again remind you of some special opportunities remaining for 2017 and to reveal upcoming travel opportunities and benefits for the Hornet Nation "plus" your friends and family for 2018.
Hornet "PRIVATE LABEL" Program:
SOLD OUT! The PRESIDENT'S TOUR OF SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO that will be personally hosted by President Allison Garrett in June of 2017 is very successful and is a "PRIVATE LABEL" experience in that is has been designed especially, and promoted to, the "Hornet" Nation and friends of the University. Although the reservation deadline has passed, we "may" still be able to get several more "Hornet" Nation travelers on the departure if you contact us immediately. Everything indicated as being included in the detailed brochure that opens for you when you click the link at the beginning of this paragraph is already included in the excellent price shown on the brochure. Other inclusions are roundtrip airfare from Kansas City (air flights will be arranged for you from different departure cities if preferable with any resulting price adjustments passed along to you) and three special "Presidential Bonuses" highlighted in the brochure.
TWO MORE "PRIVATE LABEL" DEPARTURES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018!
WASHINGTON WEEK - March 17-23. This is week long in depth experience of our nation's capital and its historic environs at the most-beautiful time of the year. It will be personally-hosted by Tyler Curtis, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, and his wife Melanie.
RIVERS, ROSES, MOUNTAINS & ORCHARDS - August 1-7. Staying at the lovely Skamania Lodge (suggest you Google the lodge) in the heart of the majestic Columbia River Gorge, the States of Washington and Oregon will be experienced. It will be personally hosted by Dr. Don Miller, School of Business Professor Emeritus, and his wife Linda.
Both of these 2018 "PRIVATE LABEL" TRAVEL experiences are "Classics" in that only one outstanding hotel or inn is used for the entire duration, allowing for unpacking and packing of suitcases just once. Daily, in depth and behind the scenes experiences are then highlighted, returning each evening to our waiting accommodations. Such an approach maximizes time and allows for more complete exposure to what the areas offer, is more relaxing, and provides greater value.
Preliminary brochures of these two departures will open for your review when you click on their photo icons appearing in the right hand column of this page.
Hornet "FEATURE" TRAVEL Program:
This is a special program of select personally escorted and value-added travel experiences that have additional perks and benefits included that makes them one-of-a-kind experiences. Each of our "FEATURE" TRAVEL experiences is "all inclusive," meaning that everything that is detailed in the brochure is already included in the one price shown. There are no hidden or surprise charges or expensive add-ons, normally found on other programs. Roundtrip air transportation is among included items; as in travel protection insurance. Departure from your home area is easily arranged by our travel professional partners.
Special "Hornet" Nation savings are present and extend to your entire travel party. You also support the Alumni Association when you take advantage of this program. The remaining 2017 - and just announced 2018 - destinations and dates appear in the right hand column of this page (clicking on the photo of any departure will open a detailed brochure for your examination.
We urge you to compare our special "FEATURE" TRAVEL programs with programs offered by other companies. When you do, we are confident you will see the very real value and quality that are present.
Hornet "AS YOU LIKE IT" TRAVEL Program:
This program provides unbeatable benefits for the leisure vacation and cruise travelers that prefer something other than one of our "FEATURE" TRAVEL or "PRIVATE LABEL" TRAVEL experiences. Every departure of every quality travel company and cruise line (including all their special incentives) are available for your selection. Individuals and couples traveling alone, families traveling together, and a small groups of friends traveling together, etc. that prefer more freedom to do "as they like" will particularly benefit from this program. So will those of you who prefer a personally escorted experience, but desire it to be something other than one of our "feature" departures. With "AS YOU LIKE IT" TRAVEL you are "guaranteed" the best price for what you desire to do. And, you have unlimited selection and comparison capabilities, assuring that you receive exactly that which you decide is best for you.
The ESU ELECTRONIC BROCHURE RACK is one of many "no cost" benefits you enjoy with this program. There are almost unlimited opportunities for you to compare travel itineraries and prices with our special "AS YOU LIKE IT" TRAVEL program. If you will click here you will be taken to a special ESU ELECTRONIC BROCHURE RACK containing more than 550 different travel brochures (just a start - there are many more available to you with this program). You will be able to electronically turn the pages of each of the 550+ brochures if you like, just as you do when you are holding a book in your hand.
Just like with "FEATURE" TRAVEL, special "Hornet" Nation savings are present and extend to your entire travel party and you are able to take advantage of any special promotions and/or perks that may be provided by the travel company for the travels you select.. You also are supporting the Alumni Association.
Important: Truly, with our "Three Pillars" specially created travel progream,there is something for every travel desire, every budget, and every age. You pay nothing extra for the professional travel services provided on any of these programs, you can enjoy unlimited comparisons before you reserve, and you receive personal service before, during and after your travels.
Created in cooperation with Please Go Away™ Vacations, a 50-year travel industry veteran organization located in Kansas with a business credo of "Small Town Caring - Worldwide," our growing travel program includes multiple outstanding savings and special perks that benefit alumni members, as well as employees and friends of the University. When utilized, the Alumni Association also benefits with added financial support for our programs
Free $25.00 ESU Travel Card:
Receive additional detailed information, a current HORNET NATION TRAVELS catalog and be the first to know about upcoming special travel opportunities by calling toll free 1-800-362-9347 or emailing CORKY@TravelPleaseGoAway.com. When you do, you will also receive a $25.00 ESU TRAVEL CARD.
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We look forward to 'going away' with you and your fellow Hornets soon. As always, Go Hornets!
K. TYLER CURTIS, '01 & '04
Assistant Vice President for Outreach & Engagement