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Don’t think you can afford an international vacation? Think again

According to research by Timetric, Americans take more vacations than anyone on the planet except people who live in the Scandinavian countries of Northern Europe. Yet, only a third of Americans have a passport. On these numbers, at least 64% of Americans have never traveled abroad.

Many Americans believe that the United States has it all. To a certain extent, this is true. We’ve got mountains, plains, ski and surf. We’ve got deserts, vast rivers, and beautiful countryside.

Then there’s the cost. According to, the average cost of an international tour is $3,251. Of this total, $1,755 is eaten up by travel expenses.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to why Americans take international travel and tours time and again. You’ll also discover how it’s possible to slash that travel cost

Why take a vacation abroad?

An international tour could be the adventure of a lifetime. It’s a huge world out there, with so many different cultures, languages, and customs. You could hike in the Austrian Alps. Visit the magnificent art galleries and museums in France. Soak up the historic atmosphere in Rome. Experience the pomp and ceremony of the Trooping the Color in London. And that’s just Europe.

How about cliff diving in Costa Rica, or diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef? Experience the authentic tastes of Asian street cuisine. If you want to eat Michelin star style, then you could do so for just a couple of dollars in Chan Hong Meng’s street stall in Singapore.

For youngsters, international travel looks great on a résumé. In a world that is becoming more globalized by the day, employers love kids with a knowledge of world cultures. It shows that you’re mature, responsible, and independent.

When you travel internationally, you’ll discover more about yourself and the world around you. You’ll find new things to do, make new friends, and become ambassadors for this great country of ours.

So, what’s stopping you from traveling internationally?

There are two main reasons why so many Americans shun traveling abroad for their vacations. The first is the cost, and the second is the logistics. When we speak to clients and discuss their options, they’re usually stunned at how easy it is to plan an international trip. And they’re more than a little surprised at how much money we can save them on their travel costs. And our hassle-free trip planner does all the donkey work for them – for you.

A few hundred dollars for a European vacation tour

Our travel planner helps you choose the international trip you want:

  • Start by choosing from cruise, land, hotel, or car.
  • Next, select where you want to travel.
  • If you’ve got a preferred supplier, select this. If not, leave blank.
  • State the duration of your trip.
  • Choose a price range (or leave as “any price” for the maximum range of travel opportunities).
  • Select a preferred departure date.
  • Click the “Get Results” button!

Here’s the results of a search I did earlier. I chose:

  • Land
  • Western Europe
  • No preferred supplier
  • Length of 10 to 14 days
  • Any price range
  • Departure March 2017

And the results?

See for yourself. Totally sorted international tours, in just a few seconds, from a cost of just $514 per person. That’s cheaper than staying at home!

international travel and tour search results

Up and Away Travel brings international travel and tours in reach of everyone’s pocket. We believe that experiencing all the world has to offer should be everyone’s right. The adventure of a lifetime just got a whole lot more economical.

Contact us today. We’re on hand to offer advice and guidance, including about the passport and visa requirements for each world country. You could soon find yourself being a regular on the international travel and tours circuit.

With Up and Away Travel, you’ll get exceptional value every time. And planning your international tour couldn’t be easier. In fact, what is it that’s holding you back from booking that vacation of a lifetime?

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