In celebration of International Women’s Day, Insight Vacations is launching a new 12-day itinerary, Venice & The Croatian Coast, A Women’s-Only Tour as part of its Wander Women series of journeys created for women, by women.
The trip will take place in summer 2022 and will offer travel experiences that cater to the diverse interests of female clients and introduce guests to inspiring women in communities across Croatia. The Croatia journey includes three new #MakeTravelMatter Experiences designed to uplift local women in their communities and support the United Nations’ Global Goals.
With this year’s International Women’s Day theme being #ChooseToChallenge, Insight calls out gender bias and inequality. The company is celebrating women’s achievements by helping to create an inclusive world through experiences that connect clients with women artisans, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders as well as by hiring women Travel Directors, Local Experts, Coach Drivers, Experiences Hosts, etc.
“More than 50 per cent of the global workforce in our industry are women and female clients are yearning for uplifting and immersive experiences. On this International Women’s Day, we #ChooseToChallenge by seeking out and celebrating women’s successes with local female trailblazers, artisans and community leaders whom we visit and support across the globe,” says Ulla Hefel Böhler, Global CEO for Insight Vacations.
“Our newest Wander Women Croatia journey will highlight our meaningful #MakeTravelMatter Experiences where like-minded female guests can personally connect with outstanding local women and spend time with our inspiring TreadRight ‘Planet’ Ambassador, Céline Cousteau,” Böhler concluded.
This special women’s-only guided tour is available with limited space as a single departure date, so clients are encouraged to book early to secure their spot.
New ‘Make Travel Matter Experiences’ include:
Fonda Fish Farm in Piran, Slovenia
Clients will travel to Slovenia and meet Irena Fonda, a renowned and award-winning molecular biologist who is carrying out important conservation work in the protection of indigenous species of the Golf of Piran. They will join her on a short boat ride to visit her family’s fish farm and learn about the breeding of sustainable sea bass.
DEŠA Regional Centre, Dubrovnik
Guests will visit the workshop of DEŠA (humanitarian and peace organization), founded in 1993. DEŠA helps women and their families, including refugees, better cope with various hardships and challenges, by promoting traditional cuisine and small handicrafts through their workshop.
AR Art Studio, Gruda Croatia
In the heart of the Konvale region, clients will meet artist, Antonia Rusković Radonić, at her studio, who is working to preserve the local silk traditions and embroidery techniques originating in the 15th century. She is also hosting various educational programs and is helping to re-introduce men’s and women’s traditional folk costumes.
Tara Community Centre, Plitvice Croatia
In the Plitvice Lakes area, clients will learn about women’s economic empowerment in the region and meet the hardworking women of the Tara Community Centre who create traditional handicrafts, enabling employment and community engagement. The collective consists mostly of older women, many of whom were refugees. They are keen to educate visitors about their local traditions and share their personal stories.