nsight Vacations is celebrating women’s achievements by helping connect female travelers with women artisans, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders on their new Wander Women series of tours created for women, by women.With this, Insight Vacations is launching a new 12-day tour in 2022, Venice & The Croatian Coast, A Women’s-Only Tour .Insight Vacations launched its first women’s-only tour to India last year, that is set to run in late 2021. The 12-day trip reveals India from the perspective of local people, including women who are leaders in their communities- such as meeting the entrepreneurial and innovative ladies of Pink City Rickshaw in Jaipur.The new trip to Croatia will take place in summer 2022 and will offer enriching travel experiences that cater to the diverse interests of female travelers and introduce guests to inspiring women in communities across Croatia.The journey includes three new #MakeTravelMatter Experiences designed to uplift local women in their communities and ensure Insight’s travels are used as a force for good while supporting the United Nations’ Global Goals.Also, TreadRight ‘Planet’ Ambassador and environmentalist, Céline Cousteau will be a special guest on the Croatia trip. She helps amplify women’s achievements as a documentary filmmaker and director.Below are our new Make Travel Matter Experiences and the inspirational projects visited on this newly launched Croatian journey.Please let us know if this is of interest and if we can provide any additional details or connect you with one of our women leaders for an interview.
- New Make Travel Matter Experience: 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 the highest quality sustainable sea bass.
- New Make Travel Matter Experience: 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.
- New Make Travel Matter Experience: AR Art Studio, Gruda Croatia
In the heart of the Konvale region, clients will meet passionate 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.
- Make Travel Matter Experience: Tara Community Centre, Plitvice Croatia
In the stunning 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.