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Tours changing American views of Cuba, US policy

Two and a half years later, a [Friendly Planet Travel] survey shared exclusively with The Associated Press suggests the trips are not only improving Cubans' views of Americans. They are also changing U.S. travelers' opinions of the Caribbean nation for the better… Read more

Associated Press
February 3, 2014

Tours Changing American Views of Cuba, US Policy

The results of the multiple-choice survey by Friendly Planet Travel, a company based in suburban Philadelphia that promotes legal tours of Cuba, are eye-catching. Three-quarters said they were drawn [to Cuba] by curiosity about life in a nation that has been off limits to most Americans for decades. Read more

The New York Times
February 3, 2014

Tours Changing American Views of Cuba, U.S. Policy

The results of the multiple-choice survey by Friendly Planet Travel, a company based in suburban Philadelphia that promotes legal tours of Cuba, are eye-catching. Three-quarters said they were drawn [to Cuba] by curiosity about life in a nation that has been off limits to most Americans for decades. Read more

Time
February 3, 2014

Tours Changing American Views of Cuba, US Policy

The results of the multiple-choice survey by Friendly Planet Travel, a company based in suburban Philadelphia that promotes legal tours of Cuba, are eye-catching. Three-quarters said they were drawn [to Cuba] by curiosity about life in a nation that has been off limits to most Americans for decades. Read more

ABC News
February 3, 2014

Travel tips, trips and deals

Friendly Planet Travel has put together a list of nine family getaways for this summer that explore destinations as diverse as Japan, Costa Rica or the Greek Isles. Read more

Chicago Tribune
January 28, 2014

The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

The Greek islands have remained one of the most romantic vacation spots in the world, sitting among the most amazingly gorgeous azure sea, with iconic sheer cliffs and whitewashed houses. And of course, Athens is still a hub of history and culture, the birthplace of Western civilization.

Travelen
January 17, 2014

Travel tips and trips

The seven-night Taj Mahal Express from Friendly Planet Travel visits the Indian cities of Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur. Read more

Chicago Tribune
January 9, 2014

The Top 7 International Destinations You Need to Visit in 2014

Turkey is in tune with modern tastes, from world-class restaurants, glamorous shopping and nightlife that's the envy of many a European capital. Travelers recognize the immense cultural and historical value of this destination, and Turkey will make many travelers' short lists in 2014. Read more

Huffington Post
January 7, 2014

Travel Trend Alert

“South Africa is attractive to travelers on the merits of its culture, experiences and people," explains Goldman. "Cape Town is considered one of the hottest cities in the world for nightlife and shopping, but no trip to Africa would be complete without at least one safari game drive. Travelers to South Africa get to experience both. Read more

SheKnows.com
December 31, 2013

The Top Holiday Gift of 2013? You Might Be Surprised - It's Water

Once our Cambodia departures were established, we became keenly interested in projects to help out in this impoverished place. On one of our tours, the guide pointed out a well bearing a plaque hand-painted with someone's name, a Western name at that. "That's a Trailblazer well, donated by a tourist," was his explanation. Some of the travelers on the bus wanted to know how much such a well could cost, how many people it could serve, and other details, and once the guide finished explaining the facts, several of the travelers on the bus offered to pay for wells. Thus began Friendly Planet Travel's wells project and our association with Trailblazer. Read more

HuffingtonPost.com
December 20, 2013

2013: The Year of the Fearless International Traveler

So where are international travelers heading? For starters, they're flocking to Europe, famous for its warm people, mesmerizing sights, and wealth of history. Europe took in 5 million more tourists between January and August than in the same period last year, according to the U.N.'s findings. But that's not all. Read more

HuffingtonPost.com
December 18, 2013

This week’s best travel bargains

Friendly Planet is offering the new Best of New Zealand & Australia tour from$5,699 per person double. The 18-day package includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Auckland, with return from Sydney. Read more

The Washington Post
November 14, 2013

Take a tour of Colombia through Friendly Planet

Friendly Planet Travel Company is offering travel itineraries to Colombia, starting at $2,399, in seven-day tours throughout the South American country. Called as Colorful Colombia, this seven-day package offers round-trip airfare from Miami to Bogota, all ground transportation, transfers, hotel accommodations with private bathrooms, 14 meals, comprehensive guided sightseeing, entrance fees and a professional English-speaking tour guide. Read more

Examiner.com
November 12, 2013

11 bucket list adventures you can actually afford

While travel to Cuba is still greatly limited to American citizens--you must be part of a religious organization, educational group, or people-to-people guided tour for the most part--Friendly Planet Travel offers several packages that include chartered flights from Miami, all transfers and transportation within the country, accommodations, extensive cultural people-to-people experiences with the locals, guided tours, and best of all, all the visas and paperwork necessary to visit Cuba. Read more

Fox News
October 21, 2013

News to use: Friendly Planet Travel’s seven-night eastern Caribbean cruises

Cruising doesn't get much cheaper than this. Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night eastern Caribbean trips on Carnival Cruise Lines as low as $309 per person double occupancy in January. Read more

Chicago Tribune
October 4, 2013

This week’s best travel bargains

Friendly Planet’s Patagonian Explorer by Sea includes nonstop flights from Miami to Buenos Aires, with return from Santiago, Chile. Read more

WashingtonPost.com
September 19, 2013

Today I'd go ... to South Africa

I would love to go to South Africa someday, and Friendly Planet Travel has a deal going on now. Starting at just $1,899, a $300 savings, the nine-day tour will explore the African bush in search wild animals and then celebrate the night life in Cape Town. Read more

St. Louis Dispatch
September 19, 2013

Spain, Air, Tours, 6 Nights, From $1,999

Spend a week exploring Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo with this travel package to Spain that includes 11 guided tours. Read more

Budget Travel
September 13, 2013

South Africa, Air, Tour, Safari, 6 Nights, From $1,899

You can save more than $200 per person with this vacation package that includes a tour of Cape Town and four game drives at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. Read more

Budget Travel
September 11, 2013

Cuba: Going With a Tour Company

People-to-people tours are education-based trips — one can’t simply show up and luxuriate at the beach — that can be offered only by travel companies that have obtained a license from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Some other groups with licenses to operate people-to-people Cuba tours include …Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

New York Times
September 11, 2013

Guided Tours of Thailand

Friendly Planet presents this nine-day guided tour of Thailand’s treasures. The journey begins in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Take an afternoon canal boat ride, see the gleaming temple at Wat Arun, then enjoy a traditional Thai meal. Spend two more days in Bangkok visiting some of the city’s most impressive temples, Buddhas and palaces before continuing to Ayutthaya. Read more

USA Today
September 9, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel Announces Flash Sale on New China Tour, $999 Package Including Air

There has never been a better time to visit China, and now travelers can do so for less than $1,000. Friendly Planet Travel is introducing a brand-new tour to two of the Asian country’s most popular cities—Beijing and Shanghai. Through the special flash sale the nine-day Beijing and Shanghai Express tour starts at $999 and explores some of China’s most iconic sites. Read more

Travel World News
September 7, 2013

Ireland, Air, Tours, 6 Nights, From $1,599

Get to know the Emerald Isle at your own pace with this travel package to Dublin, Killarney, and Limerick that includes guided tours and a seven-day car rental. Read more

Budget Travel
August 23, 2013

News to use: Friendly Planet Travel has 14-night Panama Canal cruises

Sailing from Miami to Los Angeles, the cruise makes port in Cartagena, Colombia; Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and Santa Cruz, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico Read more

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 22, 2013

Friendly Planet Launches New Cuba Tour with Varadero

Friendly Planet Travel launched a new tour of Cuba that travels beyond Havana and includes a visit to Varadero, which is best known for its extraordinary beach. Read more

TravelPulse.com
August 13, 2013

Travel Tips & Trips: Seven-night eastern Caribbean cruises

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night eastern Caribbean cruises on Carnival Cruise Lines as low as $319 per person double occupancy. Sailing round trip from Port Canaveral, Fla., they include port stops in Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and St. Maarten. Read more

Chicago Tribune
August 8, 2013

Adventure in Borneo and Bangkok, and luxury in Bermuda

Spend 11 days touring Borneo and Bangkok with Friendly Planet Travel starting at $2,399 per person, including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, hotels, some meals and tours. Read more

Examiner.com
July 22, 2013

Travel Tips & Trips: Royal Caribbean International Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel has a great price on a 12-night cruise on Royal Caribbean International that visits Iceland. Priced from $868 per person, double occupancy, the round-trip itinerary from Southampton, England, on Sept. 1 makes port calls in Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland, and Trondheim, Alesund, Olden and Stavanger, Norway. Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 21, 2013

7 Ways to Make Friends Post 50

There are services that will help you find a travel room-mate. Not only does this give you someone to talk to over dinner, it cuts down those single supplements that some tours and cruises charge. Friendly Planet runs one such pairing-up service. Read more

Huffington Post
July 20, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel People to People Cuba Tours

Customer service means everything to Friendly Planet. The helpful, friendly reservations team loves talking to clients about travel to Cuba. They believe that half the fun of a trip like this is planning and preparing for your adventure. They are always happy to answer any questions, and send plenty of details to passengers before they travel, so they know exactly what to expect. Read more

Havana Journal
July 12, 2013

Save Money on Travel

Peggy Goldman suggests looking for packages that bundle airfares, tours and hotels and more… that's what her company, Friendly Planet Travel, specializes in…"If you can buy services that have been packaged, you end up saving yourself all the markups along the way," Goldman says. Read more

6ABC (WPVI-TV)
July 11, 2013

News to Use – Athens & Four-Day Greek Isles Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel's Athens & Four-Day Greek Isles Cruise package starts at $2,099 per person double occupancy, with round-trip air from New York. Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 11, 2013

Travel deal: Israel Tour

Spend 10 days in Israel seeing all the sights; $2,599 per person including lodging, most meals and airfare from New York. Read more

The Detroit Free Press
July 7, 2013

Deals: Italy and South America

Friendly Planet Travel is offering the nine-day "Sensational South America" package, with an optional extension trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more

NorthJersey.com
July 7, 2013

News to Use: Canada-New England cruises

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night Canada-New England cruises this fall on Norwegian Cruise Line from $459 per person double occupancy. Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 4, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel offers the splendor of India and Nepal

Travelers can visit and get a taste of two distinct and fascinating cultures deeply rooted in history and religious significance with Friendly Planet Travel’s latest India and Nepal tour packages.

Examiner.com
June 11, 2013

Shanghai & Beijing, Air, 7 Nights, From $1,199

Get to know two of China’s most vibrant cities with this travel package from Friendly Planet Travel to Shanghai and Beijing that can save you more than $400 per person. Read more

Budget Travel
June 7, 2013

This Week’s Best Travel Bargains: Beijing and Shanghai

Friendly Planet is offering savings of $300 per person on its Beijing & Shanghai Express tour. Discounted price is $1,299 per person double for four departures in November, February, March and April; rate includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or Houston to Shanghai, with return from Beijing; flight from Shanghai to Beijing; seven nights’ lodging; eight meals; three tours, including a full-day excursion to the Great Wall; transfers; and taxes. Read more

Washington Post
June 7, 2013

Travel Deal: Japan

I like Friendly Planet Travel’s Japan Panorama 10-day tour that gets you to all the major sites. One package, planned for Aug. 20-29 is $3,599, including airfare from Los Angeles. Read more

Detroit Free Press
June 2, 2013

Travel Deals: Western Caribbean Cruises

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night western Caribbean cruises on Carnival Cruise Lines this fall from $469 per person/double occupancy. Read more

Hartford Courant and Chicago Tribune
May 5, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel Sets Sail for the Greek Isles

Friendly Planet is offering travelers the chance to explore Athens, discover the beauty of Mykonos and spend time exploring the brilliant Greek Islands on the new 12-day Athens, Mykonos, and Four Day Greek Isles Cruise, which starts at $2,299. Read more

Travel World News
April 24, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel Offers Greek Isles and Athens Package

Friendly Planet Travel is offering a guided tour of Athens, with three days on Mykonos and a four-day Greek Isles cruise. Read more

Travel Pulse
April 18, 2013

Travel Deals: Panama Canal Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel has a 15-night South America/Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Cruises priced from $1,129 per person, double occupancy. Read more

Hartford Courant and Chicago Tribune
April 14, 2013

How To Travel To Cuba Legally

Friendly Planet Travel is listed as a top tour operator, licensed to offer people-to-people tour programs to Cuba. Read more

PeterGreenberg.com
April 11, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel Enhances Its Best of China and Yangtze River Cruise Tour, 15 Day Package from

China, one of the oldest nations in the world, has long been an attractive and exotic travel destination. Now travelers can experience all that China has to offer with a comprehensive, fully escorted, 15-day Best of China and Yangtze River Cruise tour, starting at $3,399, from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Travel World News
April 10, 2013

Travel Deal: Colors of Cuba

Take advantage of a rare (and totally legal) chance to tour Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Cojimar, and Santa Clara with this travel package to Cuba from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Budget Travel
April 9, 2013

Vacations Worthy of Your 2013 Tax Refunds

With plenty of departure dates to pick from for this whirlwind tour of Tokyo at $1899 including airfare, this package from Friendly Planet is a huge value that leaves you with money left over from your tax refund. Read more

ABC News
April 9, 2013

This Week’s Best Travel Bargains: Guatemala and Honduras

Take Friendly Planet’s Best of Guatemala & Honduras tour for the discounted price of $2,299 per person double for the Dec. 6 departure. Read more

Washington Post
April 4, 2013

Real Deal: Vietnam

Save more than $100 per person with this vacation deal from Friendly Planet Travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Halong Bay, and Hanoi that includes several guided tours. Read more

Budget Travel
March 20, 2013

Real Deal: India

Visit New Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Pink City of Jaipur with this travel package from Friendly Plnaet to India that includes several guided tours. Read more

Budget Travel
March 14, 2013

Explore Irish Heritage At The Source

The Gathering 2013 is a year-long celebration of Ireland and Irish ancestry, with gatherings, festivals, special sporting events, music and concerts across the country. Friendly Planet Travel, a group-tour operator, has announced a nine-day “Fitzgerald Clan Gathering in Ireland” tour, and yes, that would means the Fitzgerald clan that includes Massachusetts’ own John F. Kennedy Jr., our 35th president. Read more

Boston Globe
March 7, 2013

Explore Irish Ancestry With Friendly Planet Travel

Friendly Planet Travel is offering travelers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trace the family roots and heritage of the Fitzgerald Clan, one of Ireland’s oldest and most powerful families, starting at $3,099. Read more

Travel World News
March 5, 2013

Ireland: If You’re A Fitzgerald, This Tour Has Your Name On It

Pennsylvania-based Friendly Planet Travel offers a nine-day trip this summer that highlights all things Fitzgerald. It stops at Dublin Castle, which was owned by the Fitzgerald family in the 12th century; the tower of Fitzgerald Castle in Kildare; and the Honey Fitz Theatre in Lough Gur, named forPresident Kennedy's grandfather, whose singing earned him the nickname Honey Fitz. Read more

Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2013

Deals: Israel

Friendly Planet travel is offering the 10-day "Classic Israel" package starting at $2,599. Read more

NorthJersey.com
March 3, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel Offers Special Irish Ancestry Tour

Friendly Planet Travel is featuring a nine-day Fitzgerald Clan Gathering in Ireland, an exploration of the ancestry of the Fitzgerald Clan. Read more

Travel Pulse
February 25, 2013

Ireland: Seven-Day Vacation With Air From $1,699

Friendly Planet is now offering seven-day vacations to Ireland from $1,699 per person with airfare included. Read more

SmarterTravel
February 25, 2013

China and Hong Kong: 11-Nights Trip With Flights From $2,399

Think China is out of reach? Think again! Friendly Planet is now offering 11-night vacations to China and Hong Kong from $2,399 per person. Read more

SmarterTravel
February 25, 2013

Vietnam: 6-Nights Vacation With Airfare From $1,999

Vietnam is truly a unique land, where the pagodas, temples, exotic cities, and countryside will leave you breathless. Friendly Planet is now offering six-night vacations to this unique country from $1,999 per person. Read more

SmarterTravel
February 25, 2013

Real Deal: Taste of China

Get to know the modern cities and ancient wonders of China with this travel package from Friendly Planet Travel to Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing that includes several guided tours. Read more

Budget Travel
February 18, 2013

Deals: Dazzling Dubai

Friendly Planet Travel is offering a six-day "Dazzling Dubai" package for $2,529. Read more

Northjersey.com
February 14, 2013

Today I’d go…to India and Nepal

I found a deal to Nepal and India from Friendly Planet Travel It includes stops in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur and Kathmandu. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 14, 2013

India: 9-day Taste of India tour + airfare from $1,699

Tour operator Friendly Planet already offers budget-friendly prices for some comprehensive tours, so when they hang a sale tag on one of their itineraries, it’s definitely worth a closer look. Read more

Travel and Leisure
February 14, 2013

Lush rainforest makes Costa Rica an eco-friendly destination for tours

Friendly Planet Travel offers either a seven-day or nine-day tours. Included in the prices, ranging from $1,199 to $1,379, are round-trip flights from Miami; all transfers on air-conditioned, chauffeur-driven minivans; superior hotel accommodations; daily breakfast; all meals in Tortuguero; comprehensive sightseeing with a naturalist, bilingual guide in Tortuguero; entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park; and more. Read more

Examiner.com
February 8, 2013

Friendly Planet Travel Offers Nine-Day India Package from $1,699

Travelers can visit and get a taste of two distinct and fascinating cultures with Friendly Planet Travel’s India and Nepal tour packages. The nine-day Taste of India tour starts at $1,699 and the 13-day Taste of India and Nepal tour starts at $2,199. Read more

Travel World News
February 8, 2013

China: 10-day package (air, hotel, tours) from $1,699

China is such a vast and overwhelming country that it’s hard to know where to start when planning a vacation. Friendly Planet does all the work for you on this trip: all you have to do is pack your bag and get on the plane. Read more

Travel and Leisure
February 8, 2013

Visit China For An Adventure of A Lifetime

Since 2002, Friendly Planet Travel tour company is offering an array of tour packages to immerse within the culture of China and its exotic and fabled country. Read more

Examiner.com
January 27, 2013

Real Deal: Discover Havana

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to (legally) tour Havana, Alamar, Cojimar, and Las Terrazas with this travel package to Cuba from Friendly Planet Travel that starts with a night in Miami. Read more

Budget Travel
January 24, 2013

Travel Style: Peggy Goldman

Johnny Jet featured Friendly Planet’s President and CEO, Peggy Goldman in a Q&A. Read more

JohnnyJet.com
January 16, 2013

News to Use: Taste of Thailand

Friendly Planet Travel's escorted Taste of Thailand package starts at $1,639 per person double occupancy and includes round-trip air from Los Angeles, transportation within the country, sightseeing tours and six nights' lodging. Read more

Chicago Tribune
January 14, 2013

What’s the Deal: Captivating Costa Rica

Friendly Planet is offering $100 off its Captivating Costa Rica itinerary. The discounted price starts at $1,314 per person double and includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to San Jose, two nights at the Crowne Plaza Corobici in San Jose, two nights at the Mountain Paradise Hotel adjacent to Arenal Volcano National Park, two nights at El Establo Hotel near Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, breakfasts, land transport, airport transfers and taxes. Read more

Washington Post
January 13, 2013

Experience The Cuban Culture With Friendly Planet’s Six or Nine Day Programs

Friendly Planet Travel is one of the few authorized tour operators and has released new tour dates for its two people-to-people programs, designed to help Americans interact with the people of Cuba through direct, educational exchanges in art, music and culture. Read more

Travel World News
January 11, 2013

News to Use: Discover Scotland and Ireland

The 11-night Discover Scotland and Ireland escorted-tour package from Friendly Planet Travel is priced from $3,549 per person double occupancy and includes round-trip air from Chicago, lodging, all breakfasts and six dinners, ground transportation and guide services. Read more

Chicago Tribune
December 28, 2012

Destination Inspiration

We asked Peggy Goldman, travel expert with more than 30 years in the travel industry and owner of Friendly Planet Travel, a leading full-service travel agency that specializes in all-inclusive tour and cruise packages to destinations all over the world, to share her insight into the hottest spots to visit in 2013. Her picks included: Cuba, Myanmar, Columbia, Tanzania, Croatia, Japan and Ecuador. Read more

SheKnows.com
December 21, 2012

News to Use: Alaska Cruise

It's not too early to be thinking about Alaska cruises for next summer. Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night deals on Holland America Line as low as $699 per person. Read more

Chicago Tribune
December 16, 2012

A Wild Week Exploring Kenya

Check that safari of your bucket list with this Kenya Safari deal from Friendly Planet Travel.

Budget Travel
December 15, 2012

Tis The Season For Friendly Planet’s 12 Days of Deals

Friendly Planet Travel is discounting 12 tours for 12 days to destinations in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean for its “12 Days of Deals” offer. They share “on the 12th day of Christmas, Friendly Planet gave to me … 12 terrific tours, many included meals, and a coupon code for all to see’. Read more

Travel World News
December 13, 2012

5 Deals: Discover Scotland

Highlights of this Scotland package from Friendly Planet Travel include the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, a cruise on Loch Ness, a tour of Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, a stop at the Blair Athol Distillery with a complimentary whisky tasting and a detailed tour of Edinburgh Castle. Read more

Frommer’s
December 5, 2012

8 Places You Shouldn’t Travel Alone

Spend time in Quito before flying to the main island of San Cristobal with Friendly Planet's Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery. Or, Friendly Planet's nine-night Kenya Wildlife Safari starts in Nairobi and includes exploration in Samburu Game Reserve, OL Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve. Read more

Atlanta-Journal Constitution
December 3, 2012

8 Places You Shouldn’t Travel Alone

Spend time in Quito before flying to the main island of San Cristobal with Friendly Planet's Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery. Or, Friendly Planet's nine-night Kenya Wildlife Safari starts in Nairobi and includes exploration in Samburu Game Reserve, OL Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve. Read more

Budget Travel
December 3, 2012

News to use: Western Caribbean Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night western Caribbean cruises on Royal Caribbean International as low as $439 per person, double occupancy. Read more

Chicago Tribune
December 2, 2012

News to use: Western Caribbean Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night western Caribbean cruises on Royal Caribbean International as low as $439 per person, double occupancy. Read more

Hartford Courant
December 2, 2012

News To Use: Western Caribbean Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night western Caribbean cruises on Royal Caribbean International as low as $439 per person. Read more

Hartford Courant
November 29, 2012

Friendly Planet Offers Travelers Three New Tours To Help Rediscover Their Love Affair With Europe

Friendly Planet Travel is helping travelers experience more of what Europe has to offer with three new tours to Spain, Scotland, and Ireland. Read more

Travel World News
November 28, 2012

Cyber Monday: Friendly Planet Discounts Tours Up To $400

If you're thinking about traveling out of the country next year, this Cyber Monday sale might provide early inspiration. Friendly Planet Travel features destinations from Dubai to Peru during its 24-hour sale with $100 to $400 off all tours. Read more

Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Travel Deals Roundup

Travelers can save between $100 and $400 on all Friendly Planet packages which include destinations in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, the Caribbean, and more. Read more

JohnnyJet.com
November 20, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Offering 8-Day Exotic Ecuador Tour

Travelers can discover the wonders of Ecuador, known for its remarkable landscape, people, culture, animals and plants, with the latest deal from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Travel World News
November 16, 2012

10 Tips for saving on holiday travel right now

One thing the experts do agree on: If you fly on the holiday itself, it is typically cheaper. "Christmas Day is often the beginning of low season for some destinations, but Christmas Eve is still peak season," says Peggy Goldman, travel expert for FriendlyPlanet.com. Read more

TheStreet.com
November 14, 2012

Frommer’s 5 Deals: Exotic Ecuador

This eight-day trip from Friendly Planet to the Amazon in Ecuador visits Quito, Otavalo, Banos, the Amazon rainforest, the waterfall at El Paillion del Diable, and Cotopaxi National Park. Read more

Frommer’s
November 14, 2012

Single for the holidays

Those looking for romance are joining singles tours or — for company minus the come-ons — group tours open to all. Peggy Goldman, president of Friendly Planet Travel, said that the number of unmarried travelers seeking general group tours (as opposed to strictly singles tours) is on the rise, especially around the holidays. “It gives them camaraderie and companionship when they want it,” she said, “and the ability to be by themselves when they want to be by themselves.” Read more

New York Times
November 2, 2012

Travel: Trip to Cuba proves a study in contrasts

Is a trip to Cuba on your bucket list? It was on mine, so as soon as it became legal to travel under the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC "people to people" licensing, my husband and I researched tour companies and made our reservations with an outfit named Friendly Planet. Read more

Portland Press Herald
October 28, 2012

Deals: Easter Island and Machu Picchu

The "Exotic Easter Island and Machu Picchu" deal offered by Friendly Planet Travel gives travelers the chance to explore ancient sites and the Inca city of Machu Picchu with an 11-day tour. Read more

NorthJersey.com
October 28, 2012

Real Deal: Taste of Vietnam

Spend a week exploring Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with this travel package from Friendly Planet to Vietnam that includes extensive tours in both cities. Read more

Budget Travel
October 25, 2012

Today I’d Go To…Barcelona

This week I even found a deal. It's a 7-day trip (including airfare, from Newark, N.J.) to Barcelona, Spain, for just $1,299 from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 25, 2012

Real Deal: Beijing and Tokyo: A Sale of Two Cities

You can save more than $500 per person with this travel deal from Friendly Planet Travel to Beijing and Tokyo that also includes two guided tours. Read more

Budget Travel
October 23, 2012

Real Deal: Taste of Vietnam

Spend a week exploring Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with this travel package from Friendly Planet Travel to Vietnam that includes extensive tours in both cities. Read more

Budget Travel
October 23, 2012

You Could Win a Trip to Dubai from Friendly Planet's Sweepstakes

Dubai is an exotic destination that has really tried to be a wonderland for tourists. And if you enter Friendly Planet Travel's Be Dazzled by Dubai Sweepstakes and you could win a free trip to experience Dubai yourself. Read more

About.com
October 22, 2012

Today I’d Go To…Barcelona

This week I even found a deal. It's a 7-day trip (including airfare, albeit, from Newark, N.J.) to Barcelona, Spain, for just $1,299 from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 22, 2012

Real Deal: Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery Tour

This travel deal from Friendly Planet Travel to the Galápagos is worth the high price since it includes international airfare, all transportation, and eight guided tours with a naturalist. Read more

Budget Travel
October 19, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Introduces New Barcelona Program

Friendly Planet Travel just unveiled a “new and improved” seven-day Breathtaking Barcelona tour. Read more

Travel Pulse
October 18, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel: Be Dazzled By Dubai

Enter to win a trip to Dubai thanks to Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Queen Bee Coupons
October 18, 2012

Travel Contests: Dubai

Enter to win a trip for two to Dubai with Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

JohnnyJet.com
October 15, 2012

Deals: Italy

Friendly Planet Travel is offering the brand-new eight-day "Discover Amalfi Tour," a chance to explore the beautiful coastal sights of southern Italy. Read more

NorthJersey.com
October 12, 2012

Myanmar: 13-Day Tour Of Ancient Temples

It's a new era in Myanmar as the country opens up to political reforms — and to a growing number of tourists. Now, Friendly Planet Travel offers a 13-day tour called Mystical Myanmar. Read more

Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2012

5 Deals: Dazzling Dubai

Friendly Planet Travel’s Dazzling Dubai package includes accommodations at the Hyatt Regency, a five-star property located near sights, shopping malls, beaches, museums, golf facilities, and restaurants. Read more

Frommer’s
October 10, 2012

Cuba Trips Once Again Open To Americans

Americans can put Cuba back on their bucket lists, as a number of license renewals have finally been issued over the past few weeks including organizations such as Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

IndependentTraveler.com
October 10, 2012

Be Dazzled By Dubai Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win this ultimate, luxurious getaway for two to Dubai from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Sweeties Sweeps
October 10, 2012

Renewed Licenses For People To People Operators

Despite the difficulties in obtaining the license, Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel, believes that the Cuban “people-to-people” programs will not only survive the increased scrutiny, but continue to rise in popularity as awareness of the opportunity for legal travel Cuba spreads. Read more

PeterGreenberg.com
October 9, 2012

Win a 6-Day Trip for 2 To Dubai

Enter Friendly Planet’s “Be Dazzled by Dubai” sweepstakes by November 18 for a chance to win the grand prize: a six-day trip for two to Dubai, including air, hotel, breakfast daily, and a city tour. Read more

FrequentFlier.com
October 9, 2012

Win a 6-Day Trip for 2 To Dubai

Enter Friendly Planet’s “Be Dazzled by Dubai” sweepstakes by November 18 for a chance to win the grand prize: a six-day trip for two to Dubai, including air, hotel, breakfast daily, and a city tour. Read more

Smarter Travel
October 9, 2012

Two Cuba Tour Operators To Pay Agents For Referrals

Friendly Planet recently received a two-year license renewal, valid through September 2014, becoming the only company so far to be approved for two years instead of the usual one-year license. Read more

Travel Weekly
October 8, 2012

Cuba Culture Trips Are Back On, As Licenses Are Renewed

I think this is great news for Americans who are curious about Cuba and for Cubans who are ready to welcome us," Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel said. "I hope the program can continue a long time until such time the embargo is finally lifted. That's when people will be able to go to Cuba and lay on the beaches. Read more

Associated Press
October 8, 2012

Win A Trip To Dubai From Friendly Planet Travel

Tour operator Friendly Planet Travel is giving one lucky person, along with a guest, a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the legendary luxury and grandeur of Dubai. Read more

Gadling
October 7, 2012

More Cuba Tour Operators Receiving Government Licenses

Organizations that recently received the go-ahead from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assests Control (OFAC), which issues licenses for travel to Cuba include Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Sherman’s Travel
October 5, 2012

Cuba Trips Reviving, But Still Too Slowly

Last Friday, Friendly Planet Travel got a two-year renewal good through 2014. Read more

Detroit Free Press
October 5, 2012

Today I’d Go To…Costa Rica

Travelers can experience the best of Costa Rica with two tours from Friendly Planet, a 7-day Captivating Costa Rica tour for just $1,179 and a 9-day Costa Rica Pura Vida tour for $1,379. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 4, 2012

Cuba’s People-to-People Programs Back on Track for Americans

Travel companies getting recent governmental green lights to extend or launch Cuba cultural tours include Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

USA Today
October 3, 2012

5 Deals: Friendly Planet’s Tokyo Express

Friendly Planet’s Tokyo Express tour brings travelers to stay in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo at Keio Plaza Hotel. Golden Gai, an area filled with bars and restaurants patronized by Tokyo's artist and writer community, is in Shinjuku. Read more

Frommer's
October 3, 2012

Travel World News: Discover Amalfi

Travelers can explore the beautiful coastal villages, one more beautiful than the next, with Friendly Planet Travel’s eight-day Discover Amalfi tour from $1,999. Read more

Travel World News
September 28, 2012

Travel World News: Beijing and Tokyo

Friendly Planet Travel announced today a new 10-day tour to explore Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan, two of the most attractive travel destinations in the world, starting at $1,699. Read more

Travel World News
September 28, 2012

News to Use: Panama Canal Cruise

Friendly Planet Travel has a 15-night Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Cruises from San Diego, Calif., starting at $999 per person, double occupancy, plus taxes and government charges. Read more

Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2012

Travel Deal: Ecuador & The Galápagos Islands, Air, 6 Nights, From $2,849

Spend a week island-hopping in the Galápagos archipelago, discovering some of the rarest and most spectacular wildlife on the planet, with this travel deal from Friendly Planet. Read more

Budget Travel
September 12, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Expands Its Dubai Program, Pairs “Dazzling Dubai” With Four Exotic Destinat

There are few places in the world with more luxury and amenities than Dubai. Now, Friendly Planet Travel is offering five packages that feature Dubai and four exotic hot spots starting at $2,199. Read more

Travel World News
September 12, 2012

Travel Deal: China & Hong Kong, Air, Tours, 11 Nights, From $1,899

This travel package from Friendly Planet Travel covers a lot of ground with tours of four historic cities: Shanghai, Xi’an, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Read more

Budget Travel
September 11, 2012

News to Use: Western Caribbean Cruise

This is a real steal. Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night western Caribbean cruises on Carnival Cruise Lines as low as $359 per person double occupancy. Read more

Chicago Tribune
September 9, 2012

Caribbean Cruises On Sale Via Friendly Planet Travel

Friendly Planet Travel has seven-night Western Caribbean cruises on Carnival Cruise Lines as low as $359 per person, double occupancy. Read more

Hartford Courant
September 9, 2012

Travel Deal: Kenya, Air, 6 Nights, Safaris, From $2,249

Get a closer look at the Big Five with this travel deal from Friendly Planet to Kenya that includes a safari boat ride on Lake Naivasha, a Nairobi city tour, and several game-viewing drives. Read more

Budget Travel
September 6, 2012

5 Deals: Croatia

Friendly Planet’s Discover Croatia tour includes airfare from the New York area, accommodations in first-class properties, sightseeing. Some meals including daily breakfast, English speaking tour guide, airport transfers and in-country transportation, air tax, fuel surcharges, and all local hotel fees. Read more

Frommer’s
September 5, 2012

Croatia: Save $300 on 10-day tour from the capital to the coast

Croatia lies just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy but has fewer tourists. Friendly Planet Travel offers a 10-day trip with a culinary theme that accents wine tastings and traditional meals from the Croatian capital to the coast. Read more

Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2012

News to Use: Best of Kenya and Tanzania

The 15-day Best of Kenya and Tanzania package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $4,599 per person double occupancy, including round-trip air from New York, if booked by Oct. 2. Read more

Chicago Tribune
September 2, 2012

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe

Friendly Planet Travel’s Discover Croatia package: The 10-day trip starts at $2,899 per person double and includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Zagreb and return from Dubrovnik; four-star lodging in Zagreb, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split and Dubrovnik;?16 meals; tours, transfers and transportation; and taxes. Read more

Washington Post
August 31, 2012

Today I’d Go To…Kenya

I love this affordable Kenyan safari from Friendly Planet Travel. It's an 8-day trip that is just $2,199, a reasonable price for African safaris. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 30, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Announces a 10-day Tour to Discover Croatia

A country untouched by mass tourism, Croatia is a destination for travelers seeking a European vacation with a twist. Friendly Planet Travel is now offering travelers the chance to explore this majestic country on the Discover Croatia tour.

Travel World News
August 28, 2012

Explore Easter Island And Machu Picchu With Friendly Planet Travel

Now, travelers can experience the best of these two destinations on the luxurious and surprisingly affordable Exotic Easter Island and Machu Picchu tour, from Friendly Planet Travel.

LA Splash
August 28, 2012

8 Nights in Costa Rica, from $1,379 with Air

This week's deal from Friendly Planet gives you eight nights -- two apiece in San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, and Tortuguero -- in Costa Rica.

Frommer’s
August 27, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel offers a tour in South America

Here's a busy but awesome tour that takes you to two of South America's iconic sights. Exotic Easter Island and Machu Picchu, offered by Friendly Planet Travel, is an 11-day jaunt. Read more

Detroit Free Press
August 26, 2012

News to use: Friendly Planet Travel's Easter Island and Machu Picchu package

Book by Oct. 3 and you can get $400 off Friendly Planet Travel's Easter Island and Machu Picchu package.

Chicago Tribune
August 26, 2012

African Vacations on Sale! Friendly Planet Travel Kenya Safari Express

Friendly Planet Travel is offering their "Kenya Safari Express" itinerary for a very friendly starting price of $2199.

About.com
August 24, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Debuts Two New Christmas River Cruises

Friendly Planet Travel has just announced two new Christmas River Cruises which offer a leisurely way to explore Europe during the holiday season. Read more

Travel World News
August 22, 2012

New to Use: Friendly Planet Travel Panama Canal Cruise

If you'd like to spend Christmas and New Year's at sea, Friendly Planet Travel has a 15-night Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Cruises from $1,299 per person. Read more

Chicago Tribune
August 20, 2012

Havana's Fusterlandia: Cultural Infusion from a Bold Artist

If you're interested to catch a glimpse of this fantasy land and experience the beauty, history and culture of Cuba, then one way to go is check out our friends at Friendly Planet Travel. They are one of only a handful of tour operators authorized to lead these up close and personal people-to-people tours in Cuba Read more

Huffington Post
August 17, 2012

Tour operator Friendly Planet is offering a taste of Vietnam for a great value. Its 9-day program visits Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and Hanoi and starts at only $1,899 Read more

Travel & Leisure
August 14, 2012

New to Use: Friendly Planet Travel Panama Canal Cruise

if you'd like to spend Christmas and New Year's at sea, Friendly Planet Travel has a 15-night Panama Canal cruise on Celebrity Cruises from $1,299 per person. Read more

Hartford Courant
August 12, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Debuts New Luxurious Easter Island and Machu Picchu Tours

Friendly Planet Travel’s luxurious Exotic Easter Island and Machu Picchu package takes travelers on a spectacular South American journey to discover the massive and mysterious Moai stone statues while also visiting Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu... Read more

Travel World News
August 9, 2012

5 Girlfriend Getaways with Friendly Planet Travel

Create lasting memories with your girls when you book an escape together from Friendly Planet. Choose from Dazzling Dubai & Bangkok, Incredible Italy, Captivating Costa Rica, A Taste of Vietnam or A Taste of Ireland... Read more

LadyLux
August 9, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel’s Taste of Vietnam one of Frommer's ‘5 Deals’

Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, this comprehensive trip from Friendly Planet includes visits to Hanoi and the Mekong Delta... Read more

Frommer’s
August 8, 2012

Great provider with high level trips at an extremely affordable price. Makes the world a better place.

Frommer’s
August 7, 2012

Time for U.S. to End the Cuba Embargo

Most folks don't know it, but there is now a legal way for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. It is called the People to People Program, and it is available through a select number of U.S. travel groups [including] Friendly Planet... Read more

Denver Post
August 5, 2012

Best Travel Deals of the Week: Friendly Planet’s India & Nepal Tour

Friendly Planet is offering savings of $350 per person on its Best of India & Nepal tour. Eight tour dates, departing October through April, have been discounted by $300... Read more

Washington Post
August 3, 2012

Still Time To Make A London Long Jump

'It’s a classic story: The host city has this expectation that the entire world’s population picks itself up and floods the gates and it never happens,' says Peggy Goldman, president of Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Smart Money
July 27, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel’s 10-Day Classic Israel Tour

Friendly Planet Travel announced today its new fully escorted 10-day Classic Israel tour Read more

Travel World News
July 17, 2012

New to Use

The Classic Israel package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $2,799 per person, double occupancy, and includes round-trip air from New York, eight nights' lodging, 13 meals and guided touring Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2012

Visit Tokyo With Friendly Planet’s Express Tour

Travelers can experience the world’s most populous metropolis on a new 7-day tour from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Travel World News
July 13, 2012

[Friendly Planet's] Taste of China tour takes you to three of the cities—with all the planning and more…

Budget Travel
July 10, 2012

News to Use

Friendly Planet Travel has a 14-night Panama Canal Cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line starting at $949 per person Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 8, 2012

South America: Ruins at Machu Picchu and Dazzling Iguazu Falls

Friendly Planet Travel offers a nine-day trip starting and ending in Lima that visits Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Read more

Los Angeles Times
July 4, 2012

Kenya Safari Express tour as a “Real Deal”

Spend a week exploring the natural splendors of Kenya with this package deal from Friendly Planet Travel, which includes safaris on both land and sea.

Budget Travel
July 3, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Offering 9-day Sensational South America Tour for $2,899

Visit two iconic destinations that define South America – Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Travel World News
July 2, 2012

A sampling of American companies offering tours to Cuba includes Friendly Planet Travel, five days from $2,099 or eight days from $2,799 including airfare from Miami. Read more

USA Today
June 22, 2012

Catching the winds of change in Cuba

“It's the shortest distance you'll ever travel to enter a completely different world," says Peggy Goldman of "people-to-people" license holder Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

USA Today
June 18, 2012

Six Overseas Vacation Destinations on the Cheap

Count Ecuador as another affordable Central American country that has been largely ignored by North American visitors. 'Ecuador is an absolute paradise for travelers seeking a strong cultural and natural adventure,' says Peggy Goldman, president of tour operator Friendly Planet Travel, Inc. Read more

FoxBusiness.com
June 15, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Offers 10-day Thailand City & Sea Tour for $1,699

Imagine exploring the best that Thailand has to offer with a visit to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Bangkok, the beautiful peaceful beachside resort of Hua Hin, and an optional extension to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city. Read more

Travel World News
June 14, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Win the World Sweepstakes

Friendly Planet Travel has awarded sweepstakes winners throughout this year to some wonderful worldly destinations. So far this year they have given away trips to South Africa, Peru, China and Turkey. There are only two months left to win one of these exciting vacations… Read more

Sweepstakes Mama
June 11, 2012

10 Days in Thailand, from $1,699 With Air, With Friendly Planet Travel

Visit Thailand for seven nights, from $1,699 per person with airfare, some meals, and transportation included in this package from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
June 10, 2012

Tokyo, Air, City Tour, 5 Nights, From $1,699 With Friendly Planet Travel

Get to know the rich culture and history of Tokyo with this travel package from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
June 8, 2012

Travel deals: the week's best:

Friendly Planet’s Taste of Greece Tour Friendly Planet is offering a $300 early-booking discount on its eight-day Taste of Greece tour Read more

Newsday
June 7, 2012

How to Wipe Out 33 Pesky Fees

Friendly Planet Travel's Peggy Goldman recommends arriving at the airport check-in a couple of hours before flight time and asking if any desirable seats are available. "Most airlines hold back as many as a third of their seats for airport check-ins," she says. Read more

Kiplinger
June 5, 2012

News to Use

Friendly Planet Travel's 11-night Incredible Thailand package starts at $1,919 per person... Read more

Hartford Courant
June 3, 2012

Traveler Visits the Real Cuba

To Cuba! So near in miles, so distant in history and political destiny. For those who would prefer more luxurious accommodations, other places licensed to offer Cuba trips include Friendly Planet Travel Read more

States Journal
June 1, 2012

Travel Deals: Vietnam, Air, Tours, 6 Nights

From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the historic temples and markets of Hanoi, this travel package from Friendly Planet Travel will give you a weeklong sampling of Vietnamese culture. Read more

Budget Travel
May 30, 2012

India: Nine Day $1,599 Taj Mahal Express Package with air from Friendly Planet

India has become of the hottest travel destinations for those looking for something different. Read more

Travel World News
May 27, 2012

Friendly Planet’s Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery Tour as one of the ‘Five Deals'

Visit Quito and San Cristobal, Isabela, and Santa Cruz Islands on this comprehensive tour of the Galapagos Islands from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
May 23, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Promotes New Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery Package

Charles Darwin’s legendary islands that inspired his theory of evolution inspired Friendly Planet Travel to create its newest tour, Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery. Read more

Travel World News
May 17, 2012

This travel deal from Friendly Planet provides a full itinerary of cultural and historical events, airfare, four nights in Havana and all necessary paperwork, for a government-approved trip to one of the Caribbean’s most unique islands… Read more

Budget Travel
May 16, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel - The Win the World Sweepstakes

One lucky winner, selected at random, will receive Friendly Planet’s Best of Turkey package for two Read more

Slick Deals
May 11, 2012

Friendly Planet Offers Authorized Travel to Cuba

After several years, Americans are again able to travel to Cuba under a new program from the U.S. Treasury Department and Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Travel World News
May 10, 2012

Group travel to Cuba is a hot ticket. The once forbidden destination of Cuba is becoming a major player in tourism. And Friendly Planet Travel is among US government approved tour operators… Read more

TravelMole
May 8, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel’s 8 Day Kenya Safari Express

According to Friendly Planet Travel the days of a rich safari adventure costing $5,000 are over. Friendly Planet has introduced an eight-day Kenya Safari Express... Read more

Travel World News
May 7, 2012

Group travel to Cuba is a hot ticket

After several years, Americans are again able to travel to Cuba under a new program from the U.S. Treasury Department and Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

TravelMole
May 7, 2012

Win a Two-Week Trip for Two to Turkey

Enter Friendly Planet's Win the World sweepstakes by May 31 for a chance to win a 14-day trip for two to Turkey. Read more

Smarter Travel
May 7, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel’s Win the World Facebook Sweeps

Phase II of Friendly Planet Travel’s “Win the World” Facebook Sweepstakes is here Read more

Just Sweep
May 7, 2012

Win one of three exotic getaways for two to Turkey, Ireland, or India from Friendly Planet Travel... Read more

Sweep Tight
May 6, 2012

Web Deals: A Taste of Turkey

The six-night A Taste of Turkey package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $1,399 per person Read more

Hartford Courant
May 6, 2012

News to Use

The six-night A Taste of Turkey package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $1,399 per person Read more

Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, travelers find Turkey, an exotic country with steep history, jaw-dropping landscape and sun-splashed beaches. Now, thanks to Friendly Planet Travel, a leading group tour operator offering exotic vacations to international destinations worldwide, travelers can get a Taste of Turkey on this 8-day tour... Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Cuba is one of the hottest travel destinations right now and thanks to Friendly Planet Travel, travelers can visit Cuba on the 5-day Discover Havana tour...and 7-day Colors of Cuba tour... Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Tour two unique Middle Eastern destinations with Friendly Planet Travel, one of the internet’s leading group travel providers. On this nine day journey, travelers will explore the epicenter of Asian modern luxury in both Dubai and Bangkok, two of the world’s most fascinating destinations not typically paired together. Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Friendly Planet Travel, a leading group tour operator, is offering their Kenya Safari Express tour. This trip includes [a] boat safari on Lake Naivasha, comprehensive sightseeing tours and game-viewing drives, experienced driver/guide and game-spotter, and comprehensive sightseeing tours in Nairobi by a local English-speaking guide. Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Medieval art, classic monuments, strong religious significance, hearty Italian meals and savory wines describe Italian culture. Thanks to Friendly Planet Travel, a leading tour operator that offers high-quality, affordable vacation packages to exotic destinations worldwide, travelers can experience the wonders of Italy with two new trips. Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Charles Darwin’s legendary islands that inspired his theory of evolution [have] inspired Friendly Planet Travel, a leading group tour operator offering affordable vacation packages to exotic destinations worldwide, to create its newest tour, Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery. This 8-day tour...takes travelers to Ecuador, one of South America’s jewels, known for its remarkable landscape, wildlife, volcanoes, cloud forests and famous Galapagos Islands. Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Friendly Planet Travel offers travelers the opportunity to explore amazingly diverse and fascinating Patagonia, a magnificent "off-the-beaten-path" region spanning portions of Chile and Argentina... Read more

LA Splash
May 3, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Promotes 8 Day Taste of Turkey Tour from $1,399

At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, travelers find Turkey, an exotic country with steep history, jaw-dropping landscape and sun-splashed beaches. Read more

Travel World News
May 2, 2012

Frommer's 5 Deals

Visit Istanbul, the Bosphorus, ancient sites, and beaches. Other highlights include stops in Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamon, the ruins of Troy, Canakkale, and the Dardanelles. Read more

Frommer’s
May 2, 2012

Top Summer Destinations: 16 Hot Spots

Summer 2012 represents a turning point for tourism to Cuba...this could possibly be the last summer that Americans are tightly restricted from visiting Cuba, or the last summer that ordinary Americans are able to easily visit Cuba. Organizations that offer tours to Cuba include...Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Frommer’s
May 2, 2012

News to Use

Friendly Planet Travel has five-night western Mediterranean cruises on Royal Caribbean International starting at $319 per person Read more

Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2012

Travel Deals: India, Air, Tours, 7 Nights, From $1,599 with Friendly Planet Travel

Book this vacation package from Friendly Planet, which includes time in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur Read more

Budget Travel
April 25, 2012

Summer Travel: Where the Deals Are…and Aren’t

Tour operator Friendly Planet Travel is offering packages starting at $1,599, which include a round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo... Read more

Wall Street Journal
April 21, 2012

Tax day deals for travelers, from Tokyo to the Tax Collector

Big refund: Go far, without spending a lot. Friendly Planet Travel offers a seven-day trip to Tokyo starting at $1,599 per person and a 14-day trip to Thailand starting at $1,919 per person. At these prices, you might have leftover spending money too. Read more

Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2012

News to Use

The 13-night Borneo Adventure package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $3,199 per person Read more

Chicago Tribune
April 15, 2012

Travel Deals: Thailand, Air, Tours, 11 Nights

Really get to know Thailand with this 11-night travel package, which starts in Bangkok and includes tours of sacred spots around the country. Read more

Budget Travel
April 13, 2012

Travel Deals: China, Air, 8 Nights, Ground Transportation, Tours

Thousands of years of Chinese history are at your fingertips with this package deal to Shanghai, Xi'an, and Beijing, three of the country’s most renowned cities. Read more

Budget Travel
April 11, 2012

Summer Hotspot: Havana, Cuba

Havana's crumbling mansions, cobblestoned streets and vibrant salsa beats have long been a mystery to Americans kept off Cuba's shores by historic trade bans. But in the past year, travel to Cuba has become much easier...Americans can visit Cuba through new authorized tours from companies like...Friendly Planet Travel… Read more

Gadling
April 11, 2012

5 Deals: Guatemala and Honduras

Visit Antigua, Chichicastenango, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City, Copan, Quirigua, Puerto Barrios, Flores, and Tikal with this package from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
April 11, 2012

Travel: 5 Places to Spend Your 2012 Tax Refund

Cuba: 8 days for $2,799 - So close and yet so far away. Friendly Planet’s "Colors of Cuba" package includes a U.S. Treasury Department license and letter of authorization plus a Cuba entrance visa… Read more

ABC News
April 11, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Cuba-Themed Book Club Event

Friendly Planet Travel, a leading full-service company...that specializes in exceptional tour deals to exotic destinations at affordable rates, invites all travel aficionadas to its quarterly book club that will offer attendees travel-related discussions, tips and more... Read more

Philadelphia Weekly
April 9, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel's Best of China and Yangtze River Cruise starts at $3,234 per person... Read more

Chicago Tribune
April 8, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Announces New Italy Programs

Medieval art, classic monuments, strong religious significance, hearty Italian meals and savory wines describe Italian culture and you can explore all of this with Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

Travel World News
April 6, 2012

Travels with Amy: Today I'd go...to China

This week, Friendly Planet has a pretty great deal to China that has me thinking a trip there might be possible. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 5, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Win the World Sweepstakes

The first phase of the Sweepstakes will be conducted between 12:00 pm on January 3, 2012 and 11:59 pm on March 31, 2012 Read more

Slick Deals
March 31, 2012

$1,799 China Delight Package Offered by Friendly Planet Travel

As one of the oldest nations in the world, China’s history dates back 5,000 years. And now, travelers will be able to visit this country’s major attractions plus a few hidden gems with Friendly Planet Travel’s 11-day China Delight tour, starting at 1,799. Read more

Travel World News
March 30, 2012

A deal I’d do: India

India’s hot. Interesting. Exotic. And evolving. The huge changes are one reason I’m interested in getting back to India sometime soon with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

NorthJersey.com
March 21, 2012

Dark tourism

Peggy Goldman, president of Friendly Planet Travel, wrote “For the safety of our customers, we tend to avoid travel to destinations hat have recently experienced disaster. Read more

Travel Weekly
March 20, 2012

Friendly Planet’s Tokyo Express tour as one of the ‘Five Deals'

Spend five nights at Keio Plaza Hotel, in the Shinjuku neighborhood within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and tourist attractions with this package from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
March 14, 2012

Discount Travel Deals

Explore two of Thailand's most fascinating cities with this package from Friendly Planet. Read more

Independent Traveler
March 13, 2012

Friendly Planet's Facebook Sweepstakes Could Send You to China

If you've been hoping to experience China for yourself, enter Friendly Planet's China in the World Sweepstakes. Read more

About.com
March 10, 2012

Tokyo: Seven-day tour with airfare from L.A.

Tokyo Express from Friendly Planet Travel is just that: a quick trip to the Japanese capital that hits the highlights in just seven days... Read more

Los Angeles Times
March 9, 2012

Win a trip to China on Friendly Planet Travel Sweepstakes

Friendly Planet Travel agency is organizing the Win the World Sweepstakes on Facebook and is giving away the chance to win a tour package for two to China! Read more

Contest The Heat
March 7, 2012

Travel Deal: Dubai & Bangkok

Split your time between two of the world's most vibrant cities when you book this travel package. Read more

Budget Travel
March 6, 2012

Cruising for a Good Deal? Friendly Planet’s Hot Travel Spots

Friendly Planet Travel is offering hot cruise deals this week. The travel company offers packages leaving from airports around the United States or directly from port if passengers are in the featured city. Come on in, the deals are fine. Read more

Examiner.com
March 2, 2012

Taj Mahal Express tour as one of the 'Five Deals’

Visit the Taj Mahal and India's Golden Triangle with stops in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur with this deal from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
February 29, 2012

News to Use

Friendly Planet Travel has a 10-night Mediterranean cruise on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth in November Read more

Chicago Tribune
February 18, 2012

Should You Travel To Myanmar

We’re sometimes so quick to call a travel destination "a land of contradictions," the phrase has all but lost its meaning. Except, maybe, where Myanmar is concerned. Tour packages from operators such as Friendly Planet can take you there Read more

Budget Travel
February 17, 2012

Cuba people-to-people tours: So nice to meet you, Havana

All I had to do was sign up for a tour with Friendly Planet. Because regular folks — see me, over here, U.S. girl waving at you from the Malecon — can now visit Cuba Read more

Washington Post
February 14, 2012

Travel Contests: Peru, Crazy Carry-On, & US Virgin Islands

Win a trip to Peru: 12-day tour valued at more than $6,400 from Friendly Planet Read more

Johnny Jet
February 13, 2012

I was an American tourist in a Communist country. To preempt your interrogation: No, I didn’t sneak in through Canada or Cancun. Nor did I have to pose as a soprano to join a touring choral group or stock up on socks to distribute on a humanitarian mission. All I had to do was sign up for a tour with Friendly Planet… The Friendly Planet itinerary, packed with homegrown and institutionalized goodies, kept us busy from breakfast till dinner… Read more

Washington Post
February 4, 2012

Cuba People-To-People Tours: So Nice to Meet You, Havana

Cuba: How to travel there and tips for your journey from operators such as Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Washington Post
February 2, 2012

Travel Deals: India, Air, 6 Nights, From $1,499 With Friendly Planet Travel

Discover India’s cultural centers on this classic, guided itinerary from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
January 25, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel, a leading tour operator of high-quality, affordable vacation packages to exotic destinations worldwide is offering a sweepstakes for a chance of your lifetime prizes. Enter the “Win the World” sweepstakes on Facebook, and you could win one of six Friendly Planet trips to exotic destinations worldwide. Share the sweepstakes with your Facebook friends, to gain additional entries into the sweepstakes. Read more

Mommies With Cents
January 24, 2012

Friendly Planet “Win the World” Sweepstakes

You could win 1 of 6 trips to Africa, Peru, China, Turkey, Ireland or India with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Cheap Is the New Classy
January 23, 2012

A Big Question Hovers Over The Cruise Industry

Peggy Goldman, owner of Friendly Planet Travel in Jenkintown, Pa., said she had a few calls from customers asking about safety issues but no cancellations so far. Read more

Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2012

Costa Concordia: Language Barriers Exacerbated Crisis For Survivors

Peggy Goldman, owner of Friendly Planet Travel, says her company used to sell a lot of spaces on Costa Cruises. But she stopped a few years back—not for safety reasons but because of complaints from clientele who found it difficult to communicate with others aboard ship. Read more

Los Angeles Times
January 18, 2012

We all have dream vacations. For most of us, they are exotic places we will never be able to afford on our own…unless we win them in a contest. And maybe you can do just that by becoming a fan of Friendly Planet Travel’s Facebook page. They are giving away six exotic vacations this year… Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 18, 2012

Win the World with Friendly Planet Travel’s Facebook Sweeps

Enter the “Win the World” sweepstakes on Facebook, by liking Friendly Planet Travel’s Facebook page at facebook.com/friendlyplanettravel. Read more

Just Sweep
January 17, 2012

Win the World Sweepstakes – Win a vacation tour package

Head over to the Friendly Planet Facebook page Read more

Queen Bee Coupons
January 13, 2012

"Win the World" Sweepstakes

Friendly Planet Travel's "Win the World" Sweepstakes is Giving Away 6 Exotic Getaways for 2 Read more

Macaroni Kids
January 13, 2012

Anglophile Alert: Win A Trip to South Africa

Friendly Planet Travel is running a sweepstakes on Facebook Read more

Anglotopia
January 13, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Win the World Sweepstakes

One prize will be awarded during each of the six drawings. Read more

Free Stuff Times
January 13, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Win the World Sweepstakes

The first phase of the Sweepstakes will be conducted between 12:00 pm on January 3, 2012 and 11:59 pm on March 31, 2012. Read more

Red Flag Deals
January 13, 2012

Win one of three exotic getaways for two from Friendly Planet Travel... Read more

Sweep Tight
January 13, 2012

Friendly Planet Win the World Sweepstakes Ends 7/31/12

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 6 dream vacations for two in the Friendly Planet sweepstakes. Read more

Sweetie Sweeps
January 11, 2012

Win a 13-Day South Africa Tour for Two

Enter Friendly Planet Travel's "Win the World" South Africa sweepstakes by January 31 for a chance to win a 13-day South African tour for two people Read more

Smarter Travel
January 11, 2012

Win a 13-Day South Africa Tour for 2

Enter Friendly Planet Travel's "Win the World" South Africa sweepstakes by January 31 for a chance to win a 13-day South African tour for two people Read more

Frequent Flier
January 11, 2012

Friendly Planet Travel Cracks the Myanmar Mystery, Launches Mystical Myanmar Tour

With international sanctions slowly easing and Myanmar getting some much-needed attention from travel professionals, travel operators like Friendly Planet Travel are making inroads into the country Read more

About.com
January 11, 2012

Travel Deals: Thailand, Air, 6 Nights, From $1,099

Discover Thailand’s bustling capital, beautiful beaches, and ancient ruins with this classic itinerary from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
January 10, 2012

Enter to Win a 13-Day Best of South Africa tour worth more than $8,500

Enter Friendly Planet’s “Win the World” sweepstakes on Facebook and you and a friend could win one of six Friendly Planet trips to exotic destinations worldwide Read more

Deals 4 Dummies
January 5, 2012

5 Deals: Rome and Florence

Visit Rome and Florence for nine-days on the Incredible Italy tour from Friendly Planet Read more

Frommer’s
December 21, 2011

News to Use

The Mystical Myanmar package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $2,799 per person Read more

Chicago Tribune
December 16, 2011

Euro Woes A Boon For Travelers?

Flights to Europe aren’t much cheaper now, but once there tourists can find deals on hotels, food and trips within the Continent, says Peggy Goldman, president of Friendly Planet Travel tour operator. “Once travelers land in a major European hub some the best deals can be scored flying on budget airlines within Europe,” she says Read more

Smart Money
December 14, 2011

News to Use

Take a three-night Bahamas cruise on Royal Caribbean with this deal from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2011

5 Deals: Barcelona and Costa Brava

Spend seven nights in Barcelona and Costa Brava with this package from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
December 7, 2011

5 Deals: Thailand

Spend nine-day exploring Thailand starting at just $1,199 with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
November 23, 2011

Holiday Travel and Leisure Gifts 2011

Friendly Planet Travel’s nine-day Taste of Thailand tour takes travelers through the heart of Southeast Asia, while exploring the country’s modern day marvels as well as the ancient ruins and temples of Thailand. Read more

LA Splash
November 22, 2011

Holiday Travel and Leisure Gifts 2011

Friendly Planet Travel’s Taste of China tour brings travelers to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and more with an affordable eight-night, three-city tour package... Read more

LA Splash
November 22, 2011

Holiday Travel and Leisure Gifts 2011

Friendly Planet Travel’s Best of Guatemala and Honduras tour gives travelers the opportunity to experience the untamed nature and impressive sites of Guatemala and Honduras Read more

LA Splash
November 22, 2011

Holiday Travel and Leisure Gifts 2011

Friendly Planet Travel is among the first tour operators to authorize travel programs to Cuba. The company is organizing and operating the five-day Discover Havana program... Read more

LA Splash
November 22, 2011

News to use

The Kenya Safari Express package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $1,999... Read more

Chicago Tribune
November 19, 2011

5 Deals: Thailand

Starting at $1,599, spending 14 days in Thailand with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
November 9, 2011

Borneo & Bangkok, Air, 8 Nights, From $1,999

Discover the lush jungle trails of Borneo—and visit a park full of monkeys on this tour from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
November 3, 2011

India & Nepal, Air, 12 Nights, From $2,799

Here's a trip from Friendly Planet that covers so much sacred ground Read more

Budget Travel
November 1, 2011

As one of a handful of travel operators who have been granted a people-to-people license, Friendly Planet Travel will be operating two educational trips to Cuba that will allow people to immerse themselves in Cuban culture as well as learn about the country's past, present, and future... Read more

Gadling
October 31, 2011

Friendly Planet is the latest tour operator to offer people-to-people programs to Cuba… Read more

Travel Weekly
October 27, 2011

Now, from an unexpected source, never before associated with Cuba, namely Friendly Planet, comes a reasonable package… Read more

Frommer’s
October 27, 2011

5 Deals: Guatemala and Honduras

Spend 11-days exploring Guatemala and Honduras with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
October 19, 2011

3 South American Tours to Rio and Beyond

This tour from Friendly Planet includes a visit to Corcovado, a tour of Rio, and an excursion to the Hippie Fair and Craft Market in Ipanema. I’ve been impressed with the high-quality, affordable vacation packages they offer to some of the most exotic destinations around the world… Read more

Traveling with MJ
October 15, 2011

New to Use

The Sensational South America package from Friendly Planet Travel visits Lima, Peru; Iguazu Falls, on the border between Argentina and Brazil; Cuzco, Peru; and Machu Picchu, Peru Read more

Chicago Tribune
October 7, 2011

5 Deals: Borneo and Bangkok

Spend 11-days exploring Borneo, Bangkok and more on this tour from Friendly Planet Read more

Frommer’s
October 5, 2011

Ecuador, Air, 7 Nights, from $1,299

This package from Friendly Planet covers the flight, seven nights' hotel accommodations, plus 20 meals, all ground transportation—including round-trip airport transfers and cross-country sightseeing Read more

Budget Travel
October 4, 2011

Turkey: Weeklong Tour For Less Than $1,600

Explore temples in Ephesus and Pergamon and much more on this inexpensive package tour from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Chicago Tribune
October 4, 2011

Experience a new culture and enjoy all Turkey has to offer with this exciting excursion from Friendly Planet Travel. Read more

PeterGreenberg.com
September 29, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel has put together a South American tour of some of the biggest attractions, including Machu Picchu in Peru and Iguazu Falls in Brazil... Read more

Frommer’s
September 26, 2011

Spain, Air, 7 Nights, From $1,049

Soak up some sun and culture during a weeklong stay on Spain’s Costa Brava with Friendly Planet Read more

Budget Travel
September 22, 2011

5 Deals: Ecuador

Starting in Quito, this package from Friendly Planet visits Otavalo, Baños, the Amazon rain forest, a waterfall in El Paillion del Diablo, and Cotopaxi National Park Read more

Frommer’s
September 21, 2011

Dubai: The Ultimate VIP Experience

Friendly Planet’s Peggy Goldman writes about Dubai as a hot, up and coming destination for travelers looking to experience luxury. Read more

Just Luxe
September 15, 2011

Smart Deal of the Week: Eight Days in Ecuador

Friendly Planet...generally puts together well-priced packages that have tons of added value: meals, tours, admission to sites and attractions, and then some. This one is for...travel to Ecuador from $1,299 per person. Read more

Frommer’s
August 28, 2011

New to Use

Friendly Planet Travel has a 14-night Panama Canal Cruise from Carnival Cruise Line Read more

Chicago Tribune
August 26, 2011

Budget Priced 10-Day Exploration of China’s Delights

Tour company Friendly Planet Travel, known for their very competitively priced tour packages that include round trip air, offers a new China option—the 10-day Exploration of China’s Delights... Read more

Traveling with MJ
August 23, 2011

India, Air, 7 Nights, From $1,599

Explore India's Golden Triangle, including the Taj Mahal, the Pink City, and the bustling capital, New Delhi with this package from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
August 22, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel Introduces 10-day Exploration of China’s Delights

Friendly Planet Travel’s newest tour to China packs the sights, sounds, and comforts of its wildly popular Taste of China and Best of China & Yangtze River tour packages into an incredible itinerary that’s even easier on the wallet... Read more

Travel World News
August 18, 2011

Here’s an awesome six-night deal from Friendly Planet Travel where you fly through Istanbul…

Smarter Travel
August 12, 2011

Add Friendly Planet to the slowly expanding list of tour operators that will be offering extensive tour programs to Cuba…

The Ledger
August 11, 2011

Kenya, Air/Safari/6 Nights, From $1,999

Scratch one off your bucket list with this weeklong tour of Kenya, from the big city to the Big Five with Friendly Planet... Read more

Budget Travel
August 11, 2011

5 Deals: Thailand

Spend nine-days on the Taste of Thailand tour with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
August 10, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel unveiled a 10-day China's Delights program that is designed to appeal to budget-conscious clients. Read more

Travel Pulse
August 9, 2011

News to Use

Friendly Planet Travel has two 14-night Panama Canal cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line starting as low as $1,099 per person Read more

Baltimore Sun
July 31, 2011

News to Use

If you're still able to squeeze in a vacation this summer, Friendly Planet Travel has a seven-night Northern Europe cruise on Royal Caribbean... Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 23, 2011

With Friendly Planet Travel you can “travel the length of Thailand, from the country’s capital in Bangkok, to Chiang Rai in the north, on a 14-day tour for prices starting at $1,599 per person…

Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2011

News to Use

The nine-day Costa Rica Pura Vida package from Friendly Planet Travel starts at $1,249 per person... Read more

Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2011

Add Friendly Planet to the slowly-expanding list of tour operators that will be offering extensive tour programs to Cuba….” Unlike Insight Cuba, which does not yet offer airfare in the price of its recently announced program to Cuba, Friendly Planet does include a round-trip charter flight from Miami and Havana… Read more

Frommer’s
July 14, 2011

Channel Darwin on this adventure from Friendly Planet to one of the world’s most ecologically unique—and historically important—archipelagos. Read more

Budget Travel
July 13, 2011

Frommer's 5 Deals

Experience the highlights of Costa Rica on this seven-day tour from Friendly Planet Travel... Read more

Frommer’s
July 6, 2011

What’s the Deal: Galapagos Islands Express

With Friendly Planet Travel, take a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos starting at $1,999 per person double — a savings of more than $500 over the usual cost. Read more

Washington Post
July 1, 2011

Travel Deal of the Week: Save $500 on Galapagos Packages

Friendly Planet Travel is currently running a special on its Galapagos Island Express package, with savings of up to $500 per person. Read more

Independent Traveler
June 28, 2011

Father's Day Travel & Leisure Gifts

Friendly Planet's Kenya Safari Express takes you on tours through Nairobi to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, and makes for a perfect Father's day gift... Read more

LA Splash
June 20, 2011

Father's Day Travel & Leisure Gifts

Just in time for Father's Day, Friendly Planet Travel released their latest 9-day Taste of Thailand deal...including round trip airfare, meals, transfers, and optional guided sightseeing tours to Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai. Read more

LA Splash
June 20, 2011

Travel & Leisure Gifts - Travel & Leisure Gift Guide Roundup for 2012

Friendly Planet Travel offers travelers the opportunity to explore amazingly diverse and fascinating Patagonia, a magnificent "off-the-beaten-path" region spanning portions of Chile and Argentina Read more

LA Splash
May 23, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel is offering $300 off its eight-day Kenya Safari Express package. Discounted rate starts at $2,099... Read more

Washington Post
May 22, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel's Ecuador Tour as a Top Summer Vacation

This 7-night, all-inclusive tour including airfare from Miami to Ecuador for $1,299 per person Read more

Payson Roundup
May 19, 2011

Friendly Planet's Kenya Safari Express one of Frommer's '5 Deals'

Arriving in Nairobi on Turkish Airlines, this trip from Friendly Planet starts off with local sightseeing before visiting Lake Naivishi and the Masai Mara... Read more

Frommer’s
May 18, 2011

Discount Travel Deals: Namibia

Discover the natural beauty of Namibia on this 11-night vacation package from Friendly Planet Travel starting at $4,599, including taxes and fees...

Independent Traveler
May 9, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel's Deals for Mother Day

Exotic Ecuador tour includes roundtrip flights from Miami, great hotels, most meals, and a fully-guided touring program, all for unbeatable prices Read more

LA Splash
May 5, 2011

Deals from Friendly Planet routinely deliver great value. This Taste of Thailand tour is no exception… Read more

Frommer’s
May 4, 2011

Six-Night Thailand Trip, from $1,399 With Air, With Friendly Planet Travel

Simplify your vacation planning with this affordable Thailand package from Friendly Planet, which includes airfare, six nights' hotel, sightseeing, and an English-speaking guide Read more

Frommer’s
April 29, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel offers seven-night Ecuador tour

Friendly Planet Travel unveiled a seven-night, all-inclusive vacation to Ecuador, including airfare from Miami and superior hotel accommodations, for $1,299 Read more

Travel Weekly
April 22, 2011

News to Use:

Friendly Planet Travel's Taj Mahal Express package in India includes seven nights' lodging in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur from $1,349 per person Read more

Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel's Best of India & Nepal as one the 'Five Deals'

Visit Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, and Kathmandu on this package tour that includes sightseeing and accommodations at mostly four-star properties Read more

Frommer’s
April 20, 2011

Turkey, Air/12 Nights, From $1,699, With Friendly Planet Travel

Save $300 off this comprehensive, activity-packed tour of ancient treasures, colorful bazaars, and Mediterranean beaches Read more

Budget Travel
April 12, 2011

Ecuador, Air/7 Nights, From $1,299, With Friendly Planet Travel

Tour Quito’s old town, explore Otavalo’s bustling market, and canoe down the Napo River on this weeklong adventure Read more

Budget Travel
April 5, 2011

Ecuador: Explore the Andes and more for 8 days with Friendly Planet Travel

The Exotic Ecuador tour is a mix of culture and natural wonders that includes airfare; transportation; hotels; tours; most meals and more Read more

Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel has some extraordinarily well-priced tours…

Chicago Tribune & MSNBC
April 5, 2011

Trimming the Cost of an Asia Trip

10-day Taste of China Tour offered by Friendly Planet Travel costs a few hundred dollars less in April, when the weather is milder, than during peak summer season... Read more

San Jose Mercury News
March 27, 2011

Traveler anxiety soaring in the wake of Japan nuclear crisis

Friendly Planet Travel’s Peggy Goldman comments on how she may have to postpone tours to Japan Read more

Travel Weekly
March 18, 2011

Saving Money on a Trip to Asia

The 10-day Taste of China Tour offered by Friendly Planet Travel, costs $1,649... Read more

New York Times
March 16, 2011

Friendly Planet offers $300 early bird discount off this wildlife adventure in Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara. Read more

Budget Travel
March 15, 2011

• Friendly Planet Travel Costa Rica Package as Top Travel Bargain of the Week

With Friendly Planet Travel, take a six-night trip from Washington to Costa Rica starting at $1,044 per person Read more

Washington Post
March 11, 2011

India, Air/6 Nights, from $1,249, With Friendly Planet Travel

Friendly Planet’s trip through India’s “Golden Triangle” of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, includes a guided tour of the Taj Mahal Read more

Budget Travel
March 1, 2011

Costa Rica, Air/6 Nights, From $899, With Friendly Planet Travel

Enjoy this three-stop tour of San José, Arenal, and Monteverde with Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
February 28, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel Package as Top Travel Bargain of the Week

With Friendly Planet Travel, a nine-day trip to India starts at $1,249 per person double Read more

Washington Post
February 25, 2011

News to Use: Beautiful Bhutan

Friendly Planet Travel's Beautiful Bhutan package starts at $4,299 per person, and includes round-trip air, 11 nights' lodging, meals and guided tours Read more

Chicago Tribune
February 25, 2011

Family Spring Break Adventure to Costa Rice with Friendly Planet Travel

Commune with the monkeys in Costa Rica. Friendly Planet Travel has some extraordinarily well-priced tours Read more

MSNBC
February 23, 2011

Costa Rica seems to be one of those places our readers can’t get enough of, and Friendly Planet knows it, too. Read more

Frommer’s
February 21, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel's Costa Rica Package as one of the 'Five Deals'

Starting in the capital city of San Jose, this trip visits inland rain forests and important geological sites Read more

Frommer’s
February 16, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel's Turkey Package as one of the 'Five Deals'

Friendly Planet offers round-trip airfare from New York City, hotel accommodations in four- and five-star properties, transportation, breakfast, sightseeing, and more Read more

Frommer’s
February 15, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel Offers Tips for Cancelled Tours and Upcoming Trips to Egypt

“Reputable tour operators will gladly refund customers whenever they can,” says Peggy Goldman of Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
February 11, 2011

Eight-Night Costa Rica Vacation, from $1,149 with Air, With Friendly Planet Travel

Book this Costa Rica package, which includes eight nights' hotel, flights, and transfers, from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Frommer’s
February 11, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel offers Tips for those traveling amid turmoil

Peggy Goldman has been in the travel business for 30 years and has had to contend with her share of overseas crises Read more

The Intelligencer
February 6, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel recounts Egypt travel ordeal

Goldman's travelers were among the thousands of Americans caught in Egypt when hundreds of thousands of protesters Read more

USA Today
February 4, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel Brings Travelers Home from Egypt

Peggy Goldman has been working to bring Americans home from Friendly Planet Travels tour to Egypt Read more

FOXNews.com LIVE
February 3, 2011

Q&A with Peggy Goldman of Friendly Planet Travel, on Evacuating Current Tour Groups in Egypt

Friendly Planet Travel had tours on the ground in Egypt when the current political situation broke out Read more

Adventure Travel
February 3, 2011

Friendly Planet Travel's Ecuador Package as Ten places You Never Thought You Could Afford

Adventure on a budget beckons in Ecuador, where you'll find the wonders of the Amazon, World Heritage cities, and volcanoes Read more

USA Today
January 28, 2011

Action-Packed Vacations Don't Have to Break the Bank: Tips from Friendly Planet Travel

“Every destination has the ability to transform itself into a wonderful active adventure, sometimes easily and sometimes with creativity,” says Friendly Planet Travel’s Peggy Goldman Read more

Fox Business
January 24, 2011

Tours and Cruises: Friendly Planet Travel's "Taj Mahal Express"

Friendly Planet Travel’s tour explores India's Golden Triangle, including the nation's capital city and some of the world's greatest manmade landmarks Read more

Los Angeles Times
January 22, 2011

Top Travel Bargains of the Week

Book a Taste of China tour with Friendly Planet Travel by Jan. 12 and receive a $300 per-person discount... Read more

Washington Post
January 1, 2011

New Deals and Discounts for Tours to Asia

Tour Operator Friendly Planet is helping travelers visit two of Malaysia’s most exotic destinations — Borneo and Bangkok — for rates as low as $1,799 per person Read more

Travel Age West
November 15, 2010

Enjoy a Ten Day Taste of China for only $999 through Friendly Planet Travel

This week, Planet Travel unveiled an ultra-low-cost vacation deal to China... Read more

Examiner.com
October 23, 2010

Discover: Borneo 15-Day Adventure w/Tours, Meals & Air from $2,999

Friendly Planet’s 15-day trip to Borneo is priced from $2,999 per person, with round-trip airfare from Los Angeles Read more

Sherman’s Travel
July 19, 2010

Travel tips for countries where cash, not credit, dominates payments

Peggy Goldman of Friendly Planet Travel talks about traveling to countries where cash ‘dominates payments’ Read more

CreditCards.com
June 30, 2010

Travel Deal: Taste of Thailand

Friendly Planet Travel resumes tours to Thailand, starting with its Taste of Thailand tour

Wall Street Journal
June 24, 2010

Thailand: The land of smiles – grins and bears it

It is a welcome sign to see Friendly Planet, one of the worlds biggest tour operators, re-enter the troubled country for the first time since the crisis began Read more

Tourism of Cambodia
June 23, 2010

$999 – Thailand 3-City Escorted Tour incl. Air

The $999 Taste of Thailand amalgamation from Friendly Planet includes air, hotel, touring and more Read more

HotelFlightCar.com
June 23, 2010

Explore Thailand with Friendly Planet Travel

Friendly Planet’s Taste of Thailand tour explores Bangkok and more...

Conde Nast Traveler
June 16, 2010

Guided tours of Thailand

Friendly Planet presents this nine-day guided tour of Thailand’s treasures Read more

USA Today
June 12, 2010

Friendly Planet Travel is offering its 10-day Taste of China tour for $1,099 per person... Read more

Travel Age West
June 4, 2010

Friendly Planet Travel Offers China Program from $1,099

Friendly Planet Travel, an online group travel provider, is offering its Taste of China tour for $1,099. Read more

Agent@Home Magazine
May 12, 2010

Real Deal: Dubai

Visit Dubai with Friendly Planet’s Dazzling Dubai package

Budget Travel
May 6, 2010

6 Tips to Surviving Group-Tour Travel

Spending the week in India — traveling to Agra, Delhi and Jaipur — with the Friendly Planet group was completely worth the money Read more

Redbook
May 4, 2010

Tours of a Lifetime

Friendly Planet Travel’s Borneo Adventure is one of National Geographic Traveler’s tours of a lifetime

National Geographic Traveler
May 1, 2010

Travel Deal: Dubai

Visit the luxurious country of Dubai with Friendly Planet Travel

ABC News
April 5, 2010

Travel Deals: Guided Tours of Dubai

Friendly Planet Travel, a tour operator based in Pennsylvania, is offering a six-day Dazzling Dubai sightseeing tour starting at $1,499 Read more

New York Times
March 26, 2010

Deals: Visit the Taj Mahal or ski New Hampshire

Friendly Planet Travel's six-night "Taj Mahal Express" package is on sale for $1,099 Read more

Newsday
February 4, 2010

Friendly Planet Travel Speaks at The Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show

Friendly Planet Travel's Peggy Goldman will show how to compare offers to get the best deal Read more

The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 22, 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show Features Friendly Planet Travel China Trip Drawing

A Taste of China tour or Taj Mahal Express tour with accommodations handpicked by Friendly Planet Travel’s experts as prizes to attendees Read more

Travel Pulse
January 20, 2010

Friendly Planet Travel at The Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show

Guest speakers will include Peggy Goldman, founder of Friendly Planet Travel, based in Jenkintown Read more

The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 16, 2010

Cuba, Air, Tours, 4 Nights, From $2,099 from Friendly Planet Travel

See historic Havana and Hemingway's haunts with this (legal) vacation package to Cuba from Friendly Planet Travel Read more

Budget Travel
May 16, 2002

Today I’d go…to Ireland

Friendly Planet Travel is taking part in Ireland’s Gathering, a year-long celebration of Irish ancestry, with its latest deal – the nine-day Fitzgerald Clan Gathering in Ireland tour, starting at $3,099.

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