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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Insight Vacations has launched a new 12-day itinerary, Venice & The Croatian Coast, A Women’s-Only Tour as part of its Wander Women series of journeys created for women, by women.

The trip will take place in summer 2022 and will offer travel experiences that cater to the diverse interests of female clients and introduce guests to women in communities across Croatia. The first women’s-only trip, Inspirational India, was launched last year and is set to depart in October 2021, which has booking availability.

This women’s-only guided tour, which is available with limited space as a single departure date, begins in Venice and ventures across the Dalmatian coast. The journey includes three new #MakeTravelMatter Experiences designed to uplift local women in their communities and ensure Insight’s travels are used as a force for good while supporting the United Nations’ Global Goals.

Below are the three Make Travel Matter Experiences on this journey:

DEŠA Regional Centre, Dubrovnik
Guests will visit the workshop of DEŠA (humanitarian and peace organization), founded in 1993. DEŠA helps women and their families, including refugees, better cope with various hardships and challenges, by promoting traditional cuisine and small handicrafts through their workshop.

AR Art Studio, Gruda Croatia
In the heart of the Konvale region, clients will meet artist Antonia Rusković Radonić at her studio, who is working to preserve the local silk traditions and embroidery techniques originating in the 15th century. She is also hosting various educational programs and is helping to re-introduce men’s and women’s traditional folk costumes.

Tara Community Centre, Plitvice Croatia
In the Plitvice Lakes area, clients will learn about women’s economic empowerment in the region and meet the women of the Tara Community Centre who create traditional handicrafts, enabling employment and community engagement. The collective consists mostly of older women, many of whom were refugees. They are keen to educate visitors about their local traditions and share their personal stories.

Women's Only
Céline Cousteau.

Also, TreadRight ‘Planet’ Ambassador and environmentalist Celine Cousteau will be a special guest on the Croatia trip. She helps amplify women’s achievements as a documentary filmmaker and director.

“Our newest Wander Women Croatia journey will highlight our meaningful #MakeTravelMatter Experiences where like-minded female guests can personally connect with outstanding local women and spend time with our inspiring TreadRight ‘Planet’ Ambassador, Céline Cousteau,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, global CEO for Insight Vacations, in a press release statement.

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