Kensington Tours has announced a partnership with AncestryProGenealogists to offer a new travel experience called Personal Heritage Journeys, which is designed to provide people with personal, in-depth and privately guided exploration of their family’s roots.
Each once-in-a-lifetime travel experience is built through close collaboration of a Kensington Tours’ Destination Expert and a dedicated professional genealogist and family history expert from AncestryProGenealogists.
Working with the ancestry genealogist and their detailed research of each unique family tree, the Destination Expert creates a personalized itinerary around the most meaningful places and moments of their past.
With the individual’s goals as the top priority, the entire trip is privately guided by local experts in history and culture.
The AncestryProGenealogists expert will even accompany the trip for an added depth of knowledge and a richer experience.
Travel advisors can also book with confidence knowing that their clients will have access to Kensington Tours’ 24/7, single-point-of-contact support.
Bringing family stories to life
The goal is to make each person’s family story come to life in a unique and powerful way, based on the strengths and values of two exceptional brands.
For over 30 years, Ancestry has been a trusted partner to millions of people on their journeys of personal discovery.
With the world’s largest collection of online records, cutting-edge DNA ethnicity testing, and world-class ProGenealogists researchers, Ancestry is the industry leader in family history.
For well over a decade, Kensington Tours has been crafting custom private-guided travel for tens of thousands of clients.
Their award-winning team of Destination Experts create memorable experiences with exceptional attention to detail, earning industry-leading satisfaction scores.
“We want to connect people to their roots in a profound way,” said Helen Giontsis, president of Kensington Tours. “Personal Heritage Journeys let clients bring their family’s past to life. Combining the expertise of AncestryProGenealogists and Kensington Tours’ Destination Experts and local private guides, as well as unbeatable 24/7 support, clients will be able to vividly explore the world of their ancestors. They’ll touch the same stones, walk the same streets, hear their stories, and feel their heritage in a meaningful way.”
Destination Experts will carefully work with AncestryProGenealogists to ensure that each important site gets the full attention it deserves.
They also continually consult the client throughout the process, to make sure that their needs and wishes are met around the pace of travel, thoughtful accommodations, and private transportation.
“We’re thrilled to offer a richer, more authentic experience of discovering your personal family history in partnership with Kensington Tours,” said Danamichele Brennen, General Manager of AncestryProGenealogists. “The detailed family tree that our expert ProGenealogists carefully develop can evoke so much curiosity. Retracing the steps of our ancestors to gain a deeper understanding of their stories and culture can strengthen our sense of belonging and shape our future.”
Personal Heritage Journeys can be created for any destination globally, but specific countries – Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ghana, and Japan – have thought-starter itineraries pre-developed to inspire clients and help them plan their own journey.
Other destinations, such as New York, Quebec and more, will follow.
As a trade incentive, travel agents can earn a bonus of up to $200 per booking for any trips booked before March 31, 2021, paid out after initial deposit in prepaid VISA gift cards, for travel in 2021 and 2022.
Clients who book before April 30, 2021 have the flexibility of knowing that, for any reason, they may postpone their trip or cancel it for a 100% future travel credit. Their travel investment is always fully protected, including airfare. No strings attached.
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