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#MakeMemoriesMonday  |  May 21st, 2018


2018's Taste of Scotland - 5 Day Vacation Package

  • 5 Days - July 1, 2018 Starting at $1,319 per person

  • 5 Days - July 24, 2018 Starting at $1,319 per person

  • 5 Days - August 28, 2018 Starting at $1,440 per person


  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries

  • Welcome get-together drink with your group

  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way

  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized

  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Loch Ness Cruise

  • Provand's Lordship

  • St Andrews

Dining Experiences:

  • Three dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh.


  • Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central Glasgow (1 night)

  • Muthu Newton Hotel Nairn (1 night)

  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Edinburgh (2 nights)



Tour begins 2:30 PM, Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow -- a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. See George Square with its ornate City Chambers and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (Dinner Included)

Travel alongside Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Treat yourself to Scottish goods at a woollen mill. Keep your camera handy as you embark on a Loch Ness cruise before heading to Nairn. (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Go behind the scenes to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a sample at Blair Athol Distillery. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf, and enjoy time exploring independently. In Edinburgh your gracious manor house hotel is set on four square kilometers with two golf courses and spa facilities. Get ready for festive Scottish evening dinner and a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing. (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Explore the main sights of central Edinburgh – the bustling Princes Street, the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town, and the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Tour Edinburgh Castle and marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The rest of the day is free. On July 31 to August 21 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (Breakfast Included)

Your tour ends after breakfast. (Breakfast Included)


Exclusive rates start at $1,319.00 USD per person (Land only)

**If you choose a land only tour, book your flights from North America one day earlier than the tour start date. If you book an air-inclusive tour, the system will automatically choose a date prior to land start day and based on lowest available prices with a preferred airline carrier.



To book these exclusive rates, 

Call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300 to book, or email us at





#TravelQuoteTuesday  |  May 15th, 2018




It's #TravelQuoteTuesday!




It's #TravelQuoteTuesday! Today's quote,

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." ― Anatole France



#DestinationWednesday  |  May 9th, 2018





Welcome to Bali! - Exclusive Savings!


Stay 7 nights or more at select hotels and resorts in Bali and we'll take $500 off your stay instantly!


Stay at one property or a combination for an exciting Balinese experience!








For a full list of select hotels and resorts, please contact Preferred Travel Services

For additional booking information,
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#TravelTipThursday  |  May 17th, 2018

6 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

Travel insurance can seem like just one more expense, and many travelers ask the question why buy travel insurance and why get travel insurance?


1. You need to cancel your trip

What happens if someone gets sick and can’t travel, a parent dies, you’re required to work, or your house floods?

With trip cancellation coverage, you’ll be able to recover your out-of-pocket expenses for these covered reasons and more.


2. Your flight is canceled

After attending the family reunion, you arrive at the airport to return home and are told tornadoes have canceled all flights through Dallas. Who will help you find a new flight to return home?

With trip interruption coverage, you’ll have the money to refund the expenses of a new return ticket or to stay in a comfortable hotel.


3. A hurricane damages your destination

You saved all year for a summer vacation to Aruba, but a hurricane destroys the hotel a week before you depart. Will you lose all the money you worked so hard to save?

With travel insurance protection for weather damage, you’ll be able to recover your pre-paid costs. Travel assistance services will also help you arrange a vacation at a new location – one the hurricane missed.


4. You get sick or injured on your trip

You and your friends have planned a hiking trip to climb Machu Picchu since college. After your first night in Lima, you wake with severe stomach pains and a high fever. You cannot start your hike. Instead, you need emergency medical care – and quick.

With travel medical coverage, you won’t be paying a huge medical bill. You’ll also have assistance services –  in your own language – to locate a suitable medical facility and arrange transportation.


5. Your baggage is delayed or lost

Your special day has finally arrived – a wedding at a beach side resort. Unfortunately, the airline made a mistake and your baggage will be delayed. Luckily you’ve got the dress and the rings, but what about your other clothes, shoes, toothpaste, and personal items?

With coverage for delayed bags, you can relax. The service hot-line will help you recover your bags. You’ll also be reimbursed for the essential items you need to start enjoying your trip.

Or, you are required to speak at a business conference in Las Vegas, but somewhere in transit, your baggage is lost. Your presentation is tomorrow, how will you get ready in time?

With coverage for luggage that is lost, stolen, or damaged, you’ll be reimbursed for new clothes and personal items. You’ll can even get reimbursed for a suitcase so you can take your new stuff home.


6. Your passport is lost

You are at a conference in London, and you realize you left your passport at a local restaurant.

With coverage for lost passports, you’ll have help expediting the process of replacing and paying for a new passport.



Questions? Call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300, or email us at




#FoodieFriday  |  May 18th, 2018

Caprese Pesto Salad

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time15 minutes



12 oz of Casarecce Pasta

1 Red Bell pepper diced

15 oz of Cherry Tomatoes halved

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Salt to season

Pepper to season

6 oz of Cherry Bocconcini halved or fresh mozzarella sliced into small cubes


Spinach & Basil Pesto

2 cups Baby Spinach

1 cup Basil Leaves plus extra to garnish as required

1 clove Garlic crushed

1/3 cup Parmesan grated

2 tbsp Pine Nuts toasted

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1/2 cup Olive Oil

In a food processor, add baby spinach, basil, garlic, parmesan, toasted pine nuts, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Process to mix ingredients.

While processor is running gradually add olive oil and continue processing until a smooth pesto is created.



Pre-heat oven to 390°F.

Cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain and set aside.

Place diced bell pepper and cherry tomatoes on a large baking dish.

Drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat bell peppers and tomato w/ olive oil.

Season with salt & pepper.

Place baking dish in oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

Add cooked pasta, spinach & basil pesto and cherry bocconcini/mozzarella to the baking dish and stir to mix through and coat pasta and bocconcini/mozzarella with the pesto.

Serve and garnish with additional basil leaves if required.



































































































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