Tour Ops' 2012 Catalogues Offer Niche Options

It's that time of year: Tour operators are starting to announce their 2012 brochures, and there are several new and intriguing options available for Europe catering to some very specific niches. For example, Perillo Tours is offering several new faith-based trips around Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Turkey and Greece, and even out to Israel and Jordan. Insight Vacations, meanwhile, is offering high-end upgrades to some existing tours, with nights in iconic hotels like the Fairmont Monte Carlo

Several country-specific tours have been announced: Sports fans have a new reason to head to London thanks to Europe Express' partnership with NFL On Location for the Buccaneers/Bears game in Wembley Stadium next month. And Francophiles should check out Central Holidays' new small-group tours of France that include visits to Bordeaux, Provence, Basque Country and the French Riviera as well as wine and food tours.

These new tour options are only the beginning, of course, and the operators will continue releasing new details throughout the fall. With increased demand for more themed tours to more unique destinations, however, we're eager to see how the operators will meet demand. What kind of distinct tours have your clients requested? Where would you want to see tour operators go? Sound off on Facebook or Twitter--links above!

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