New York Times Journeys Introduces Women's Rights Itineraries

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Times Journeys, the travel program from the New York Times, is rolling out new trips and destinations for 2016 that include a focus on women's rights, West Africa and Turkey.

For 2016, Times Journeys will introduce a new vertical, “Women In Focus.” Travelers will join Times-selected experts for in-depth looks at how women are faring in places such as Cuba, Jordan and India, where they will learn about women’s rights in these specific regions and meet with key women involved in education, health, politics, business and non-profits.

In addition, Times Journeys in 2016 will, for the first time, offer a trip to West Africa where travelers will enjoy a diverse range of activities, from the potential to meet a local king to dinner with individuals from the UN and the American embassy, all while traveling in Benin, Ghana, and Togo.

Additional new itineraries and program highlights for Times Journeys in 2016 include:

- “Turkey's Ancient Past”
- “Hiking the Pilgrims’ Footsteps at El Camino de Santiago”
- “Jewish Life in Central Europe”
- “Tibet: In China and In Depth”
- “Egypt: To the Land of the Pharaohs”
- “Ethiopia: Ancient Lands and Religious Festivals”
- “Grant and the Unexpected Victory at Shiloh”
- “Cruising the Panama Canal”

Each travel experience is inspired by Times content and led by a Times journalist or subject-matter specialist. The inaugural “Women and Women’s Rights in Cuba” tour is led by journalist, writer and former Times editor Luisita López Torregrosa; science writer and Times correspondent Sandra Blakeslee takes travelers to the Galapagos; Times senior correspondent Alan Cowell guides visits to South Africa; and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Times reporter John Burns leads a tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina.