Grand Circle Launches More Than 100 New Travel Videos in 180 Days, Creating Industry's Largest Collection
BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In what might be the most ambitious film project in the travel industry, Grand Circle Corporation has created more than 100 online videos in fewer than 180 days, bringing Grand Circle's video library collection to more than 150 videos and video presentations. The videos introduce most of Grand Circle's vacations in some 60 countries, delving into some of the world's most famous sites while offering rare glimpses into local communities, homes, and schools where Grand Circle brings travelers.
"Our video library is the most comprehensive collection of travel videos in the industry," said Chairman and CEO Alan E. Lewis. "Our videos reflect the places we travel, bringing viewers beyond the traditional sights and taking them off the beaten path to meet local people and experience their culture and way of life. Our videos will inspire armchair adventurers and world travelers alike to learn more about the world and, we hope, to choose us as their travel partner."
Grand Circle's 150+ videos feature the organization's wide range of river cruises and cruise tours, small ship cruises, escorted and extended stay vacations and small group adventures by land and sea provided by Grand Circle's travel brands Grand Circle Cruise Line (est. 1998), Overseas Adventure Travel (est. 1978), and Grand Circle Travel (est. 1958). Most videos range from eight-to-ten minutes in length and typically include Grand Circle's travelers, guides, and families that host Grand Circle's travelers for meals in their homes. More than 60 videos are live action films while almost 100 are video presentations of Grand Circle itineraries.
To tackle this ambitious effort, Grand Circle worked with an award winning documentarian and film maker in the U.S., a film production company based in Tel Aviv, Israel and numerous local film crews around the world.
About Grand Circle Corporation
Grand Circle Corporation is the leader in international travel, adventure, and discovery for Americans 50+, providing a range of escorted tours, extended stay vacations, river cruises and cruise tours, small group land adventures and small ship voyages in more than 60 countries. Since 1992, the non-profit Grand Circle Foundation has donated or pledged more than $91M to some 300 humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Boston, Mass. and has more than 30 offices worldwide.
SOURCE Grand Circle Cruise Line