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Amy Parmenter
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Get Away While Staying Home


On-Line Events Allow Exploration of the World’s Most Popular Destinations 

HARTFORD, CT - While our new normal may mean trips postponed and plans deferred as travelers stay at home to protect personal and public health, AAA is offering a new way to explore the world from the comfort of your home with the click of a mouse, or the tap of a phone or tablet. 

AAA Travel’s Virtual Event series is a free online program, open to the public and a great escape from the realities of the COVID-19 environment.

Clear sunny beach day with blue water and hotels in the background“AAA Travel developed the series to give travelers a virtual option to dream and explore the exciting places they may want to visit when life returns to normal,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “Enjoying travel includes not only the experience itself, but also the anticipation in advance. The virtual tours provide a great escape at a time when we need it most.”

Virtual travel events, hosted by AAA, will be rich with destination information, photos and videos. Participants will able to interact with hosts, ask questions and gain more knowledge about destinations and travel options for the future.

The first in the sequence, hosted by Explorations by AAA, features a collection of group vacations with customized itineraries and exclusive excursions that are escorted by a AAA travel professional. Locations featured in the series include: Amsterdam and the Captivating Rhine, Iceland & the Irish Sea, Montreal Christmas Markets, Northern Lights of Finland, Treasures of Japan, National Parks Photography Expedition, Girlfriends Getaway to Cancun, Alaskan Glaciers, Denali, and the Yukon by Land & Sea, Scenic Iceland, Splendors of Egypt and the Nile, Iconic Iceland, and more.

Pyramid of Khafre or of Chephren is the second-tallest and second-largest “The role of the AAA travel professional is to be with the group throughout the vacation and to provide extra peace of mind for travelers,” said Amy Short, travel director and host of the virtual event series. “Combined with AAA’s 24-hour emergency assistance worldwide and the knowledge of our experienced travel agents, these vacations are an ideal way to see the world with a name you can trust.”

AAA Travel Virtual Events featuring Explorations by AAA are scheduled for April 14 at 10:00 a.m. and April 15 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is free and open to the public at AAA Travel Virtual Events. 

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