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Press release date: 4th May 2011

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  • Eastern USA offers even greater discount value as weak dollar combines with summer discounts

    With the pound getting the better of a weak dollar, having risen to a 16-month high last month*, TrekAmerica is offering a 20% May discount on all Eastern USA tours which will go even further to helping ease the strain on people's pockets this summer.

    From Washington DC's corridors of power and the big-hitting cities of New York, Chicago, Quebec and Miami to awe-inspiring wild landscapes best explored on foot and canoe before unwinding by a campfire, the time-poor and adventure-hungry can save up to £220 on their summer holiday.

    The 20% discount is valid on holidays to their six key trips to the East Coast taken between June and August if booked between 10 and 20 May.

    These are: Atlantic Dream (14 days, New York to Miami), Best of the East (14 days, circular route via North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains, Nashville, Chicago and Niagara), Canadian Pioneer (14 days along Native American trade routes, including Acadia and Algonquin National and Provincial Parks plus Ottawa, Montreal and Québec), Freedom Trail (7 days taking in Boston, classic New England in The Berkshires and Pennsylvania's Bear Country), Northeastern BLT (9 days taking in the best of Northeastern USA & Canada, including Toronto, Montreal and Boston) and New York City to Niagara Falls (3 day Mini Adventure including a night taking in the waterfalls and wineries of the Finger Lakes).

    And for those keen to explore further afield, from the West Coast to Alaska and from a classic road trip to a 4-day Mini Adventure, TrekAmerica is also offering a series of summer discounts across all its other North America tours with 15% off all of tours in June, 10% off all tours in July and 5% off all tours in August if booked from 10 - 20 May.

    > Save £578pp travelling coast-to-coast
    For those with time to spare this summer and a mission to take in all things stateside, the 15% June discount ensures holidaymakers can save £578pp on the 64-day Trailblazer , taking the epic adventure down to £3280pp. Departing 25 June, this two month circuit travels through 33 US states and Canadian provinces, crossing from New York to Vancouver and then back again from San Diego to the Florida Keys. Price includes all transport (private vehicle), accommodation (51 nights camping, 2 nights' hotel in LA) and sightseeing with a tour leader. Flights available upon request.

    > Head North to Montreal from just £696pp
    Relive the revolution along the Freedom Trail in Boston and celebrate at the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory as part of this 9-day Northeastern BLT tour. Save up to £173pp with the 20% discount and enjoy the best that the north-east of the USA & Canada has to offer. Travel from New York to Buffalo and onto Toronto for breath-taking views of Niagara Falls before heading to Montreal. Price includes all transport (private vehicle), accommodation (8 nights in hotels, cabins & hostels) and sightseeing with a tour leader. Flights available upon request.

    > Run free In New York, Boston & Niagara from just £431pp
    With the 20% discount travellers can relive the rich history and gentle beauty of this fascinating region while saving up to £118pp on the 7-day Freedom Trail trip taking in the best of America's east. Highlights include Niagara Falls with a Maid of the Mist Cruise, national monuments in Washington DC, sightseeing in Boston and black bears spotting in Pennsylvania. Price includes all transport (private vehicle), accommodation (5 nights camping & all equipment except sleeping bag) and sightseeing with a tour leader. Flights available upon request.

    * $1.66, the best rate since December 2009
  • For Media and Press Enquiries please contact:

    Michelle Smithson, Senior Account Manager
    Tel: 01482 227227

    Amy Jackson, Account Manager
    Tel: 01482 227227

  • NOTE TO EDITORS: About Trek America

    > Regarded as the North American specialists, TrekAmerica has been the leader in small group adventure tours to North America since 1972.

    > TrekAmerica tours have been specifically created for young, international traveller's aged between 18-38 with year round departures and a choice of over 45 unique itineraries from 3 to 64 days in length, covering the United States, Canada, Alaska, Costa Rica and Mexico.

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