In This Issue

River Cruising Takes Off

“Imagine passing magnificent castles while relaxing in a hot tub,” says First in Service river cruise specialist Gordana Sirota, CTC. “This is after a full day of exploring historic small towns and enjoying a local wine tasting.” This proximity to beautiful landscapes and local life helps explain the rise in popularity of luxury river and barge cruising. Statistics show that the industry has evolved from attracting a traditionally older demographic…
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Just Back From: Lake Como

This month our marketing director Sekita Ekrek shows us why Italy’s Lake Como lives up to its magical, jet-setting reputation. She recently visited the town of Bellagio, known as the Pearl of Lake Como. There she stayed at the historic Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, an F1S Wonderwall property, which sits at the edge of the Lake. Where is Lake Como? Lake Como is in northern Italy, about 50 miles north…
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Agent Spotlight: Kathy Chou, Asia Specialist

At 17, Kathy Chou caught the travel bug on her first flight. Leaving her native Taiwan behind, she crossed the Pacific to join her mother in her new home in Cleveland. It was a transcontinental journey she’d make many more times over the years. Today, with 26 years in the business, Kathy is as passionate as ever about helping her business and leisure clients navigate all of Asia (along with…
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