Merry Christmas!

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All of us at George’s International Tours would like to wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year! Our office will be closed Dec. 24-26, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 for the upcoming holidays. If you are travelling overseas during this period and require urgent assistance please send an email to sales@georgesintl.com or call one of … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

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All of us at George’s International Tours would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Our office will be closed Nov. 24-27 for the long holiday weekend. If you are travelling overseas during this period and require urgent assistance please send an email to sales@georgesintl.com or call one of the 24-hour assistance numbers included with your final tour documents. All … Read More

World Youth Day Panama 2019

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At the conclusion of World Youth Day in Krakow on July 31, 2016, Pope Francis announced that the next World Youth Day will be held in Panama in 2019. This will be the first World Youth Day held in Central America and will also be the first time a pope has visited panama since Pope John Paul II’s visit there … Read More

Happy Easter!

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Rejoice…He is Risen! All of us at George’s International Tours would like to wish you a Blessed Easter! Our office will be closed March 25, 2016 in observance of Good Friday. If you are travelling at this time and require urgent assistance please send an email to sales@georgesintl.com or call one of the 24-hour assistance numbers included with your final … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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All of us at George’s International Tours would like to wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year! Our office will be closed Dec. 24-25, 2015 and Jan. 1, 2016 for the upcoming holidays. If you are travelling overseas during this period and require urgent assistance please send an email to sales@georgesintl.com or call one of the 24-hour … Read More

Holy Year of Mercy

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The Extraordinary Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy officially began today, December 8, 2015, with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI also participated in the event which marks the first time that two pontiffs have launched a jubilee year together. A Jubilee or Holy Year is a rare experience which generally … Read More

Airline Passenger Rights

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Has an airline ever lost your bag, delayed or cancelled your flight, or bumped you do to an overbooking? Many passengers may not be aware of their legal rights under such scenarios and the airlines aren’t always entirely forthcoming about the compensation that you are entitled to. For a comprehensive list of passenger rights and travel tips please visit the U.S. Department … Read More

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS A cabin crew strike at Lufthansa will expand Tuesday night to affect all of the German airline’s flights in an escalating dispute over benefits. A union representing the flight attendants called Tuesday for its members to widen the strike, which began Friday at Germany’s three main airports. Tens of thousands of passengers have been affected so far … Read More

Pope Francis to visit Mexico in February, 2016

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Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 1, 2015 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit Mexico City in February 2016, Cardinal Norberto Rivera announced on Sunday. “I have a piece of news that everyone already knows: the Holy Father comes to visit us, and he comes on the afternoon of Feb. 12. So from that day we will receive him … Read More

Lufthansa Pilots’ Strike

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German airline Lufthansa has announced that it is canceling 1,000 flights on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 because of a pilot strike. Approximately  140,000 travelers will be affected by the grounding, the airline said Tuesday. “Lufthansa deeply regrets the resulting inconvenience to its customers,” it said. The pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit, began its strike on long-haul flights Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of 90 … Read More

Closed for Labor Day

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Our office will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. If you are travelling and require urgent assistance please send an email to sales@georgesintl.com or call one of the 24-hour assistance numbers included with your final tour documents. All non-urgent calls and emails will be returned on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

American Airlines cancels nonstop service from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv effective January 1, 2016

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American Airlines has just announced that as of January 1, 2016 they will discontinue service between Philadelphia and Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. This decision came as a surprise to the travel industry because the flights for this route were almost always either sold out or filled close to capacity, however American Airlines has cited other factors in … Read More

Pope Francis announces a “Holy Year of Mercy”

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Pope Francis just announced an Extraordinary Jubilee Year, the “Holy Year of Mercy” which will begin on December 8, 2015 and conclude on November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. The Holy Year, or Jubilee, is one of the Catholic Church’s most important events, in which faithful undertake pilgrimages to Rome and in doing so can receive indulgences, the highest form of forgiveness and … Read More

Padua and the Scrovegni Chapel

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Featured Destination: Padua and the Scrovegni Chapel Many people know Padua as the home of St. Anthony and the Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua is one of the most visited sites in the city, but Padua has many other treasuers to visit as well. We would like to draw your attention today to the Scrovegni Chapel (often called … Read More

100th Anniversary of the Apparitions in Fatima

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While it may seem a long way off, 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions in Fatima. Preparations for this event have already begun and we are encouraging any group leaders interested in organizing a pilgrimage during this anniversary year to reach out to us early to begin the planning process. Heavy crowds are expected throughout the traditional … Read More

Major Storm Warning

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Blizzard of 2015 to Shut Down NYC, Boston Tuesday By Brian Lada, Meteorologist January 26, 2015; 3:53 PM ET An all-out blizzard will slam the New York City area and New England Monday night through Tuesday, bringing many communities to a standstill. Flight cancellations are mounting and travel bans and state of emergencies are being issued ahead of the major … Read More

Are hotel review websites reliable?

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Are hotel review websites reliable? In today’s digital age, it’s become easier than ever for travelers to check the quality of hotels around the world through websites such as Tripadvisor, Expedia, Hotels.com, etc. The idea behind these websites is simple; travelers post reviews about their recent stays and the websites rank the hotels based upon that feedback, often using complicated … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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All of us at George’s International Tours would like to wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year! Our office will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the upcoming holidays. If you are travelling during this period and require urgent assistance please send an email to sales@georgesintl.com or call one of the 24-hour assistance numbers … Read More

Major Christmas Eve Winter Storm

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Holiday Travel Forecast: Major Christmas Eve Winter Storm to Impact Millions in Midwest, East By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist December 19, 2014; 10:47 AM ET Update at 1:00 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 19, 2014: A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with areas of strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain and thunderstorms. A … Read More

Christmas Tree Lighting at St. Peter’s Square

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at St. Peter’s Square Tonight Nativity Scene From Verona Will Also Be Illuminated Rome, December 19, 2014 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the tree lighting coincides with the unveiling and illumination of the Nativity Scene. More … Read More

Papal Farm

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Holy Cow! Vatican to Open Pope’s Farm to Public CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — Dec 16, 2014, 5:18 AM ET By DANIELA BERRETTA Associated Press Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff. The Vatican is planning … Read More

Passport Renewal

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Renew Early: Passports Expiring Within Six Months May Disrupt Travel Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 5, 2014 Many international travelers may not realize that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to enter certain foreign countries. U.S. citizens traveling on passports that expire in fewer than six months have increasingly been denied airline boarding or been detained … Read More

Pope to visit Philadelphia next year for conference

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(CNN) — Pope Francis has accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday. It would be the popular pontiff’s first visit to the United States as Pope. The news service, the official publication of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Chaput made … Read More