From the Sports Leisure Newsroom – The brand new 60-page, four-color Dream Book, entitled “Imagine,” was dropped at the post office Wednesday morning, September 2nd. Travel Club Members should begin receiving their personal copies in the next few days. Be sure to look for the special Day Trip insert, which also contains dozens of Early Registration Di$counts for tours, cruises and vacations in the catalog. The book will be posted on the web and be available for distribution to non-members beginning Monday, September 7th. Copies are also available at the Sports Leisure office.
Each month, we’ll be using this blog to post a new exclusive discount for Travel Club members only! This month’s coupon will get you $25.00 off The Fourth in Philly tour which can be found on page 51 of our new 2010 catalog. Make sure to check back here regularly for the Travel Club Member Special of the Month.
To redeem your coupon, grab your Sports Leisure Travel Club number and click here.
Each year about this time, we barricade ourselves in the Sports Leisure offices and work feverishly for three weeks to produce our annual Tour Catalog. We often refer to it as a "Dream Book," because we know that’s what many people do when they see it. They start to dream. Big dreams of far-away places, smaller dreams of returning to that favorite spot you visited oh-so-many-years-ago.
As hotel contracts, restaurant menus, tour cost sheets and proposals for attending attractions and cultural events float across my desk, it’s impossible not to dream a little yourself. My specialty is Classic Highway Tours, so I’m up to my elbows in Route 66, The Lincoln Highway and Highway 101 for next year. Talking with old friends to plan a return visit, finding exciting unique things (and people) to add to our trips, it’s all in a day’s work.
This morning, I spoke with the folks at the Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania. Latrobe is the hometown of Arnold Palmer, and the country club is owned by him and run by his brother. We enjoyed lunch there last year (the country club is on Arnold Palmer Drive, which is actually the original Lincoln Highway route), and if you ever have the opportunity to visit with a member, take it. The clubhouse is like taking a step back in time to the 1960’s, when Arnie was king of the links. I can’t wait to get back next year. Made hotel reservations in South Bend today for the same trip, home not only to Notre Dame, but also to the best candy shoppe in the country, South Bend Chocolates…
Back to building tours and making dreams come true. The new catalog hits the streets Sunday, August 29th, at our annual Tour Preview Day at the Marriott Hotel. Space is still available for the 4:15pm session. Call our office for details. And prepare to have your dreams come true…