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ASU Travel & Tours is born

June 29, 2012

The ASU Alumni Association recently announced a new name for its travel program – ASU Travel & Tours – along with an expanded list of travel itineraries for 2013.

ASU Travel & Tours, formerly known as Sun Devil Destinations, allows members of the Alumni Association an opportunity to continue their pursuit of lifelong learning as they travel to locations across the country and around the globe with other Sun Devils. The association has revamped its travel schedule and worked with tour operators to enable members to learn, discover and explore on trips that inform as well as entertain.

The upgraded program will feature a varied portfolio of trip itineraries, with travel programs suited to alumni representing a broad range of ages and life experiences. There will be trips aimed at young alumni, families, travelers seeking a luxury cruise experience, those wanting to learn more about the culture and history of a region, and those wanting to be immersed in the culture of a destination for an extended period. A special highlight during 2013 will be the program’s first sponsored trip, a cruise to Alaska from July 26 to Aug. 2, which will be hosted by ASU Alumni Association President Christine K. Wilkinson.

Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, executive director of operations for the Alumni Association, said the travel program was enhanced to better align the service with the goals of the Alumni Association, which exists to unite and serve all Sun Devil Alumni.

“We enhanced and renamed ASU Travel & Tours to ensure that our members are able to learn more about a destination’s culture and history on trips that we sponsor,” she said. “Our program offers travelers many exciting and enriching ways to stay connected to Arizona State University and to each other while they learn about another part of the United States or the world.”

ASU Travel & Tours has confirmed dates and tour operators for the following trips in 2013:

March 12-24: Treasures of Ecuador, AHI

March 14-24: Antebellum South, Go Next

April 7-18: Tahitian Jewels, Go Next

April 20-28: Mediterranean Marvels, Go Next

May 19-28: Normandy/Paris, AHI

May 28-June 12: Jewels of Antiquity Cruise, AHI

June 22-July 3 : Northern Europe, Vacations to Go

June 25-July 5: An American Celebration, Go Next

July 26-Aug. 1: Alaska, Vacations to Go

Aug. 7-15: Scotland, AHI

Aug. 26-Sept. 6: Taste of Europe, Go Next

Sept. 7-15: Italian Riviera, AHI

Sept. 23-Oct. 1: Villages & Vineyards Cruise, AHI

Oct. 7-18: Cradle of History, Go Next

Oct. 11-19: Northern Italy, Go Next

Oct. 29-Nov. 11: Classic China & The Yangtze, Odysseys Unlimited

To learn more, or to request/download trip brochures containing detailed itineraries and cost information, visit