Esprit in the News

Esprit Travel continues to be one of the premier tour operators to Japan, offering a wide range of services to individuals and groups. Please see below for more updates about Esprit and other news of interest to Japan travelers.

November 2012

Nancy Craft, Esprit Travel's premier travel planner, is chosen as Conde Nast's Japan Travel Expert for the 10th consecutive year in Wendy Perrin's Top Travel Expert's List. See Nancy's listing here.

October 2012

Japan National Tourist Board asks Esprit Travel's Nancy Craft to create the "Ultimate" trip to Japan.   See the fabulous itinerary that they featured in the October issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine here:
Extraordinary Japan – The Ultimate Trip

PDF-Ultimate Japan-Fall 2012

July 2012

A Guide to Kyoto's Nishiki Fish Market
Features Esprit Travel's Nancy Craft under "How to Book It"
In Kyoto’s four-hundred-year-old Nishiki Market, it’s not enough for the food to taste better than it does anywhere else—it has to look better than it does anywhere else as well…

 

December 2011

Getting Personal With an Expert
Travel Weekly writer Rebecca Tobin describes her experience working with a Japan specialist, Elaine Baran from Esprit Travel.

May-June 2011

Update: US State Department Travel Warning downgraded to Alert and made other adjustments. Note that it is set to Expire on July 15, 2011. Please see the most current text HERE:

March 2011

Esprit's Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Project for Children in Japan

August 2010

Nancy Craft, Esprit Travel's premier travel planner, is chosen as Conde Nast's Japan Travel Expert for the 8th consecutive year in Wendy Perrin's Top Travel Expert's List. See Nancy's listing here.

December 2009

Every December, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine publishes their Dream List, highlighting a juried, selected list of travel experiences offering special access to people, places, and/or events that are normally off-limits to the general public.  This year’s Dream List features two experiences offered by Japan specialists Esprit Travel & Tours.

August 2009

Nancy Craft, Esprit Travel's premier travel planner, is chosen as Conde Nast's Japan Travel Expert for the 7th consecutive year in Wendy Perrin's Top Travel Expert's List. See Nancy's listing here.

May 2009

Esprit's founder, Steve Beimel is quoted in Forbes on luxury travel to Japan.

January 2009

A custom cuisine tour of Japan, A Taste of Japan, designed by Esprit's Nancy Craft is featured in a Conde Nast Advertorial presented by the Japanese National Tourist Board.

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Summer 2008

Steve Beimel, founder of Esprit Travel's tour to Japan, is featured in an article in the Summer 2008 Town and Country Travel Magazine about Kyoto's National Treasures.

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August 2008

Nancy Craft, Esprit Travel's premier travel planner, is chosen as Conde Nast's Japan Travel Expert for the 6th consecutive year in Wendy Perrin's Top Travel Expert's List. See Nancy's listing here.

April 2008

Andy Bender, Esprit Tour Leader and Detail Travel Planner advises readers on how to spend three perfect days in Tokyo for United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine.

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