I just received an e-mail from one of the Groups I travel with. Does everyone know about this? and what do you think of it?
Frosch International Travel, Inc.(formerly Bryan International Travel Inc.)700 Airport Boulevard, Suite 360Burlingame, CA 94010Tel: 1-800-234-6432 or 650-685-2306
Dear Friends, In a “normal” year, you would now be reading our brochure for the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo and its associated tours by now. However, this is not a normal year. The International Skating Union (ISU) has chosen this time to review several aspects of the overall championships. They have eliminated the Compulsory Dance event, and are now debating whether also to restrict the overall number of entries into other events. The number of entries in the ladies’ and men’s single events has increased each year, and two full days of competition time have been required to reduce the number of competitors from 50+ to the 24 who skate the short and long programs. Eliminating these preliminary rounds and the Compulsory Dance event should reduce the overall length of the competition by about 2 full days.
As a result of these deliberations in the ISU, the organizing committee in Tokyo has neither the dates nor timetable for the event. They are also unable to set the cost of the tickets or block hotel space since both depend on the dates and length of the competition. The ISU is scheduled to decide these issues by mid-June 2010. Until these decisions are made, however, we have no choice but to delay issuing our brochure. Hopefully, you will receive it before the end of June.
In the meantime, we want to call attention to some other special tours that we are offering. In May 2011, we invite you to join our a group to “The Imperial Cities of Eastern Europe & Poland,’ May 22-June 12, 2011. This tour spends 9 nights in Budapest, Vienna and Prague, continues into Poland for 8 nights and Berlin for 3 nights—20 nights/21 days in all. A copy of our brochure for this tour is attached. If you have problems opening the attachment, please contact us at 800-234-6432. Our pre-tour in Japan will visit the fascinating southernmost island of Kyusu with its volcanic landscapes, to see Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Dazaifu, YanagawaAmari, and more. After Worlds, we depart for a tour to “China’s Ancient Silk Road,” visiting the major sites in Western China that lay along this historic route. Details of these tours will be included in our Worlds 2011 brochure, which will be sent along as soon as it becomes available.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Joan HarryJoan Burns Harry Todd