MIR Corporation Wins Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

MIR Corporation Wins Gold and Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

SEATTLE, WA — MIR Corporation, a Seattle-based travel company specializing in culturally immersive journeys to Central Asia, Russia and neighboring countries, is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of Travel Weekly’s 2014 Gold Magellan Award for its new website and the 2014 Silver Magellan Award for its 2014 catalog. Travel Weekly receives entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide, and being selected a winner is a tremendous achievement within the travel industry. Winners will be highlighted in the October 20th issue of Travel Weekly. For more information, call 800-424-7289 or visit http://www.mircorp.com. “We’ve spent years developing and designing our new website, which launched in early 2014,” said MIR Corporation President Douglas Grimes. “To be honored with Travel Weekly’s 2014 Gold Magellan Award for our website is a great acknowledgment of the hard work our team put into the new site. Winning a Silver Magellan Award for ouraaaRead More


MIR Corporation Announces Epicurean Adventure Across Georgia’s Wine Country

MIR Corporation Announces Epicurean Adventure Across Georgia’s Wine Country

SEATTLE, WA -- Explore the little-known country of Georgia on a culinary and cultural caravan that traverses a land where deeply-held traditions are passed down through generations around the dinner table. In the company of an ethnologist and winemaker, MIR Corporation guests will meet artisans, monks, chefs and winemakers on a 14-day tour as they discover the history and living traditions of Georgia. Taste your way from the mountains to the sea on MIR's new small group journey, "A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture" on October 5-18, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.mircorp.com/trip/taste-of-georgia-wine-cuisine-culture/. Read More


MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

SEATTLE, WA -- A recent issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine has highlighted 50 "places of a lifetime," worldwide destinations that offer the best urban, cultural, or wildlife sights. MIR Corporation, a tour operator that has been taking travelers to the crossroads of Europe and Asia since 1986, is pleased to announce new independent travel package options called Flexible Essential Tours to several of these "places of a lifetime," Read More


MIR Corporation named among Best Adventure Travel Companies

MIR Corporation named among Best Adventure Travel Companies

MIR Corporation, specializing in travel to Russia, the Silk Road and beyond, has once again been rated as one of the "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure. In a recent authoritative study of adventure travel outfitters published on its website, http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com, National Geographic Adventure scored companies on criteria such as Quality of Service, Sustainability, Spirit of Adventure, Education and Client Satisfaction. MIR is proud to have earned a place among the top-rated travel companies of 2009. Read More


Traveler Spotlight: A Caspian Odyssey Thumbs Up

Traveler Spotlight: A Caspian Odyssey Thumbs Up

International Travel News (ITN) has a regular feature called Travelers’ Intercom where people write in to give either a thumbs up or a thumbs down to tours they have recently taken. MIR traveler Nyckle Wijbrandus of East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, used the forum to recommend one of our rail journeys by private train, the Caspian Odyssey. He enjoyed the luxury Golden Eagle train, as well as the six countries it made its way through on either side of the Caspian. MIR’s air department was characterized as “…an excellent air department very willing to work with travelers. They came up with better prices than I could find…” Mr. Wijbrandus wrote... Read More


MIR’s Catalog Receives Magellan Award from Travel Weekly

MIR’s Catalog Receives Magellan Award from Travel Weekly

Our 2015 catalog, just about to become obsolete with the printing of our 2016 edition, has received a Silver Magellan Award, chosen from hundreds of entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide, for outstanding catalog design. We won our first Magellan Award, a Gold, for the 2011 catalog, and have received one each year since. Read More