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Published May 30, 2012 2:00AM

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US tour operators kick off sweepstakes with free trip to China

By  Mary Forgione 

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel and Deal Blogger 

May 30, 2012

"Packaged tours" and "bucket list" usually aren't used in the same sentence, but tour operators are out to change all that. The U.S. Tour Operators Assn. is giving away a free trip each week for the next four weeks to bucket list-worthy destinations. 

"Gone are the days when such vacations simply meant motor coach transportation and a guide with a sign," President Terry Dale says in a statement. "These are not your grandmother's trips."  


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