We tried to book an escorted 10 day tour through a well known company for next winter 2014 and they won't have prices or do bookings until June 2013. They will take an unpaid "request "date for next year's tour- basically put our name on a list. We want to get airfares and book a few extra days beyond the 10 day tour,but feel that nothing is really certain. There go the reasonable airfares,hotel or condo rentals etc. We like to plan ahead,but are having trouble and wonder if this tour company, that has been around for over 50 years is in trouble, or are they "restructuring" and we should be patient?