The Alps Touring Center was such a success in its initial year that Hotel Holzleiten will host 11 Edelweiss groups in 2002. It has also spawned new touring centers in France and the United States. Showing great confidence in the concept, Edelweiss booked seven trips to the French Riviera Touring Center from March until June. Just minutes away from Nice International Airport, this 30-room hotel is nestled in a lush park on the outskirts of the walled, medieval town of Vence, high above the coast in the Sea Alps. The Arizona Touring Center, located at a midsized resort in Tucson, brings the Edelweiss experience close to home with familiar American hospitality and conveniences. Eight tours are scheduled for February, March, April, October and November, just when things are freezing or thawing out in northern climates.