The best part of our week is writing this agent wrap. Mostly because it’s on a Friday, but still.
AU/NZ agents explore Papua New Guinea
Six lucky Australian & New Zealand travel agents have recently returned from Papua New Guinea following a ten day famil. The trip spanned several captivating locations, including the thriving town of Alotau on the far-east mainland, Kavieng, which is renowned as a divers paradise, the picture-perfect beach area of Bougainville, and the history treasure-trove that is Rabaul.
The itinerary showcased the diversity of the destination’s tourism offerings, with agents experiencing a mix of activities from exploring World War II historical sites to snorkelling in crystal clear waters, and climbing Tavurvur, an active volcano located in Rabaul, to experiencing the native wildlife at Port Moresby Nature Park.
The group also attended the Lukim PNG Nau Tourism Expo, the only annual event of its kind in the country that unites the entire tourism industry. The expo provides an in-country opportunity for exhibitors to meet face-to-face with travel agents from all over the world.
Personal Travel Managers experience the best of Oahu
For many of the personal travel managers (PTMs) who attended TravelManagers’ recent annual national conference in Honolulu, the chance to extend their stay and join one of the pre- or post-conference famils was too great to pass up. For thirteen participants, this entailed a four-day, three nights experiencing the highlights of the island of Oahu, from outrigger canoe surfing at Waikiki Beach to a tour of some of Hollywood’s most famous movie locations at Kualoa Private Nature Reserve.
The famil, which was exclusive to TravelManagers, was hosted by Hawaii Tourism Oceania (HTO), who created an itinerary that showcased the best of Oahu on the ground and from the air, but also ensured that participants departed Hawaii with plenty of local knowledge to pass on to their clients, including which resort had the most amazing pool, how to manage tipping and where to find a great happy hour.
Of course, no visit to Oahu would be complete without some serious shopping and eating. Their visit conveniently coincided with Hawaii’s 24th annual Made in Hawaii festival: a wonderful opportunity to pick up all manner of Hawaiian-made products.
Helloworld Travel Ivanhoe tee’s up in Heidelberg
Helloworld Travel Ivanhoe and official mascot Helloroo dusted off their clubs for the Heidelberg Golf Club Inaugural Masters Competition recently, which was sponsored by Helloworld Travel Ivanhoe.
Over 100 players took part in the competition, with each participant receiving a gift bag featuring a Helloworld Travel Ivanhoe travel voucher, a shirt and lanyard.
13 players made it to the final cut, and had the privilege to meet Helloroo before teeing off to decide the winner, who walked away with a return trip to Coffs Harbour. Donated by Helloworld Travel Ivanhoe, the prize package included flights and accommodation at Bonville Golf Club for two people.
Hot Deals from Intrepid
Save $1120 on Intrepid’s 12-day Southern Comfort USA trip departing 4 December 2018. Experience real southern hospitality from New Orleans to Charleston. On this trip, travellers will begin in Atlanta and embark on a journey across some of America’s most musical and hospitable regions such as Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, discovering the historical settlements of Savannah and Charleston while also delving into the captivating alpine town of Asheville.
Save $903 on Intrepid’s eight-day Best of Chile and Argentina trip departing 1 December 2018. Travel from Santiago and experience a breathtaking trip through the Andes across to Buenos Aires. On this trip, travellers will discover the neoclassical plazas and historical charisma of Santiago, learn the traditions of Argentinian culture on a unique retreat with the opportunity to take part in the daily regimes of a gaucho, indulge in some of the best Argentinian produce and enjoy Buenos Aires’ nightlife.
Save $817 on Intrepid’s 21-day Essential Peru trip departing 24 November 2018. Tick off some of Peru’s most thrilling highlights on a South American adventure tour. On this trip, travellers will see the unsolved mysteries of Peru’s Nazca Lines engravings, experience the diverse city of Cusco, discover the historical and sacred ruins of Peru, explore the different trails of Machu Picchu’s archaic bastion and witness the enchanting world of the Witches’ Market in La Paz.
Save $317 on Intrepid’s nine-day Cambodian Traveller trip departing 22 November 2018. Take a journey through Cambodia on an adventure from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok. On this trip, travellers will experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh, enjoy a guided tour through Siem Reap and Angkor Wat and try Khmer cuisine. Highlights include bike riding through the countryside of Kampong Luang and discovering a floating village.
Star Clippers launches Sell THREE, Sail FREE in South East Asia
The first ten agents who book three cabins between 01 Nov 2018 and 31 Mar 2019, across any Asia cruise in 2019 will be rewarded with a FREE cabin for two on any Star Clipper Asia cruise during the 2019/2020 season.
Contact your clients today and showcase Star Clipper’s exceptional Early Bird cruise fares from only $2,260 for a sun drenched seven night Thailand adventure; $2,740 for a seven night Indonesia & Komodo winter’s escape sailing, or visit wild Borneo for 10 nights from only $3,485 per person, double occupancy.
Star Clippers is also rewarding agents who book Star Clippers Asia cruises of seven nights or more with a $200 Visa gift card* for every cruise booked. To make it easy for agents, Star Clippers are also offering up to 30 percent off cruises with early bird rates if booked by November 30 2019.
Book before 31 December 2018, any 2019 Asia cruise of seven nights or longer and Star Clippers will reward you with a $200 Visa Gift Card*. Go shopping, see a movie, or take an adventure with your $200 gift. Quote Star Clipper Asia Gift Card when making your booking to ensure you receive your gift.
TTC Weekly Deals
TRAFALGAR – Best of Italy and Sicily
Save 10% when your client books and pays in full by 31 Jan 2019 with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Savings. Enjoy these savings on the 15 day Best of Italy and Sicily travel itinerary where guests will see the imperial monuments of Rome, the Romanesque architecture of Pisa and Venetian glassblowing on Giudecca Island on this adventure through Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento before a Sicilian hop between Palermo, Mondello, Agrigento & Taormina. Starting from $4,815* per person twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 31 January for select departure dates between 19 April – 4 Oct 2019. Other departure dates are available at a different price. For more information or to book call 1800 787 878 or visit www.trafalgar.com.
ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL – Patagonia
Save up to $1810* per couple on select 2019/20 departures with Adventure World Travel on the 8 day Patagonia by Land & Sea itinerary. Travellers will explore the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park and its soaring granite massifs, set sail along the famed Beagle Channel and visit historic Wulaia Bay on this exploration of Chilean Patagonia through Punta Arenas, Ainsworth Bay, Tucker Islets, Pia Glacier, Wulaia Bay, Cape Horn and Ushuaia. Starting from $5,255* per person, twin share (savings included). This offer is on sale now until 30 Nov 2018 for specific departure dates between 1 Oct 2018 until 30 April 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 363 055 or visit www.adventureworld.com.
AAT KINGS – Monkey Mia Dolphin’s & West Coast
Save 10% on all AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays in Australia when booked and paid in full by 31 January 2019. Enjoy these savings on AAT Kings 6 day Monkey Mia Dolphin’s & West Coast itinerary. Discover the Batavia Coast and the wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park, be charmed by the famous Monkey Mia dolphins and discover Aboriginal culture and traditions at Yanchep National Park as your client discovers the untamed West Coast on this adventure from Perth through Geraldtown, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia and Freemantle. Starting from $2,000 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until the 31st of January 2019 for departure between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit www.aatkings.com.
UNIWORLD – Enchanting Danube
A world of luxury awaits with the most all-inclusive river cruise finely tailored just for your clients. Fly Free or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp when you book select 2019 European river cruises before 7 November 2018. Enjoy these savings on the 8 day Enchanting Danube luxury river cruise. Uniworld takes guests well beyond the “must-sees” of each region as they travel between Passau, Germany and Budapest, Hungary through Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava along the Danube river. Starting from $5,699* per person, twin share (including return economy airfares). This offer is on sale from now until 7 November 2018 for departure on 17 and 24 Mar or 3 Nov 2019. Other departure dates available, prices may vary. For more information or to book call 1300 780 231 or visit www.uniworld.com.
INSIGHT VACATIONS – Glorious Switzerland
For a limited time only, you can save 10% with our Early Payment Discount when you book a European journey from Insight Vacations’ 2019 Europe Brochure. To take advantage of this amazing offer on our Glorious Switzerland guests must book before 31 January 2019. Guests will discover a land of contrasting scenery, people and languages, offering a unique blend of interests and wonders on this trip through Geneva, Montreux, Zermatt, Baveno in Italy, St Moritz, Chur, Vaduz in Liechtenstein, Lucerne and Zurich. Starting from $3,506* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until the 31st of January, valid on select departures between April and September 2019. Other departure dates available however prices will vary. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com.
CONTIKI – Discover Europe
Why wait to see what 2019 brings, when you can make sure it brings the goods? Lock in a Europe Summer trip now and you can get 10% off. Enjoy these savings on the 19 day European Discovery trip. Beginning in London this epic odyssey through Europe takes travellers to Amsterdam, Munich, Venice, Rome, Florence, Lucerne and Paris over 12 days. But it’s not just the European highlights on our radar. Stop overs in some of Europe’s hidden gems will allow you to discover Calais, Innsbruck and Dover! Starting from $2,138* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale from now until the 31st of January 2019. Price reflective of select departure dates available between 28 March – 3 October 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com.
BUSABOUT – Roman Footprints
Save 10% off select Busabout Adventures – like the 7 day Roman Footprints trip – when booked before the 16th of November! All roads lead to Rome, and on this epic week-long tour, travellers will be living it up the whole way there. What better way to kick off an adventure than in the ancient coastal city of Split? Wander the marble streets of the Old Town and dive into the clear blue waters of the Adriatic before the scenic journey to Italy! Beginning in Venice and continuing through Bologna, before ending in Rome. This cultural whirlwind of a trip will leave travellers questioning whether they should ever go home. Starting from $872* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 16 Nov 2018 and valid for select departures between 28 May and 23 September 2019. For more information or to book contact www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226.
U BY UNIWORLD – Northern France at a Glance
Save your clients 10% when they book and pay in full by 31 October with U by Uniworld’s early booking savings. Travellers can enjoy these savings on the NEW 8 day Northern France at a Glance river cruise itinerary. It will be a week of historic sites, including the Palace of Versailles, the beaches of Normandy, Notre Dame and the Champs Elysées as your clients travel with U by Uniworld on this round trip from Paris through Vernon, Les Andelys, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Starting from $2,519* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 31 October 2018 for all 2019 sailings. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.ubyuniworld.com.