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On The Go Tours joins #SoloSeptember Campaign to support solo travellers

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On The Go Tours, the award-winning tour operator specialising in locally-led group tours and tailor-made holidays to worldwide destinations, has joined an industry-wide campaign this September to provide better deals and opportunities for solo travellers.

The #SoloSeptember campaign aims to establish a coalition of businesses, such as Travelzoo, offering discounts and deals to the increasing number of people choosing to holiday alone.

In June, a Travelzoo survey revealed that 96 per cent of Australians have either travelled alone or are considering doing so in the future, showing solo travel is no longer a minority choice. Despite this growth, 78 per cent of Australian’s defer travelling alone because of perceived high cost with the biggest deterrent being the cost of single supplements.

On The Go Tours will be offering solo travellers fantastic deals on their most popular tours and destinations from 1st September until the 30th September.

Club Med launches first Asia-Pacific Snow Holiday Report

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Club Med, the Premium All-Inclusive operator and global ski holiday leader has unveiled Asia Pacific’s first snow holiday* report, identifying key insights and influences that drive snow holidays across 11 markets with 5,500 respondents from China to Australia.

With the support of independent market research specialist, Insightzclub, the 2018 report for Asia Pacific maps out a diverse, sophisticated and affluent market of travellers who are becoming avid snow hunters.

Key Findings:

  • 200 million people from Asia Pacific have taken a snow holiday in the last three years
  • While ski and snowboard are core to the snow holiday, a large variety of other activities are considered by Asia Pacific travellers
  • Millennials are driving the Asia Pacific market
  • Japan and South Korea destinations top the region for snow holidays, while Switzerland is a surprising top 3 destination
  • Summer mountain holidays are also growing in popularity

Luxury Small Group Travel reimagined with Inspiring Journeys new 2019/2020 Brochure

Thirteen hand-crafted itineraries across Australia and New Zealand (including four new journeys) encompass the new 2019/2020 Inspiring Journeys brochure, featuring breathtaking Lake Wanaka on its artfully designed cover that will stand out on the shelves. Its premium colour palette of warm hues and silver accents exude serenity and elegance to reflect the trips within its pages.

Clients’ passion for immersive, boutique travel experiences will be rekindled with this rousing collection including trips that range from five to 22 days, taking them to the most idyllic, spectacular and iconic locations across Australia and New Zealand in style. No more than 20 likeminded travellers (no children under the age of 12) will make up the small group and an expert Journey Director will take care of everything, allowing guests to truly Discover, Explore, Immerse and Relax.

Following a successful selling season for Inspiring Journeys, four new trips have been created so clients can experience more of Australia, one of the most naturally diverse continents. The dramatic landscapes of the Red Centre take centre stage in The Ultimate Territory Adventure in Style where guests explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and wildlife before flying to the awe-inspiring Red Centre and experiencing iconic Uluru and the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta across 10 days.

An incredibly unique experience awaits clients on the New Seven Day Tasmania’s Footsteps and Trails as they explore the beautiful, historic island. Guests will discover Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the spectacular Bruny Island, glorious Wineglass Bay and take part in an aboriginal guided walk around the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas, which will provide them with in-depth cultural insight.

Grab your digital copy of our new 2019-20 Brochure!

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In 2019, Bentours heralds a new chapter. Fresh off the ongoing success of 2018 and their 40 years of travel anniversary – they are now primed to embrace the new decade ahead. Welcome to the new 2019-20 brochure: ‘Scandinavia, Northern Europe & Expedition Cruising’!

Bentours are excited to introduce new countries and new tours to the Bentours brochure. Enjoy an exciting range of escorted small group tours, covering both summer and winter seasons in the heart of Scandinavia. There are also new multi-country tours that depart from London and Edinburgh, touring options in Poland and Germany, and some of the very best Antarctica and Arctic expedition cruises on offer from the world leaders in exploration travel: Hurtigruten.

Brochures are due to arrive with travel agents throughout September, but in the meantime download a digital copy of the new 2019-20 brochure found on the Bentours website.

Discover the Intricacies of Vietnam & Cambodia with APT

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Today, APT, the recent winner of the Best River Cruise Operator in 2018 at the National Travel Industry Awards, launched their 2019/20 Vietnam and Cambodia brochure. Celebrating this accolade with a host of exciting Mekong River cruises and holidays.

On the popular 13-day Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights, guests start their discovery in Siem Reap with an exploration of Cambodia and the famous religious monument, Angkor Wat. Moving south and into Vietnam, passengers uncover local delicacies and history before tying off the journey in Ho Chi Minh City.

During this iconic holiday, your clients are invited to spend seven nights cruising the Mekong River aboard APT’s RV AmaLotus where the sophisticated amenities are reminiscent of a luxurious hotel. Prices for this tour begin at $6,695, per person, twin share, with a Fly Free (including taxes) Superdeal saving.

APT’s range of exclusive Signature Experiences returns to ensure your clients have the most authentic experience of each region that cannot be replicated on a standard journey. Indulge in a delicious Vietnamese/Australian dining experience made by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen, delight in the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a three-day cruise, and cheers a bubbling flute over sunrise at Angkor Wat. And as with every APT holiday, there’s always ample opportunity to customise your holiday to suit your interests. APT’s extensive Freedom of Choice inclusions in select locations give clients the opportunity to select sightseeing and dining experiences that are most appealing.

Experience the globe’s far-flung frontiers in 2019 with Globus family of brands

Expanding their catalogue of grand experiences and guided offerings, Globus family of brands has launched Globus and Cosmos’ 2019 brochure for Asia & Africa– including three new itineraries from Cosmos.

In line with emerging travel trends and frontier destination demand, Globus family of brands has developed new trips and itineraries that stay true to its ethos of hassle-free, experience-led, and highly-inclusive holidays. From unravelling the history of Beijing’s Forbidden City to witnessing the big cats of the Serengeti stalk their prey with exquisite precision – Globus, Cosmos and Avalon have dozens of exotic adventures and exciting encounters ready to be booked and personalised for 2019.

NEW in Africa: Rolling out of bed in a luxurious open-air lodge while the sun rises over the African landscape is a dream. Saying good morning to zebras, gazelles and giraffes roaming outside your room is a true awakening. Africa is a hot, hot, hot destination, in more ways than one!

NEW in Asia: Whether watching the sunset over Angkor Wat, sipping hot sake in a Takayama brewery, searching for tigers in India or savouring a cup of tea at the very farm its leaves were harvested, Asia delivers unforgettable experiences every moment of the day.

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