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Trafalgar’s $999 Air Offer to Europe and Britain is back

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Trafalgar has announced the launch of its client favourite $999 return air offer (including taxes) to Europe and Britain for 2019, available for a strictly limited time. Clients who book one of 95 Trafalgar trips across its 2019 Europe and Britain program before 31st October 2018, can take advantage of these flights from all capital cities – on full service airlines Cathay Pacific and Qatar.

In line with its commitment to consistently being #AgentsFirst, all the hot destinations are included in this exclusive offer – Croatia, Spain, Ireland, Scandinavia and perennial favourites Italy and Britain to name a few, aiding agents in securing any tentative bookings. Spaces on this limited-time offer are selling fast and clients wanting to secure their dream 2019 holiday at unbeatable value, need to book in early to guarantee them a slice of The Good Life.

Clients will experience the real Europe and Britain with new trips to best-selling destinations created to meet demand in 2019. Trafalgar’s NEW Best of Croatia and Slovenia will take guests along the walls of ancient capital cities, breathtaking Adriatic seaside retreats and stunning natural icons like Plitvice and Lake Bled.

Sun-seeking clients will enjoy the NEW Treasures of Spain and Portugal itinerary through Southern Europe, which boasts a traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner experience exclusive to Trafalgar, where some of the best olive oil is produced.

World Expeditions launches ‘Off the Grid’ Farmstay Experience with Jon and Suzy Muir 

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Adventure and sustainability collided in the life of Jon Muir, one of Australia’s greatest living adventurers, leading him from his incredible, self-sufficient expeditions to a sustainable lifestyle in rural Victoria and a new World Expeditions’ farmstay experience offers a unique opportunity to share his unique, “off the grid” lifestyle.

World Expeditions has launched a new five day ‘Off the Grid’ Farmstay Experience at the home of Jon and his wife, Suzy, near Victoria’s beautiful Grampians National Park.

The “off-the-grid” farmstay is a chance to learn about organic farming and sustainable living, through hands-on workshops run by Jon and Suzy, which will cover recycling, aquaculture systems, organic food growing and energy harvesting techniques.

The trips are timed to co-incide with Kooyan, the local indigenous word for the March harvest, and Petyan, the November harvest, offering plenty of opportunities to harvest, produce, prepare and share organic food from Jon and Suzy’s garden.

Explore Greenland and Iceland on board Collette’s New Nordic Voyage tour

Collette has launched an exciting new tour of Greenland and Iceland inviting travellers to experience the unique culture and spectacular world heritage-listed landscape, whilst cruising on board the MV Ocean Atlantic.

The nine-day Greenland & Iceland: A Nordic-Inspired Voyage tour starts in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik,where guests can take a dip in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, and journey tothe Golden Circle –three stunning locations in south west Iceland: Thingvellir National Park –including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a UNESCO world-heritage site where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, the Geysir Geothermal area and GullfossWaterfall.

The tour boards the MV Ocean Atlantic in Greenland, starting with a cruise through the frosted blue waters of the Kangerlussuaq fjordand exploresthe historic town of Sisimiutand Qeqertarsuaq, nestled in picturesque Disko Bay.

The cruise includes a visit to the magnificent natural highlight –the Eqip Sermia Glacier, one of the most active glaciers in Greenland renowned for its jaw-dropping beauty,and Ilulissat, the “Iceberg Capital” where massiveicebergs surroundthe natural marvel, theUNESCO world-heritagelisted Ilulissat Icefjord.

The new Canada Collection has been inspired by the returning traveller

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Award-winning tailor-made specialists, Adventure World Travel has launched its 2019/20 dedicated Canada, Alaska & High Arctic brochure, with an increased array of the ‘less explored’ options to cater for the returning traveller.

New self-drive trips in Canada take travellers off the beaten track to allow them to explore the regions for themselves, such as discovering the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec on Discover Lighthouses and Whales in Gaspe itinerary or the Island Wildlife and Adventure in Vancouver, a journey with lots of wildlife viewing and outdoor opportunities such as spotting bears and whales, kayaking, cycling and fishing.

The new collection will also see travellers stay at extremely unique properties such as the new Ocean House on Haida Gwaii, a floating eco-lodge that only opened in 2018 or Haida House, which is more culturally focused.

Guests on Adventure World Travel’s Sip and Savour Canadian Flavours is a must for foodies. The new culinary themed itinerary in Western Canada will see travellers experience the local tastes and flavours, from beavertails and poutine to caesars and ciders.

Sun Island Tours reports strong double digit growth 

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As Australia’s leading Mediterranean and Middle Eastern travel experts Sun Island Tours approaches 30 years of operation, the wholesaler reports strong and consistent double-digit growth each year.

Enjoying a whopping 30 per cent increase in YOY bookings to date, Owner and General Manager John Polyviou attributes the company’s ongoing success to a few key factors. They include having a solid team of experts with unrivalled knowledge of the destinations on offer; guaranteed departures for all escorted tours; maintaining a good and well-priced variety of tour options; and most importantly, remaining true to the company’s core product offering while responding to market demands.

According to Polyviou, in order to cope with popular demands for holidays and cruises to hot spots such as Greece, Croatia, Egypt and Turkey, they released their 2019 brochures a month early this year, and even featured a dedicated Croatian cruise brochure for special interest itineraries.

With the wholesaler’s expanding portfolio of tours and cruises, along with advanced bookings already made, Sun Island Tours is expecting growth figures for 2019 to surpass this year’s success.

Discover Portugal, Spain & Morocco Holidays – The True Specialists  

This dynamic Sydney-based company with more than 50 years’ combined and proven tourism experience is up and running and ready to work with valued industry partners in promoting three fascinating and exciting destinations.

Director, Gill Gaspar has travelled extensively throughout Portugal, Spain and Morocco for more than 30 years and has immersed himself into the culture, history and lifestyle of his origins allowing him to create many diverse travel opportunities including bespoke private and group touring, walking and cycling adventures, food and wine experiences, everything Camino, day touring, customised itineraries and much more.

Gaspar works with a wonderful team, all of whom have Portuguese or Spanish origins which they are passionate about.
They have driven, walked, cycled, railed, explored and eaten their way across these wonderful countries and know them from top to bottom.

Gaspar and his team will design and deliver authentic and memorable travel experiences for your clients visiting Portugal, Spain and Morocco whilst market leading technology will offer a dedicated B2B booking portal for all agency partners.

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