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Win a famil to Mauritius from Journeys & Africa

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Isabelle Cilia from Flight Centre Southland has won the incentive for most sales to a Beachcomber Resort in Mauritius, thanks to Journeys & Africa.

Cilia will enjoy a six-night stay inclusive of Breakfast and Dinner daily with return transfers on this magical island for two.

For anyone else keen to win a spot on Journeys & Africa’s next famil to the lovely island of Mauritius, start booking your guests today and go in line to win a spot on the famil for 2017.

Call 1800 624 268 or visit www.journeysafrica.com.au

Experience a Scandinavian summer with Bentours

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Bentours are offering A$300//NZ$320 on board credit per cabin on their escorted “Follow The Midnight Sun” tour. This offer is available to book before 30 September 2017. 

This twelve-day tour captures the very best that Scandinavia has to offer in the brilliant summer months. Fjords can be seen in all their glory, full of cascading waterfalls and glistening reflective waters, and the sun leads to an abundance of activities to complete your summer adventure. 

The line between night and day blurs and Scandinavians sleep less, spending their long days outside exploring.

This trip begins in the southern Finnish capital Helsinki, before boarding the train to Rovaniemi in the heart of Lapland. From there, travel north until arriving in Honningsvag, the nearest point to the North Cape at 71° 10’ 21” N, only 2,000 kilometers from the Geographical North Pole, and witness the Midnight Sun; a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months when the sun remains visible at midnight. 

Bunnik launches 2018-19 South America Program

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Small group touring specialists, Bunnik Tours, are excited to announce the launch of their new South & Central America program for the 2018-19 season.

To celebrate, they are also launching a new tiered early bird offer of $1,000 per person for all bookings made before October 28, 2017, and $500 per person for those made between then and December 29, 2017. Their biggest early bird saving yet!

The new program includes six brand-new tours, plus nine returning favourites. Itineraries stretch across three continents from Havana to Antarctica, encompassing the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle, Iguazu Falls and Patagonia.

Expanding their deluxe offering, clients will also be able to discover the Galapagos, Patagonia, Chile and the Amazon in-style – the perfect add-ons to the South America In Style group tour, staying in the region’s best properties and enjoying truly luxurious experiences.

From East to West – Exclusive Journey from Japan to the Rocky Mountains

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Book now for Premium tour operator Travelmarvel’s one-off journey, traveling from East to West, an adventure across the Pacific from Japan to Alaska and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
This epic 31-day trip explores the iconic, natural and cultural wonders of Japan, before setting sail on a Holland America Line cruise for a spectacular Pacific crossing into Alaska’s Inside Passage, taking in the unique glacial scenery and wildlife. The journey concludes in West Canada with a trip on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf Service and visits to the picturesque Whistler village and Lake Louise.
Starting in the capital of Japan, Tokyo, your guest will be blown away by the organized chaos that is one of the busiest cities in the world. Then head south on the traditional Romancecar train to Hakone to explore the mountainous region, home to numerous volcanic attraction including Mt Fuji.

Tick off two Australian icons with Intrepid’s top end travel deal

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Intrepid Travel is offering an authentic and affordable Red Centre experience with its two-night Top End package on sale from $335 for a limited time.

The two-day trip offers the chance to witness an Uluru sunset and take a guided walk around the base of the rock as well as the chance to get up close and personal with the spectacular Kata Tjuta rock formations.

The package includes one night in a furnished tented camp, transport in all-terrain vehicles with an expert guide, breakfast and a dinner of native food under the stars.

Tempo Holidays extends their early (early) bird offers

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Tempo Holidays has extended their Europe early bird offers. Croatia, Spain, France, Malta, Portugal, Italy are some of the destinations covered in this incredible sale. Now is the time to get in early and secure availability.

Sicilian Discovery is on sale with 10 per cent off until September 30. Explore ancient sites and charming towns on this captivating coach tour of Italy’s famous southern island. This package includes accommodation in four star hotels throughout, seven breakfasts & seven dinners, car with driver from day two to seven, local speaking guides throughout and much more.

This eight-day package is from $4255 per person. Tempo are updating specials daily for those wanting to secure spaces early.

Jewels of the Middle East

The Monastery in ancient city of Petra, Jordan.

Some of the brightest jewels of the Middle East are among the highlights of Travel Directors’ newest tour released ‘Jordan and Oman’ in October 2018.

The 22-day itinerary begins with a flight to Amman in Jordan, via Dubai, and then takes a roundtrip south to Aqaba and the Pink City of Petra, including snorkelling among the reefs of historic Wadi Rum and a visit to the southern port of Aqaba.

On returning to Amman there’s a visit to King Hussein’s unique car museum and day trip to the remarkable Roman ruins of Jerash before a flight to the Omani capital Muscat.

In Oman activities include dinner on a sunset dhow cruise in the Gulf of Oman, a night at a luxury desert camp, a visit to amazing Mutrah souq a tour through Arabia’s “Grand Canyon” near Jebel Shams and a complete change in the desert landscape with a visit to tropical Salalah in the south.

Get in Quick for APT Europe 2018 Superdeals

Get in quick to take advantage of luxury tour operator, APT’s 2018 Europe Superdeals. Finishing 31 August, deals include Fly Free, Solo Traveller offers and more, on all Europe land and cruise tours!

Fly Business Class with Qatar Airways for just $2995 per person for trips departing in March, April and October to December 2018 in all cabin categories on select itineraries, including the 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise. This stand out offer must end 31 August.

Magnificent Europe is APT’s most popular cruise and is priced from $7,695 per person twin share. This quintessential Amsterdam to Budapest cruise takes in both the grandeur of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire and the charm of European village life from the comfort of a luxuriously appointed APT Concerto river ship.

Included in the itinerary are three exclusive APT Royal Signature Experiences; A visit and special dinner at Germany’s Namedy Castle, a cocktail reception and private concert at Vienna’s City Palace, and a private rail journey on board the Majestic Imperator, a grand recreation of the trains once used by the Austrian royal family.

Chimu Adventures joins Forces with Celebrities to host charitable Art Exhibition

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Latin America and Polar Specialist Chimu Adventures hosted the exclusive opening of emerging artist Sophie Hardcastle’s Antarctic Art Exhibition ‘Deep Silence’ earlier this week. The event was open to the general public and attended by a number of past Chimu passengers and industry partners.

Joined by Australian Gold Logie winning actor Samuel Johnson and renowned Sydney-based swing band Sara Jeanne and the City Gents, the event was created in a joint initiative to support Samuel Johnsons’s Love Your Sister charity raising funds for cancer research.

Sophie Hardcastle travelled to Antarctica with Chimu Adventures earlier this year, a trip that left her so enthused that she decided to create a powerful body of work about it including paintings, poetry and photographs shot on film, all inspired by her Antarctica experiences.

Globetrotting around Bangkok!

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Thai Airways and Globetrotter hosted 6 corporate clients on a recent famil to vibrant Bangkok.

Staying at the five-star Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, the group had the chance to experience the hotels vast facilities including an amazing nine restaurants including the award-winning Sua-Ban Thai restaurant.

The group enjoyed watching the sun set over the bustling city at the Blue Sky Rooftop Bar, shopping at the adjoining Central Plaza Ladprao, and escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city at the resorts swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens.

Located on the northern side of Bangkok, the hotel is less than 10-minutes’ walk or a complimentary shuttle away from the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the largest markets in the world with over 15,000 booths selling goods from all over Thailand.

Intrepid adds Japan to DMC Network to meet growing demand for sustainable travel

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The Intrepid Group, a global leader in sustainable local travel, has opened its first operations base in Japan to meet a growing demand from increasingly adventurous travellers visiting the country.

Inbound tourism to Japan has been growing rapidly, up 16.9 per cent, and the country is expecting to see a further increase in travellers in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. But a recent McKinsey report says that the industry needs to take travellers beyond Japan’s three major cities to ensure sustainable tourism growth.

Intrepid Travel’s itineraries in Japan include a trip to Ashaikawa’s ice festival, cycling in the Noto Peninsula, a food tour to Koya-san, and a new trip to Southern Japan in 2018.

The multi-brand Intrepid Group, which began as Intrepid Travel in 1989, takes small groups travelling off-the-beaten track and supports the local communities they visit. The Australian-owned company is now a vertically-integrated global business that employs 1600 staff in 27 offices and takes 350,000 travellers to more than 100 countries each year.

 

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