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Croatia Island Hopping on sale

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 Tempo Holidays are discounting a range of Croatia island hopping packages for travel in 2018 when travellers book and pay deposit before 30 Nov 2017. 

Combining the beautiful cites of Zagreb, Hvar, Korcula, Split and Dubrovnik in one ultimate journey, save with 10 per cent off Croatia Countryside and Island Hopping. Travellers will take in the natural wonders of Plitvice National Park, a series of 16 interconnected crystal- clear lakes which form 92 spectacular cascades and waterfalls.   

This eight day comprehensive tour of Croatia is the best way to experience all that this country has to offer. Accommodation is in three and four star hotels on a BB basis and includes arrival and departure transfers, city tours of Zagred, Hvar and Split and entrance to the Plitvice National Park.

Collette Announces Exciting New Adventure Tours and Great Savings in its 2018/19 Europe Brochure

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Collette has released its 2018/2019 Europe brochure, offering travellers even more options for exploring the vast continent with additional tours, more guaranteed departures, and a 10 per cent discount on all early bookings.

Travellers who book before 31 October 2017 can save up to $900 per person on tours departing between 1 January 2018 and 30 April 2019. The new brochure features 68 tours in total, seven of which are faith tours combining cultural, historical and spiritual attractions.

Collette has added to its already impressive European repertoire with the introduction of several exciting new tours. The Northern Lights of Finland tour complements the search for the shimmering Aurora Borealis with Finnish cultural highlights, such as dog sledding and a tour of Helsinki guided by a local expert.

Travellers spend three nights in the rugged landscapes of Lapland housed in glass igloos and traditional Finnish log cabins, where they can go sleigh-riding and reindeer-spotting.

Topdeck launches Europe Summer 2018

After celebrating the success of winning Best Tour Operator- International at the NTIAs, Topdeck are excited to announce the full launch of their Europe Summer product range for the 2018 season. To make a splash, Topdeck are offering a 10 per cent Early Bird offer on 143 amazing trips! With massive savings of up to $999, now is the best time to lock in Europe trips for the 2018 season.

Keep an eye out for other new exciting itineraries including the eight-Day Irish Shenanigans trip and the14-Day Euro Trip. The Irish Shenanigans trip travels from Dublin to Dublin as Topdeck’s new in-depth exploration of Ireland, including must-see destinations Killarney, Galway and Belfast. The Euro Trip itinerary starts and finishes up in Amsterdam, meaning passengers can base themselves in Amsterdam and visit some awesome destinations including Munich, Rome, the Swiss Alps and Paris. Old favourites like the 27-Day Summer Fun & Sailing itinerary is still on offer and with the 10 per cent discount customers can save up to $573 and lock in their spot early.

The 10 per cent Early Bird discount is on offer from September 1 until the December 15 2017 with trip prices starting from $880.

Tempo Holidays are offering up to 20 per cent off a range of Latin America deals 

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Latin America is a nature-lover’s delight. From the dense jungles of the Amazon to the shimmering glaciers of Patagonia, this continent is home to more environmental diversity than anywhere else on the planet. 

Travellers can uncover this incredible part of the world with Tempo’s independent package Best of Peru & Boliva. For 11 days travellers will view the incredible ancient ruins and heritage monuments of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, travel through the stunning scenery of the Altiplano and cross Lake Titicaca to La Paz. 

Or for a shorter journey, Discover Cuzco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu is a five day independent tour where travellers will discover Cuzco and the vibrant Pisac Market, explore Machu Picchu and enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Cuzco. The tour includes breakfast daily as well as return private airport transfers.  

2018 Cruises in Croatia now on sale

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In conjunction to its recent launch of 2018 brochure, the small ship cruising specialist, Cruise Croatia, has introduced the largest range of cruise product along the Dalmatian Coast, with many offering great value Earlybird discounts and Discover More Travel Vouchers.

Save up to $600 per couple on the deluxe eight-day ‘Adriatic Classic’ cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik (or in reverse). It covers both the most popular Dalmatian Islands and new interesting ports including Mljet, Korcula, Hvar,Bol , Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Sali and Zadar.

Now priced from $2470 per person twin share, it includes seven nights’ cruise accommodation with daily breakfast and lunch (dinner is at leisure ashore), some sightseeing, return transfers and port charges and tourist tax.

Barge Travel Connection releases first brochure

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Barge Travel Connection is proud to announce the release of its very first brochure. Its sister brand, French Travel Connection, boasts over 20 years’ experience selling barges as part of its offering.

Barge cruising is known to have an extremely high level of customer satisfaction. This is particularly exciting for travel agents since the whole experience is commissionable. The six-night cruises are inclusive of accommodation, all meals and drinks, daily excursions, an attentive crew and local transfers.

48 unique barges make up the brochure with individual product pages including information on capacity, location, cruise highlights, deck plan, amenities and maps. Every barge has also been classified from Ultra Luxe to Charming according to its capacity, amenities and services.

Themed cruises are available for travellers looking for an extra dimension to their holiday. Based on interests (such as gastronomy), hobbies (golf) or group size (family), themed cruise options are featured at the end of the brochure.

Sunlover Holidays 35th Birthday Celebrations 

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Sunlover Holidays is turning 35, and wants to celebrate with you throughout September! Featuring an exciting new incentive, consultants will earn points to win a trip to the Whitsundays and Hamilton Island, flying Jetstar!
Launched on 1 September 2017, the incentive program will run through until 30 September 2017 giving agents the opportunity to win a place on the exciting incentive famil by promoting and selling Sunlover Holidays product, Jetstar flights and Hamilton Island packages/accommodation.
The top retail agents will be recognised by the number of points they earn, with 3 methods to earn points to go into the draw to win:
  • One point for every Jetstar domestic ticket issued on Jetstar paper through Air Tickets or self-plate regardless of destination within Australia.
  • One point for every passenger booked on a Sunlover Holidays Jetstar domestic air and land package regardless of destination.
  • One bonus point for every passenger booked on a Sunlover Holidays Jetstar domestic air and land package where the destination is Hamilton Island

Contours Travel is offering savings of up to $2860 per couple on a Galapagos Islands and Ecuador package featuring a new boutique hotel in Quito

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Contours Travel is offering savings of up to $2860 per couple on a new, seven-day holiday package in Ecuador including a cruise through the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands and a stay in a luxurious new boutique hotel in Quito opening this September.

A world-renowned nature sanctuary, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands were made famous in 1835 by naturalist Charles Darwin who visited the archipelago as part of a five-year voyage which led to his iconic study ‘The Origin of Species’. Today, the islands boast more than 26 species found nowhere else on earth, including giant Galapagos tortoises – the largest in the world, with some measuring more than 1.5m in length.

The package is one of a range of discounted holiday packages to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands offered by Contours Travel, Australia’s longest-running Latin American tourism operator.

International Rail offer agent incentive on new Luxury Rail Range

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Dedicated rail specialist International Rail has launched its ‘Luxury Rail Collection’ program on September 4 to agents and agencies with the chance to take home a Dan Murphy gift voucher up to $250, just in time for the Christmas party season.

Make three deposited bookings per agency on any of the luxury rail products by Friday December 7 and receive a $250 voucher and for home based agents make just two deposited bookings and receive a $150 Dan Murphy voucher.

Rail journeys included in the incentive are Belmond Rail products, Al Adalus, El Transcantibrico, Golden Eagle Danube Express, The Blue Train and Rovos Rail across Africa, The Maharaja Express, the Deccan Odyssey and Palace on Wheels in India and the most commonly known one by Australians- The Rocky Mountaineer.

Bentours release flash MEGA sale

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Bentours in partnership with Hurtigruten have released a massive discount for early bird bookings! Norway voyages are available to receive savings of up to 35 per cent on 2018 departures.

Chase the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights! With four variations of voyages to choose from including the Classic Coastal Voyage Return (12days), Classic Norwegian Discovery (11 days), Classic Northbound Voyage ( seven days) and Classic Southbound Voyage (six days) there is savings for all to have. These voyages include daily departures, there are 12 ships to choose from, all cabins are discounted and full board is included.

This incredible offer is available to book before the 31 October 2017 and is for travel throughout 2018.

Walk Japan’s snow tours reveal a world of winter wonderlands

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Walk Japan, the pioneering operator of seasonal walking tours, is delighted to announce its upcoming tours for the enchanting snow-covered northern winter. It is truly one of the best times of year to explore the lesser-known areas of Japan, as fairytale-like landscapes feature vast wonderlands of immaculate white snow.

Select tours have been curated to take travellers through the snow-laden and most stunningly pristine regions of the country, from the Central Alps, known as Japan’s ‘Snow Country’, to snowshoe tours through Hokkaido’s less-visited East and the rugged Tohoku region in North Honshu, and to the top of the breathtaking Kaida Plateau.

Expertly led small group tours – each accommodating a maximum of just 12 people – traverse the islands of the archipelago, and immerse guests in cultural and authentic sides of Japan not often experienced by tourists.

Travellers gain an understanding of Japanese society, customs, history and food, walk at a comfortable pace and stay each night in charming Japanese traditional inns, or ryokans, dotted across the countryside.

Chimu launches Big 5 Campaign: Save on South America’s most epic Adventures

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Latin America Specialist Chimu Adventures is making it easier and more affordable than ever for Australian travellers to tick off South America’s most revered bucket list attractions with the launch of their latest campaign.

Launched today, the campaign, tag-lined Feel Alive at South America’s Big 5, showcases a variety of South America itineraries taking in the continent’s Big Five bucket list attractions – Machu Picchu, Galapagos, Amazon, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro – and presents agents with an array of different options when booking their clients on a trip to South America to tick off one, or a combination of several, of these attractions.

Running from now until 1 December 2017, Chimu will be promoting a variety of itineraries and specials catering to different travel styles, budgets and amount of time at the client’s disposal. Itineraries on sale include:

For a limited time Trafalgar is offering 2018 European departures at 2017 prices

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Trafalgar strives to make agents lives easier by enabling them to offer clients the travel deal of 2018, with trips to Europe and Britain held at 2017 prices for a strictly limited period. Valid for bookings made by 12 September for travel next year, across 87 guided holidays, clients should move quickly to make the best use of their budget. 

For guests who missed out on booking their dream holiday in 2017 – now’s their chance to get in quick with the best possible price for 2018. Not only do these clever planners get to secure this year’s prices on a trip of a lifetime, Trafalgar is offering an additional 10 per cent Early Payment Discount for bookings on select 2018 Europe and Britain departures made by 14 December 2017.

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