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Acacia Africa Launches Africa Travel Catalogue

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Acacia Africa has taken a fresh approach to marketing this year with the adventure travel specialist producing its first ever catalogue.

A condensed version of the traditional brochure, the 2017 catalogue’s 32 pages cover the complete collection including Camping and Accommodated Overland tours, Small Group safaris, Short Safaris & Treks, and City Breaks & Short Stays. With its eye firmly on Generations Y and Z, social media cues feature prominently and the catalogue uses bold imagery, brief tour snapshots and inspiring travel quotes throughout.

Acacia Africa’s 2017 catalogue includes six new accommodated overland options for the 18-39 market including the four day Kruger Safari, seven day Kruger, Swaziland & Beach, 12 day Coast, Lesotho and Cape Town, 19 day Kruger to Cape Town, 40 day Southern Africa Adventurer and 46 day Southern Africa Explorer. Prices start from AUD745pp (land only, no single supplement).

For Reservations enquiries please contact Acacia Africa: Phone: +61 2 8011 3686; Email: info@acacia-africa.com or www.acacia-africa.com

Bench Africa : 15-Day package including flights $5,460 (Sydney/Brisbane/Adelaide/Melbourne) $5,595 (Perth)

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Save $1000 per person on a luxury safari in South Africa, taking in the most scenic areas in South Africa. You will start your journey with 5 days exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town before moving on to Franschhoek for 3 nights. Here you can sample the stunning landscapes, gourmet food, and a luxury safari in a private game reserve near Kruger National Park.

International flights and taxes with South African Airways are included. Also included in the price is 5-star luxury accommodation throughout, breakfast daily, day tours in Cape Town and road/air transfers throughout South Africa.

Whilst on safari all meals and local drinks are included, as well as game drives, game walks, a “sleep out experience”, a bush bath and safari picnics.

Price is per person twin share based on travel between 01 May – 25 Jun 17 and 21 Jul – 31 Aug 17. This special is available for all new bookings and may be subject to change. All flights subject to class availability. Book by 28 Feb 17. Conditions apply.

Phone: 1300 AFRICA (237 422) and quote “Deluxe South Africa Special” or visit www.benchafrica.com.au

Tahiti Travel Connection launches 2017-2018 brochure

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Australia’s leading Tahiti travel specialist and preferred partner of Tahiti Tourism launches  their new 67-page brochure dedicated to the Islands of Tahiti. The 2017-18 brochure includes new additions Conrad Bora Bora Nui and Windstar Cruising.

The 5* Conrad Bora Bora Nui is located on Motu To’opua, an islet off the coast of Bora Bora.  With 117 exclusive villas and suites, Conrad Bora Bora Nui boasts views of the lagoon and horizon from every single spot. There are 6 categories to choose from; from Lagoon View Suites (101m2), to the island’s first Presidential Overwater Villas (300m2).

Windstar Cruising offers guests the essence of a small ship sailing experience on the luxurious 148-guest Wind Spirit. A Windstar yacht is large enough to pamper and indulge, yet small enough to anchor in secluded coves where larger ships can’t reach and guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda.

The new brochure can be downloaded here.  For full details and bookings contact Tahiti Travel Connection on 1300 858 305, email info@tahititravel.com.au or visit www.tahititravel.com.au.

Collette celebrate Canada’s momentous 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2017 with adventure tours. 

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Canada is celebrating its sesquicentennial with a year-long party so it’s the perfect time to visit our Canadian friends. Rated number 1 in Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2017, Top Countries – 10 Destinations You Cannot Afford to Miss”, Canada has it all – diverse culture, unique art, amazing food and an awe-inspiring landscape that ranges from breathtaking mountains, shimmering glaciers, lush rainforests and remote beaches, spread across six time zones.

Leading global tour operator Collette offers a choice of adventures to explore Canada and the chance to participate in some spectacular and inspiring 150th Anniversary festivities.

Collette’s current North American tour sale offers a lead-in price of $2,299pp which includes savings of $200pp on bookings made by 28 February 2017 for a selection of tours, which could be selected to coincide with events marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

The biggest Canada Day celebrations the country has ever seen will take place on 1 July and will feature a full weekend of events in Canada’s Capital Region.

Other powerful and moving ceremonies will be held on Aboriginal Day on 21 June, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day with the colourful Fête Nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie Canadienne being held on 24 June, followed by Canadian Multiculturalism Day on 27 June.

 

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