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Wholesaler wrap: Brazil on sale, explore Japan with Adam Liaw + more!

Here’s a short and sweet wholesaler round-up to ease you back work after the Easter break. Well, we can’t guarantee it’s very sweet, but it’s certainly not bitter.

One Life Adventures’ 10-day Philippines tour awarded Aisa Tour of the Year 

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The Philippines Department of Tourism is pleased to announce that adventure travel company, One Life Adventures, has been awarded “Asia Tour of the Year 2018” for its Philippines 10 Day Tour, in the TourRadar awards 2018.  Two of the company’s group leaders were also awarded ‘Cultural Guide of the Year 2018.

“Tourism in the Philippines is really booming at the moment, and we are seeing a steady increase in travellers choosing the Philippines as their destination of choice,” Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand, said.

“We would like to congratulate One Life Adventures for receiving such wonderful recognition for their 10-day tour through the region.  It is apparent from this award that travellers are loving not only the variety of stunning destinations on offer, but also the array of tours that are in place to showcase the natural beauty of our islands.”

LAST CHANCE: Wendy Wu Brazil sale ends Wednesday!

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Bringing over 25 years of touring excellence, Wendy Wu Tours’ boast fuss-free travel through their range of comprehensive, inclusive and cost-effective tours throughout Asia and South America.

With plans underway for Brazil to waive tourist visa requirements for Australian passport holders from 17 June 2019, the tour operator reiterates that travel to Brazil is now even easier for Australians. To celebrate this exciting new development Wendy Wu Tours are offering customers a $300pp saving off any Brazil group tour booked before 31st May 2019.

Choose from two exciting itineraries including the 12-day Essence of Argentina & Brazil and the more comprehensive 16-day Rhythms of Brazil, there has never been a better time to jet off to South America.

Explore Japan with Adam Liaw on new Japan food lover’s adventure with World Expeditions

Adam Liaw on the 2018 trip

Join SBS’s award-winning “Destination Flavour” host and MasterChef winner, Adam Liaw, on a once-in-a-lifetime culinary adventure through Japan.

World Expeditions has launched a new 12 day Taste of Japan with Adam Liaw designed for travellers keen to discover the delights of Japanese cuisine – from delicious street food to Michelin restaurants.

Other highlights of this outstanding itinerary include a visit to the famous Geisha district of Gion in Kyoto, staying in a traditional ryokan, time to experience Japan’s beautiful gardens and temples and a hike through forest trails along the ancient Nakasendo Way.

The new trip is part of World Expeditions’ Food Lovers’ range, all of which combine culinary experiences with walking explorations of the destination’s cultural and gastronomic highlights.

Trafalgar continues its war on plastic, announcing removal of single-use plastic bottles from coaches in 2019

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Alongside its parent company, The Travel Corporation (TTC), Trafalgar has announced the removal of single-use plastic (SUP) water bottles from its coaches from 2019 as part of its commitment to being SUP-free on their trips by 2022.

Powered by TreadRight, the not-for-profit foundation created more than a decade ago by TTC, JoinTrafalgar shares TreadRight’s mission to make travel matter. Pioneering the fight for a sustainable future for 10 years through their JoinTrafalgar program, Trafalgar’s mission falls under three simple pillars; have a positive impact to people, places and wildlife and to care for the planet with the announcement today being another way the brand continues to build on their commitments to the wellbeing of the planet.

With a holistic approach to making a difference, the move joins other single-use plastic removal from Trafalgar’s existing operations practices, from using reusable, durable luggage and name tags from recycled materials, guest tote bags made from recycled materials and also the banning of single use plastics within the brands offices around the globe. It is estimated that this latest initiative estimates that this will eliminate over 5 tons of plastic waste in the next five years.

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