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Wholesaler wrap: Insight Vacations launches US/Canada brochure, new Contiki trips and sale + more

This week’s wholesaler wrap has a bit of a clam chowder/poutine flavour to it. Meaning there’s a lot of news about US and Canada tours.

Insight Vacations launches 2020 USA and Canada brochure

Insight Vacations has launched its 2020 USA and Canada collection including Western USA, national parks, the east coast, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies.

The featured 16 trips, including one new itinerary, are crafted to offer clients the best of North America’s breathtaking landscapes, historic landmarks and vibrant cultures.

The trips offer a collection of over 35 unique Insight Experiences, from meeting a naturalist guide during New Hampshire’s fall foliage, to dining at home with a local New Yorker, to embarking on a Blue River Safari along the scenic Grizzly Bear Valley.

Also new for 2020 is ‘Insight Choice’, enabling clients to choose between two included Insight Experiences on days when they are given an Insight Choice.

For example, in Seattle, guests can choose between an excursion of the Space Needle or the famous Chihuly garden and glass exhibit featuring artist Dale Chihuly’s spectacular creations.

Clients can view the full collection of these 16 itineraries, including the following new premium journey and five new Insight Experiences, here.

In celebration of the 2020 North America journeys, clients who book and pay in full before 18 December 2019 will be able to save 10 per cent. For terms and conditions, click here, call 1300 727 767 or contact your local sales manager.

 

Contiki launches new USA trips for 2019-20 and Europe 2020 preview sale 

With young travellers craving more ‘second cities’ on their holidays and unique out-of-the-way travel destinations, Contiki has launched seven brand new trips in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California and southern USA.

Contiki has also unveiled 13 improved trips across North America, joining the ranks of 32 existing trips for the region.

The new and improved Contiki trips cover sweeping red rock formations of Monument Valley to towering icy glaciers in Alaska, the ‘thousand islands’ of Canada to the iconic Grand Canyon, and the Pacific Coast’s Columbian River Highway to the thundering Niagara Falls.

For more detail on the new and improved trips, click here.

Contiki is also offering guests a 10 per cent early payment discount on all trips seven days or longer that are booked and paid for in full by 13 August 2019.

Contiki has also released its 2020 Europe Preview sale, with those who book before 3 September 2019 and pay before 18 December 2019 to save 10 per cent.

However, the best part is that Contiki is offering 100 per cent definite departures for Preview with around 430 departures guaranteed.

Click here for more details.

 

On The Go Tours release new Middle East and North Africa trips

Camel and pyramids (On The Go Tours)

The new Middle East and North Africa brochure from On The Go Tours is hot off the press, featuring a brand new collection of group and family tours.

Visiting Egypt, Israel, Morocco, and Jordan, On The Go’s Middle East and North Africa brochure is filled with colourful pages showcasing their diverse range of guided tours and useful information to help travellers plan their next holiday.

On The Go’s family tours cater specifically to families travelling with young adults (aged 12 and upwards) and children (aged five and upwards). Each itinerary has been carefully planned with the family in mind.

To order the new brochure, click here or call 1300 855 684.

 

Aurora Expeditions offers no single supplement on selected voyages

Aurora Expeditions' guests exploring Rode Island, Greenland by kayak

For a limited time only, Aurora Expeditions is offering no single supplement on a select range of voyages.

Book an Aurora Stateroom or Balcony Category C on one of the following voyages and pay no single supplement for sole use of a cabin: Patagonia & Chilean Fjords (2 April 2020), Iceland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard (12 June 2020), Iceland Circumnavigation (2 June 2020), West Greenland Explorer (18 May 2020), Arctic Discovery (31 August 2020), and Inuit Arctic and Beyond (23 September 2020).

Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 30 June 2019, or until sold out.

To book, contact your preferred wholesaler or Aurora Expeditions on 1800 637 688, (02) 9252 1033 or at agents@auroraexpeditions.com.au.

 

Topdeck launches North America brochure new destination trip to Mexico

Youth travel expert Topdeck Travel has launched its 2020-21 North America trips with an early bird discount and a new destination trip to Mexico.

The 11-day ‘Mexico Unveiled’ itinerary enables travellers to visit the buzzing historic hub of Mexico City, see the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence at Isla Holbox or check out the hidden cenotes of Yucatan and be whisked away by the stunning scenery of Tulum.

Trips booked before 31 July will enjoy an early bird discount of 10 per cent off on a range of over 32 trips across North America, including Mexico.

For more information, click here.

 

Grasshopper Adventures launches celebratory tour for 15th anniversary

Grasshopper Adventures tour in Thailand

Grasshopper Adventures, is marking its 15th anniversary with a celebratory Bike, Boat & Beach Thailand tour, hosted by company CEO Adam Platt-Hepworth and tour design virtuoso Steve Grace – the mastermind of the company’s Bike & Boat tour range.

Guests and pay this trip before 31 May receive a free E-Bike upgrade or free Thai cooking class.

Click here for more information or email sven@grasshopperadventures.com.

 

TrekAmerica announces flash sale

For one week only, TrekAmerica is offering 20 per cent off a select range of US and Canada tours departing before 30 September 2019.

Trek is offering 18-to-38s big savings on over 100 departures; travelling in small groups through the buzzing cities, beautiful national parks and jaw-dropping landscapes of North America.

Seats are limited and the 20 per cent sale ends Friday 31 May.

For all booking enquiries call 1300 157 153 or email sales@trekamerica.com.au.

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