It’s Friday the 13th, so check out this extra spooky Agent Wrap. To be honest there’s nothing creepy about it, but give it a read it anyway.
Flinders Island, Australia’s best-kept travel secret announces rebrand and tourism push
Back by POPULAR DEMAND… Southern India Health Retreat
Mint announced as new AICS payment partner
World Expeditions Travel Group Acquires New Zealand’s leading self-guided cycling tour operator
Two free nights at Beqa Lagoon Resort Fiji
For a limited time Beqa Lagoon Resort, Fiji’s best kept tropical island secret is offering guests two free nights accommodation with any five paid nights stay. From as little as USD$979 per person twin share, guests will be treated to seven nights accommodation in a Lagoon View Bure, including two free nights accommdation, return airport and boat transfers, daily full breakfast, a tantilizing one course lunch and a sumptuous three course dinner daily. Simply book, travel, indulge and fall in love with Beqa.
There’s so much more to Beqa Island Resort than sand, sun and cocktails. Surrounded by one of the world’s largest and most spectacular reefs, Beqa Island is steeped in traditional Fijian culture and beauty and is voted one of the top 1000 places to experience in this lifetime. Spending time on Beqa will unintentionally thrust you in to the beauty and culture of the land.
Featuring 25 Fijian style villas known as Bures, spread out amidst the lush grounds and beachfront setting, all bures are beautifully appointed with traditional island décor and provide all the modern conveniences while still keeping their relaxed Fiji charm. Home to Fiji’s legendary Firewalkers, guests are privy to a traditional fire walking ceremony and the opportunity to hike to the mystical waterfalls where this tradition was born nearly 300 years ago.
Agents enjoy Bunnik Peru with Bunnik
ANNOUNCING! The Wu Dynasty Famil!
Announced last night – at Wendy Wu Tours’ first brochure launch event in Sydney – The Wu Dynasty Famil will take 30 lucky agents to explore Bucket List China in June 2018.
From the legendary Great Wall, to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Terracotta Warriors, and even the endearing giant pandas of Chengdu, travel agents around Australia will share in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. There’s even some top-secret “priceless” experiences along the way, that only a fortunate few joining this famil will be able to take part in!
If you’re a long-time booker, and confident selling the product, simply make as many bookings as you can and the top 10 sellers in terms of revenue will secure their spot. Keep an eye out for the leader boards during the coming months, to see if you’re one of our top sellers.
If you’re new to Wendy Wu Tours, or you’re just getting started, never fear! Every Wendy Wu Tours booking that you make, valued at over $2,900pp, will put you into the draw to win one of 20 places, drawn at random. The more you book, the more chances you get to win! Chosen at random will be a huge 20 winners, so get booking today!
Excite Holidays celebrates birthday and launch into US market!
Last Thursday evening, Excite Holidays celebrated its 15th birthday by throwing a party to remember!
Attended by 150 members of staff, trade media, partners and key suppliers, the celebration was a huge success. With red and white balloons covering the ceiling to endless platters, customised lollipops, gift bags galore and an impressive cake acting as the main centrepiece, the celebration coincided with the official launch of the company’s brand spanking new Sydney city office and the announcement of their highly anticipated launch into the US market.
Founders Nic Stavropoulos and George Papaioannou were in attendance to cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially mark the opening of the new office space. Nic and George thanked all those who have supported and continue to support their vision to continue to innovate and disrupt the travel industry. They also gave a yet heartfelt speech detailing their triumphs over the last 15 years, from Excite’s beginnings in a one-bedroom apartment in Brighton Le-Sands to now being a global brand with offices in Sydney, Athens, Bangkok and soon, the USA.
Big savings on East Asian Odyssey
Qatar Airways Increases Frequencies to Eastern Europe and the Nordics
Qatar Airways has doubled its frequencies to a number of destinations in Eastern Europe and the Nordics, following a significant increase in passenger demand to the popular destinations of Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki.
Commencing mid-December, the award-winning airline will introduce an extra daily flight on each of the routes to meet the growing inbound and outbound travel demand by adding an Airbus A320 service, offering an additional 132 daily seats in both directions.
The frequency increases, the latest in a number of such upgrades across the Qatar Airways route network, come just eight weeks after the airline launched its direct service to Prague, Czech Republic, on its first anniversary of scheduled service to Helsinki, Finland, and more than a year since the daily service to Warsaw, Poland was upgraded to a wide-body Airbus A330 service.
Innstant Travel and APG USA Announce Strategic Partnership
Scenic Releases New 2018/2019 Australia Brochure
Scenic has unveiled a variety of great savings to encourage Australians to visit their beautiful backyard in 2018 and 2019.
Released in conjunction with Scenic’s new Australia brochure, the offers include savings of up to $1350 per couple.
The Endless Wonders of Australia 2018/2019 brochure features 14 itineraries ranging in length from seven to 23 days, across Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Tasmania, South Australia and Norfolk Island.
All Scenic tours feature accommodation at the finest hotels available, such as new itinerary inclusion Cicada Lodge Katherine; included Scenic Freechoice sightseeing and exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences, the services of an expert, hand-picked tour director and knowledgeable local guides; return airport transfers, all tipping and gratuities.
Canada for the returning traveller inspires new collections
Insider Journeys is getting Footloose!
Insider Journeys is excited to launch the all new Footloose Tours, a new and exclusive program offering an alternate way to tour for independent travellers.
Ideal for those wanting a unique yet flexible experience, Footloose Tours is based around a maximum of 20 passengers. With all essentials included, Footloose Tours also gives travellers the freedom to choose from a range of day tours and dining options in every destination whilst ensuring great value for money.
With expert local English-speaking guides on the ground in each destination, travellers will be introduced to their hometown, showcasing the best of each location and providing an experience that a guidebook simply cannot offer. Guaranteed departures with a minimum of two bookings gives single travellers more freedom in booking solo trips.
And don’t forget you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points with every Small Group Tour booking! Earn one Qantas Point per $1 spent on Small Group Tours with Insider Journeys.
2018 major events for Ayers Rock Resort
Book now and receive up to $800 per couple in added value
Come explore the Canadian Rockies with an unforgettable rail adventure with Rocky Mountaineer. Aboard our luxurious coach, you’ll make friends from around the world and enjoy regionally inspired cuisine while being surrounded by world-class scenery. Offer expires October 27, 2017.
Applies to qualifying 2018 packages: