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Scenic Releases New 2019/2020 India Brochure

Indian Spice Market, India

Embark on a memorable journey of enlightenment and discover the culture, natural wonders and people of India with the release of Scenic’s The Mystical Wonders of India 2019/2020 e-brochure.

North India’s landscape is as diverse as the many people and cultures that make up this intriguing region. From palaces once occupied by Maharajahs to the holy Ganges River, Bengal tigers and some of the most delicious food on earth, there’s no end to the incredible experiences that await across North India. And in the sultry south, the Indian motto of ‘go with the flow’ is never more apt. The spiritual soul of the subcontinent can be found amongst the thousands of temples. From the lush Kerala Backwaters to the great temple town of Madurai, a journey to South India will capture your heart.

Book by 31 March 2019 and receive:

  • Free flights with any journey over 23 days– a saving of up to $2,490 per couple
  • Partner fly free for journeys of 14 to 16 days – a saving of up to $1,270 per couple
  • Fly business class from just $3,395 per person for any journey over 23 days
  • An early booking discount of $200 per person, which can be combined with the above flight offers.

Highlight itineraries include:

  • 16 Day Jewels of India from Delhi to Mumbai. Taking in the best North India has to offer, from the history and beauty of Jodhpur to the deep spirituality of Varanasi and Sarnath. From $14,190 per person
  • 29 Day Grand Discovery of India from Delhi to Kochi. Discover the grandeur of North India as you journey around the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra then head south to explore the British colonial history of Bangalore and Mysore, the lush highlands of Coorg and Kabini and cruise along the spectacular Kerala Backwaters. From $22,790 per person


All Scenic tours feature accommodation at the finest hotels available, included sightseeing and exclusive experiences, the services of an expert, hand-picked tour director and knowledgeable local guides, return airport transfers, all tipping and gratuities.

Beat the Queue for 2020 Club Med Ski and Sun Resort All-inclusive Holidays

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From today, travel agents can pre-register their client’s 2020 holiday requests, for travel 1 November 2019 – 31 April 2020), allowing them to beat the queue when sales open on 30 January 2019, and secure their client Club Med’s infamous super early bird price of up to 30% off – the best price on Club Med’s premium all-inclusive holidays, guaranteed.

Due to increasing demand, Club Med’s most popular Ski and Sun resorts are expected to fill fast thus agents are encouraged to get in early to secure their client’s dream holiday.

Whether your clients are after a winter escape in the powder snow of the extremely popular Club Med Japan resorts (Tomamu and Sahoro Hokkaido) which saw 37% of Aussie visitors returning again this year for another season, or an Asia escape to the family favourite Indonesian resorts (Bali and Bintan Island) which remain as the top-sellers for Aussie clients, pre-register now and enjoy:

  • Personalised quote sent to your inbox once sales open on 30 January, 2019
  • First choice of dates (January and Easter holidays included)
  • Full availability of rooms and services, including suites and childrens services
  • Streamlined confirmation process to secure your client’s holiday at super early bird price, by simply quoting the reference number once sales open


AU: http://bookearly-clubmed.com/

For travel agents tools and resources to help lock-in client pre-registration, visit the dedicated trade portal: https://www.clubmedta.com.au/special-offer/club-med-resort-offers-en-au/w20-pre-registration-for-ski-sun

Insight vacation unveils 2019 special interest journeys

Insight Vacations, Chelsea Flower Show

Insight Vacations, the global leader in premium guided vacations, is recognising the diverse interests of clients by offering Special Interest Journeys and magical experiences around the world.

Exclusive departures complement the various range of trips available and are specific to those interested in journeying beyond the ordinary to satisfy specific lifestyle interests including gardening, photography, art and more. Insight’s loyal Travel Advisors can encourage their clients to book early since these are limited departures and the Canadian Battlefields of Europe Special Interest itinerary to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings is now sold out with a wait list. In addition, Insight Vacations can customize a group departure for clients’ special interests.

As with all Insight Vacations journeys, guests will travel in style in smaller groups for more personalized experiences and comfortable travel with extra leg room and Wi-Fi onboard their luxury coaches. Their hotels will be hand-picked, always at the best locations. Deliciously Authentic Dining won’t be missed, and guests will be guided by their highly-skilled Travel Director. Samples of the itineraries offered on these seamless, magical Insight Experiences are available below:

An Art Lover’s Taste of Europe – 15 days – Departing October 6, 2019

Made for lovers of art, this journey has guests visiting some of the best art galleries and museums in Europe in true style. Guests visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Galleria Borghese and taste the flavours of the region in Orvieto by joining a local chef for a fascinating cooking demonstration and wine tasting, while in Italy. With a Local Expert, guests visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and enjoy the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael, before heading to Vinci en route to Milan, the home town of Leonardo da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death. After one more stop in Italy, the journey continues to Switzerland where clients explore Basel with their Travel Director, concluding with a visit to the Foundation Beyeler, one of the most beautiful art museums in the world, showcasing contemporary artists. In Paris, the Louvre is surely not to be missed and the following day, guests join their Local Expert to visit the Musee D’Orsay. The journey concludes in Amsterdam to admire the famous masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum.

European Affair & Chelsea Flower Show – 9 days – Departing May 24, 2019

For gardening lovers, clients will explore the mecca of all flower shows, the Chelsea Flower Show in London and in the evening, dine on a scenic Thames River Dinner Cruise. As an Insight Experience, they will also take part of the famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction in the Netherlands, visit a traditional Dutch windmill and the village of Volendam, known for its colourful wooden homes and the harbour lined with seafood vendors. In Bruges, guests will cruise along the canal and then visit the renowned Châteaux of the Loire Valley, beautiful Chenonceau Castle and the most magnificent Château de Chambord, before experiencing the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles. The journey concludes with the garden of Giverny that inspired many of Claude Monet’s masterpieces.

Oktoberfest 11 days – Departing September 22, 2019

After exploring Dresden and Berlin, clients will be welcomed in Munich with an orientation tour which shows them the Feldernhalle on the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, English Garden, Hofbrauhaus, St Peters Church and the famous Marienplatz. Next, guests enjoy a private invitation to exclusive seating in the renowned Ochsenbraterei Tent to celebrate Octoberfest. This afternoon, clients will enjoy the festival atmosphere, amusement rides, entertainment, beer and local Bavarian specialities for dinner as their host ensures a great time for all. Later, clients join special guest Patrick von Ritchthofen, known as ‘The Red Baron’, for an unforgettable conversation and a Celebration Dinner. In Melk, they join a river cruise along the stunning Wachay Valley and experience the vineyards and cellars of the local winery to learn about and sample the unique Wachau-style wine. In Vienna, clients will experience a concert of classic Viennese music and dance combined with a delicious meal of traditional Austrian fare in the evening.

Adventure World Travel launches its South America 2019/20 brochure 

Grey Lake, Adventure world Travel

Tailor-made travel specialist, Adventure World Travel, has unveiled its 2019/20 South America brochure, building upon its existing diverse portfolio with a significantly increased collection of unique boutique properties and  eco-friendly lodges.

With a high demand for jungle and eco-lodges, the award-winning brand has widened its selection of handpicked properties in Brazil’s Pantanal, a UNESCO World Heritage Nature Site and Biosphere Reserve, as well as more lodges in the Amazon.

New trips to look out for is the thrilling Pantanal Jaguar Cruise – where travellers can discover diverse flora, fauna and seek out the elusive jaguar in the wild, Pantanal is one of the best places in the world to do so. Over four days, enjoy wildlife expeditions, local cuisine and culture.

With growing popularity in Central America, Adventure World Travel have expanded their product offering in this region including Panama which has grown 55 per cent YOY and also a diverse range of trips in Cuba from new GSA partner, Explore Worldwide who offer activities such as walking, cycling and family trips too.

A 7-day Patagonia Jeep Safari is sure to set hearts racing, the unique tailor-made trip is the ultimate safari adventure to experience the best sites in both Argentina and Chile. Choose between a self-drive or a guided safari while staying at unique hotels. Hike to Laguna Azul, boat through the Grey Lake to witness the majesty of Glacier Grey from up-close and take an expedition to the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier.

Discover Peru with 2 free nights + culinary experience worth $779 per couple on Handpicked Peru, a 13-day journey through the cultural heart of South America. Visit colonial Arequipa, the bustling capital of Lima, the markets and ruins of Cusco, Puno and the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Go Trekking the Inca Trail on a 5-day group trip with a complimentary Inca Trail permit. Embark on one of the world’s most spectacular treks hiking through the ancient land of the Incas in a small group with an experienced guide and porters. After exploring, return to Cusco by scenic train.

For more information visit Adventure World Travel at adventureworld.com or call 1300 363 055.

Explore expand ‘Beyond’ Collection of Holidays

Aurora Yellowknife

Adventure travel specialists, Explore Worldwide has expanded its ‘Beyond’ collection of limited edition holidays, which offer one-off experiences, to include a cycling trip around Berlin to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and a short northern lights break in Canada.

Cycle the Berlin Wall

2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Explore is offering a pedal-powered tour around West Berlin – tracing a route where the 155km long Wall used to stand in the Cold War period from 1961-1989.

This moderate level cycling trip will average 41km per day on tarmac is guided by an Explore leader who grew up in East Germany and can provide unique insights into life behind the wall and the iconic events of 1989.

Those in the saddle will have the chance to visit several sites including Hitler’s Bunker, the Bridge of Spies (Glienicke Bridge), Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, East Side Gallery and the Brandenburg Gate.

Additionally, we visit Potsdam’s UNESCO palaces and gardens in the former Prussian royal seat including Cecilienhof Palace where Stalin, Truman and Churchill signed the Treaty of Potsdam in August 1945.

Canada Northern Lights Short Break

Located at the edge of the Arctic, Yellowknife is a remote hub in Canada’s white north. Only 400km south of the Arctic Circle and far from any major sources of light pollution, this is one of the best places in the world for spotting the Aurora Borealis – the famous Northern Lights.

Three nights of this trip is spent Aurora hunting in isolated private cabins on the banks off the Great Slave Lake ensuring an excellent chance of spotting the lights dancing across the sky on this trip.

As Yellowknife is so far north the Northern Lights appear from late summer to early autumn as well as through the winter, so Explore is offering two different itineraries to choose from. The winter departures are perfect for enjoying activities such as snowmobiling and ice fishing and in autumn it is an ideal time to combine leaf-peeping Canada’s beautiful autumn colours before spending an evening spent looking for the Northern Lights.

Late summer and early autumn departures also link with trips in the Rockies, giving you the possibility to make this Northern Lights experience an amazing extension to a trip to Canada.

Hot deals from Peregrine Adventures 

Save $765 on Peregrine Adventures 11 day Explore Patagonia departing 6 January 2019.

Now $6,885 per person twin-share – was $7,650 per person twin-share – a saving of $765 per person.

Adventure across Patagonia, Chile and Argentina’s southern fringes. On this trip, travellers will enjoy a leisurely three night stay in Bariloche as they cruise Nahuel Hapi Lake, witness Andean scenery and sample local specialties at a high tea in Hotel Llao Llao and discover the forests and snow-capped volcanoes of Argentina’s Lakes District.

Highlights for travellers include enjoying a two night ‘feature stay’ in Torres del Paine National Park, discovering their hidden lagoons lakes and witnessing the extraordinary 35 kilometre long ice mass.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

Save $557 on Peregrine Adventures nine day Essential Cuba departing 19 January 2019.

Now $3,158 per person twin-share – was $3,715 per person twin-share – a saving of $557 per person.

Travel to Cuba and see the best of their cities, towns and tobacco fields.

On this trip, travellers will wonder the cobblestone streets and listen to Cuban rhythms in Casa de La Trova, discover the history of the Cuban Revolution in Santa Clara, witness the colours and smells of the plants in Soroa and view vintage cars, horse drawn carriages and tractors in Vinales.

Highlights of this trip includes a two night feature stay at Hotel Nacional in Havana, which is considered a symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

Save $501 on Peregrine Adventures 15 day Vintage Vietnam departing 2 January 2019.

Now $2,839 per person twin-share – was $3,340 per person twin-share – a saving of $501 per person.

Discover the best of Vietnam from the south to the north. On this trip, travellers will witness Vietnam’s most astounding histories, cruise along waterways enjoying a seafood lunch and snorkelling trip in Nha Trang and enjoy a candle lit dinner during a feature stay in Halong Bay.

Highlights of this trip include witnessing a traditional small scale family theatre while encountering Vietnamese water puppetry from a seventh generation puppeteer and spending a night in the legendary Mekong Delta.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

Save $243 on Peregrine Adventures eight day Jordan Explorer departing 20 January 2019.

Now $2,187 per person twin-share – was $2,430 per person twin-share – a saving of $243 per person.

Discover Jordan’s majestic architecture and desert culture while taking in Petra, Jerash and the Dead Sea.

On this trip, travellers will reveal hidden treasures and iconic highlights of Jordan, discover the wind swept rock formations at Wadi Rum, float in the Dead Sea and catch a glimpse of the Eighth Wonder of the World, The Treasury through the narrow canyon walls in Petra.

Highlights of this trip include taking a journey through the desert to a traditional Bedouin camp for a feature stay spent under the starry sky and enjoying an authentic meal cooked in an earthen oven by Bedouin Hosts.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

Save $465 on Peregrine Adventures 11 day Northern Thailand Adventure departing 18 January 2019.

Now $2,640 per person twin-share – was $3,105 per person twin-share – a saving of $465 per person.

Get up close and under the surface of Northern Thailand. On this trip, travellers will support an important animal welfare initiative by getting up close to the incredible creatures of the Elephant Nature Park, discover mouth watering Thai food, uncover fascinating history and visit the home of the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ to learn its dark past.

A highlight for travellers on this journey includes a one night feature stay at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge where they are immersed in local culture without compromising on comfort.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

For more information please visit https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/


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