Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

Amy Bryant

It’s Monday and we’re still half asleep so we got the workie to whip this wrap up for us. Then we got them to whip up lunch too.

Chimu Adventure’s Big Argentina Tour Sale 


Chimu is offering a range of discounts and flight inclusive offers throughout the month of April:

  • Highlights of Argentina – flight inclusive deal is priced from AUD 3,695 (including return flights ex SYD, MEL or BNE), this is a 9-day exploration of Argentina’s most iconic highlights including Buenos Aires, Salta and the Iguazu Falls.
  • Buenos Aires to Rio – flight inclusive deal is priced from AUD 3,625 (including return flights ex SYD, MEL or BNE), this 9-day tour allows travellers to discover the pleasures of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro as well as all the highlights in between.

Agents can also score clients a 10% discount on all other Argentina tours.

Get in fast to secure the flight inclusive deals valid until 19th April 2017 only and the 10% discounts available until 30th April 2017.


The Travel Corporation and Treadright Foundation to Support Wildlife SOS – India this Earth Day

Wildlife SOS India

The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, announce it will support TreadRight Heritage Initiative partner Wildlife SOS – India this coming Earth Day.

For every booking made on Saturday, April 22, with TTC’s brands around the world, the TreadRight Foundation will donate $1 to Wildlife SOS – India to help save elephants in abusive or harmful situations. Participating brands include Trafalgar, Adventure World, Contiki, Costsaver, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold.

In addition, TTC, TreadRight, and Wildlife SOS will publish “A Guide to Ethical Elephant Experiences” featuring important tips to help responsible travellers avoid unethical practices and to ensure their elephant experiences are rewarding for people and elephants alike.

Tempo Holidays discount Italy


Tempo Holidays are discounting a selection of coach, independent and short break tours in Italy over the month of April, for all departures from now until 26 Oct 2017.

Included in the deal is one of Tempo’s best sellers, Emerald Tour by Coach. This five day coach tour journey’s through Italy’s most spectacular coastline and includes an unforgettable escape in Sorrento and Amalfi. Prices now start from $975 per person, was $1085 per person twin share.

Other tours discounted include Gastronomic Tuscany (5 days), Bella Italia (8 days), Taste of Sorrento & Amalfi (5 days), Taste of Lake Como (4 days) and Neapolitan Magic (3 days).


Busabout are Offering Agents Free Europe Hop-on-hop-off Passes


Busabout are offering FREE European Stop or Unlimited Hop-on-Hop-off passes to all travel agents in Australia and New Zealand.

There’s more..Busabout is also offering up to 50% off HOHO passes for up to 3 of your best mates!

To get your FREE 2017 pass you need to have been within the industry for 6 months, and then you’re good to go! To find out more information, just speak to your Busabout Sales Manager.

The Hop-on-Hop-off network is the ultimate flexible travel network, linking up to 46 of the best European destinations.


Explore, dream and soar at Disney Explorers Lodge in Hong Kong Disneyland

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Hong Kong Disneyland is a brand new hotel, the Disney Explorers Lodge, which is set to open doors on 30th April 2017. Dedicated to the spirit of exploration, the motto of the new hotel is ‘ad explorare et somniare’ (to explore and dream).

Hotel rooms feature exotic furnishings to match the unique cultures and features views of the distinctively landscaped tropical gardens surrounding the four wings of the hotel. Hotel highlights include: the South American garden, Kevin Garden; Little Squirt Garden, which reflects the Oceania region; the Asian garden, Hathi Jr. Garden; and the Rafiki Garden, which showcases the African Savannah garden. Each garden includes elements of the animations that are associated with the gardens. The hotel also features a large swimming pool overlooking the South China Sea.

Guests who stay at the Disney Explorers Lodge Hotel will receive a Priority Admission Pass to at least one park attraction, including the newly launched and popular ride attraction, the Iron Man Experience.

Escape Travel now offering exclusive discounts to more seniors

Senior travellers can see the world sooner for less through a range of exclusive deals now available for travellers aged 60 and over from Escape Travel.

The tailor-made holiday specialists have lowered the age to qualify for the seniors’ discount by five years, making the great-value product accessible to more customers.

Some of the deals include savings of up to $822* on Europe guided holidays and up to $300 off all-inclusive Escorted Escapes to destinations such as Europe, India, Africa, Japan and South and Central America.

Travellers 60 and over can also enjoy airfares to Europe with Etihad Airways from $1189, domestic companion airfares with Virgin Australia from as low as $69, cruises from $109 per day, savings of $400 on all-inclusive river cruises and 15% off Kiwi rail packages.


Popular Demand Drives an increase of Cherry Blossom Departures with Wendy Wu

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Wendy Wu Tours announce the release of 2018 Japan tours during the famous Cherry Blossom season, with five group tour itineraries exploring this fascinating country during the peak season.

This expansion comes off the back of a very busy March selling period where additional departure dates were added to cope with demand for the 2017 season, says Head of Product for Wendy Wu Tours, Ms Bernadette Holmes.

Agents are encouraged to secure client bookings as soon as possible due to the limited availability during this peak season. The inclusive price covers return economy airfares and taxes from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Perth, all accommodation, meals, all ground transportation in Japan and daily sightseeing with expert national escorts.


Increasing the African Bush Camps footprint in the Australasian Market

African Bush Camps has recently entered into a partnership with Ynot Concepts, a cutting-edge boutique agency in Sydney, Australia. Ynot Concepts will support African Bush Camps in the Australasian market in sales, marketing and PR.

With over 21 years industry experience and extensive product knowledge, Ynot Concepts provides a strong platform to increase our brand awareness, grow the African Bush Camps market share and stimulate new business in Australia and New Zealand.


Contiki Celebrates Inclusivity with Greek Week Pride Trips


Contiki is adding Pride to its Greek Week summer 2017 product itineraries to celebrate the Greek Pride events in Athens & Mykonos. The trips will cater for all millennial travellers, and run over 9 days, travelling around Athens, Ios and Mykonos, with new Pride departures offering the same itinerary plus some added Pride included extras.

Greek Week, Athens Pride – Departing 9th June 2017: running for 10 days, the trip features an extra day in Athens so travellers can kick the trip off with a welcome evening in the uber cool precinct of Gazi. The next day the group dives into the festival to see first-hand how the Greek capital celebrates Pride. From $1,886, view Greek Week, Athens Pride.

Greek Week, Mykonos Pride – Departure 24th August 2017: sticking to the original Greek Week itinerary of 9 days, this Pride departure spends its time in Mykonos during its iconic festival, XLSIOR Mykonos. From $1,806 view Greek Week, Mykonos Pride.

Budget Australia Wins 2017 Reader’s Digest Quality Service Award

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Budget Car Rental’s commitment to delivering personalised service and exceeding customer expectations has been recognised with the company named the 2017 recipient of the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Award for Car Rental.

Quality Service Award winners are determined by a survey of 1,500 Australian adults conducted by leading market research company Catalyst Marketing and Research. Respondents are asked to nominate service providers they have personally used and rank their performance in a number of areas, including personalisation, understanding, simplicity, reliability and overall satisfaction.


Insight Vacations Offer Savings on Flights for 2017 Tours

Sistine Chapel - Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations is offering savings of $500 per couple on flights when booked in conjunction with any 2017 Europe, USA or Canada tour, for a limited time until April 12 2017. If flights have already been booked guests can still take advantage of this offer with the discount being applied to the tour instead.

Plus, agents can also combine this with Insight’s 5% Early Payment Discount available on many 2017 Europe, USA or Canada tours to save even more for their clients.



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