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Adventure World goes ‘Wild’ with 2018/19 India & Asia brochure


A plethora of new responsible wildlife packages have bolstered Adventure World’s newly released 2018/19 India and Asia portfolio.

NEW for 2018 is a dedicated Wildlife of Sri Lanka program where clients explore the lesser known Wilpattu National Park, home to a vast number of Sri Lankan leopards.  Along with big cats there is the chance to see elephants, sloth bears and an array of other wildlife and flora on a thrilling Jeep safari. The program also includes an infrared night safari in Yala National Park and a day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Horton Plains.

Birding enthusiasts will be drawn to the new Jungles, Wildlife & Temples itinerary in Cambodia which features a lodge stay in the isolated village of Tmatboey, famous for the conservation of the giant ibis, Cambodia’s national bird. Clients can enjoy a series of wildlife and birding treks with local naturalists.

In Indonesia, the new Kaliman tan Orang-utans by Houseboat program allows travellers to explore the wonders of Tanjung, putting by houseboat, cruising languid waters, surrounded by jungle and encounter wild orang-utans.

Move over Venice, Intrepid sets sights on European ‘not hot’ spots in 2018

To coincide with World Tourism Day last week, Intrepid Travel released its inaugural ‘Not Hot Travel List’ along with their 2018 Europe brochure, in response to overtourism issues across Europe. The responsible travel specialists are offering travellers a unique bucket-list of brand new and less-trodden destinations, to help combat the escalating issue of overtourism in parts of Croatia, Iceland, Italy and Spain, and promote sustainable travel.

More than 799,916 tourists from 539 cruises visited the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Dubrovnik in 2016, a 13.5 per cent increase on the previous year that has led to growing tensions among locals and tourists on the over-crowded streets. The situation is similar in cities like Barcelona and Venice, and numerous other tourist hot spots around the world.

Intrepid CEO James Thornton said the 2018 Not Hot Travel List was developed in response to concerns about overtourism and travellers desire to get away from the masses. A focus on less frequently visited destinations supports the adventure travel company’s ongoing commitment to responsible tourism.

Hike, sandboard and whitewater raft your way through the breathtaking contrasts of Chile


Clinging to the west coast of South America, Chile is a mythical land of distinct culture, diverse landscapes and mysterious history, although it’s Chile’s more hard-to-reach wonders that have helped secure the top spot at the 2017 World Travel Awards.

Discover the region’s top five best kept secrets with these insider tips and experiences to get the adrenaline pumping:

There’s never been a better time to discover Chile’s thrill-seeking adventures; they won’t keep the crowds away for too long – especially following the industry’s most prestigious awards, the World Travel Awards, which saw Chile voted as ‘Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’ in South America for the third consecutive year as well as taking out the same title, worldwide, in 2016.

Chimu offers up to 50 per cent off a huge range of selected Antarctica voyages throughout the 2017-18 season

Chimu Adventures, Australia’s leading Antarctica specialist, is offering a range of incredible and exclusive discounts on a huge range of cruises to Antarctica.  Chimu’s great value offer encompasses 37 departure dates in 2017/18 on four outstanding small ships, including Fly The Drake options. There hasn’t been a sale offering like this in the market for a long time.

Offering up to 50 per cent off selected cruises as well as AU$1330 land credit to be used on any of Chimu Adventure’s packages in South America, combined with the plethora of departure dates, it is the best time for agents to be snapping up some easy sales as there is something for everyone in this range.

To make it even easier for agents to seal the deal, Chimu has created a complete Marketing Pack. The pack can be downloaded here.

Tempo Latin deals extended for early bird sale


Tempo Holidays are offering up to 20 per cent off a range of Latin America itineraries for agents and their clients to book until 31 Oct 2017 as part of their early-bird sales promotion.

Travellers can uncover this incredible part of the world with Tempo’s independent package Best of Peru & Boliva. For 11 days travellers will view the incredible ancient ruins and heritage monuments of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, travel through the stunning scenery of the Altiplano and cross Lake Titicaca to La Paz.

Or save up to A$295//NZ$315 per person with Tempo’s package Jungle & Inca Discovery. On this tour, which includes eight nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, Machu Picchu Sanctuary fee and transfers and land transportation, travellers will enjoy nocturnal excursions in the Amazon, get a specialized guided tour of Machu Picchu and be immersed in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.

African Wildlife Safaris releases biggest brochure of the year


South Melbourne-based travel wholesaler African Wildlife Safaris has released their 2018 Africa brochure, whose pages include a newcomer for 2018 – the Seychelles. This fabulous Indian Ocean archipelago is a haven for honeymooners, snorkelers and scuba divers, with its crystalline waters and high-end luxury beach resorts. This supplements the three other gorgeous islands that remain a constant fixture: Mauritius, Madagascar and Zanzibar.

Also featured are a wealth of existing safari camps renowned for their service and locations in Africa’s finest gameviewing areas, as well as completely rebuilt or brand new properties. Examples include the legendary Mombo Camp in Botswana’s lion-rich Moremi Game Reserve and stunning Bisate Lodge, in the heart of Rwandan mountain gorilla territory.

Immensely popular classic safari destinations such as Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe remain central to this comprehensive publication. Of course, so do life-changing experiences such as gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda, scaling Mount Kilimanjaro – “The Roof of Africa”, exhilarating walking safaris in Zambia and touring spiritual Ethiopia.

Tempo release Greece, Croatia & Turkey 2018/19 brochure 


Tempo Holidays brand new look Greece, Croatia and Turkey for 2018/19 brochure is out now! With the exciting new Tempo Signature Range included that combines rich experiences, comprehensive inclusions with tried and tested hotels, Tempo Holidays says this brochure is their ‘best yet’.

Croatia is ever increasing in popularity and Tempo is matching this with their product. With cruise and land combination itineraries, as well as more cruises that include themed cruises, there is a large variety for every type of traveller in Croatia.

Tempo Holidays are also introducing Georgia and Armenia into the mix with 3 independent and escorted itineraries. If you are after luxury then Tempo have this too with Luxury Santorini packages.

With a huge range of early bird specials on at the moment with this brochure including 20 per cent off selected Greece product, 15 per cent off selected Croatia island hopping as well as much more, make sure to download your copy here!

West Coast Dreaming Thanks to Travelmarvel’s Early-Bird Deals

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Premium tour and cruise operator Travelmarvel are excited to release their 2018/19 Western Australia brochure this weekend. Share the spectacular natural beauty and ancient landscapes of Australia’s West Coast and Top End with clients, with great early-bird specials.

Guests dreaming of exploring their own backyard can book the memorable 18-day West Coast Adventure trip, which includes two nights at Emma Gorge in the stunning El Questro Wilderness Park and two nights in Broome, at the centrally located Oaks Hotel, from $7,695pp twin share. Including an early-bird saving of up to $1,000 per couple and an early payment discount of $400 per couple, valid when clients book and pay in full 10 months prior to departure.

Solo Travellers will also save 50% off the single supplement, the saving of up to $1,225 is valid on the West Coast Adventure and Last Frontier tours and groups of six who book a trip of 15 day or more can save up to $300 per couple.

Clients will experience unique exclusive activities such as a World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef cruise, Monkey Mia Sunset cruise, York Guided tour, Gabriel Chocolate tour and tasting to name a few.

World Expeditions launches food lover’s range!


Adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched a suite of special itineraries designed for food lovers keen to immerse themselves in their chosen destination through foodie experiences and walking.

The new trips – to Japan, Vietnam, South Africa, Peru and Morocco, follow the very successful Food Lovers series operated through the company’s European brand, UTracks, which combine culinary experiences with walking exploration of the region’s cultural and gastronomic highlights.

The food lover’s range delivers a high level of comfort, with high 3 to 4 star accommodation selected for its quality and style.  Itineraries blend just enough activity to get the most out of the unique dining and food related experiences with cultural and historic experiences.

Save thousands on priceless gorilla experience with Intrepid

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Intrepid Travel is offering up to 40 per cent off its remaining gorilla tours in 2017 with thousands of dollars of savings on offer for last-minute travellers.

October tours are priced from $2373 for a 16-day Gorillas and Game Parks overland adventure through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, including a close encounter with gorillas in Rwanda and the chance to spot the big five on safari in Kenya and Uganda.

Departing October 21 and 28, 2017, the tours are discounted by 40 per cent, offering savings of more than $2000.


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