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Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

It’s Monday! Which means you get to dream of a holiday with this wrap. For us it means tripping up the stairs to the office after a big weekend.

Busabout announces official travel partnership with Tomorrowland 2018


Busabout, the expert in flexible travel, is proud to announce it will be an official travel partner for one of the world’s largest annual music festivals – Tomorrowland, which emphasises musical diversity, innovation and sensation. Clients keen to visit the world-renowned festival can combine it with an unforgettable and completely flexible European adventure on the Busabout Hop-on Hop-off network. For the first time in 2018, festival goers can travel to Tomorrowland with Busabout, and turn a three-day festival into a custom-made holiday, spending up to six months travelling throughout Europe on the ultimate summer trip.

Busabout’s Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Tomorrowland Pass is now available, offering clients the freedom to create their perfect itinerary using the private door-to-door coach network. They will travel with fun, like-minded people, and can pre-plan their trip across Europe or create their holiday as they go, with total flexibility. Clients can travel to the Tomorrowland 2018 festivals’ second weekend, July 27-29, in the town of Boom in Belgium while enjoying their personally-tailored trip through the 47 European destinations available on the Busabout Hop-on Hop-off network.

Tomorrowland is one of the most highly anticipated events of the European summer festival season. Thousands of international music-lovers travel to Boom in Belgium every year to connect with world class DJs like Lost Frequencies, A State of Trance, NERVO Nation and more. In 2018, over 100 000 minutes of music will be played by more than 1000 artists to make up the ultimate musical experience across two weekends in July; July 20-22, and July 27-29.

Scenic announces Double Eclipse for 2020

Following the extraordinary global interest in Scenic’s soon-to-launch six-star Scenic Eclipse, the company has announced its flagship will be joined by a sister ship, Scenic Eclipse II.

Scenic Eclipse II will further strengthen Scenic’s position as the leading innovator in the cruise industry, setting an unparalleled benchmark in design, luxury and technology.

Launching in 2020, Scenic Eclipse II will embark on her maiden voyage from Athens to Lisbon, before the debut sailing season, which will include the European and Russian Arctic, a region of diverse wildlife and habitat, well suited to discovery by Scenic’s fleet of 6-star luxury meets expedition ships.

Itineraries will include remote and long sought after destinations including Russia’s White Sea, a real treat for the explorers at heart, and a luxurious voyage that will more than satisfy those who long to experience the delights of an untamed territory; the Northwest Passage, which represents the pinnacle of Polar exploration; Southern Greenland, rarely visited with wilderness that offers some of the most spectacular and un-spoilt scenery anywhere on earth; and Alaska to Russia across the Bering Sea, to experience the stark beauty that this remote region has to offer.

A whole NEW Europe with Travelmarvel in 2019

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Australia’s leading premium travel company, Travelmarvel, today launched their 2019 Europe River Cruising Preview brochure, announcing new destinations, introducing Hop-on Hop-off touring and showing off new refurbishments across their European river ships plus much, much more!

Amongst the preview’s new additions, Travelmarvel is extending their Coastal and Expedition cruise products to include Iceland, Baltic Sea, the Scottish Isles and the fjords of Norway in 2019. All cruises and land itineraries featured in Travelmarvel’s Europe River Cruising 2019 preview brochure, benefit from a range of unmissable Early Bird savings ending on 30 April, 2018.

In another big announcement, Travelmarvel’s European Gems River Ships will be sporting brand new refurbishments in 2019. The new look river ships will also be offering two dining options, formal and informal, for both lunch and dinner to allow more flexibility and freedom.

The new offerings from Travelmarvel keep coming with the addition of escorted Hop-on Hop-off touring options on city stays with the use of a dedicated Travelmarvel coach and tour director, which tie in with their Flexi Tours, allowing guests to custom build their own adventure.

Free stopover in Singapore or Hong Kong valued at up to $780 per person

Love freebies? Book a selected tour to Southeast Asia, India or Sri Lanka with Wendy Wu Tours, and you’ll double your destinations with a free 2-night stopover in either Singapore or Hong Kong valued at up to $780 per person. Choose your favourite stopover city and go! Your free stopover will include a city cruise as well as bed and breakfast in a superior four-star hotel and transfers.

Make 2018 the year you visit the verdant rice paddies of Vietnam, the ancient forts of India or the rolling tea plantations of Sri Lanka. Just a hop-step-and-a-jump away awaits the rich cultures of ancient Asia.

Take your pick from over 25 of our most popular tours in this offer. Deposits are just $99pp to secure your spot, so book today and start counting down the days to your dream trip – which could be one of these:

  • HONG KONG STOPOVER. Valued at up to $780 pp
  • SINGAPORE STOPOVER. Valued at up to $550 pp

Kiso Ontake Tourism Office signs partnership with Tourism Garden

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Marketing specialists Tourism Garden are excited to announce the signing of a representation partnership agreement with Kiso Ontake Tourism Office.

The appointment will see Tourism Garden manage a range of marketing and sales activities in Australia for Kiso Ontake Tourism Office, seeking to raise awareness and increase demand for travel to Japan’s Kiso Ontake area amongst Australians. Primarily targeted at repeat travellers and high-end clients, Tourism Garden will drive awareness of Kiso with trade and media through targeted marketing, sales and PR activities including famils, sales missions and strategic partnerships.

Kiso is a mountainous region in the south-eastern part of the Nagano prefecture that runs alongside the mountains of the Central Alps.

One of the region’s most famous drawcards is a section of the Nakasendo Trail, one of the five prominent trade routes of the Edo period (1603-1868) connecting Edo (pre-modern Tokyo) and Kyoto. The most prominent part of the Nakasendo lies between Magome and Tsumago, two “post towns” (rest stations) that have made efforts to maintain their historic feel, preserving the atmosphere and charm of the era in which they were built.

Huge Europe Summer Sale with On The Go Tours

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Keep the summer days rolling with On The Go Tours’ huge Europe Summer Sale across their Italy, Spain, Croatia and Turkey tours. On sale from now until 16 March 2018.

On The Go’s iconic two-for-one deal is available on the Italian Expresso tour, which launched in September 2017. The seven-day tour is the full ‘Italiano’ experience starting in the romantic, floating city of Venice and ending in the beautiful renaissance city of Florence. Every quintessential Italian experience will come true from drinking grappa in Verona, watching a cooking demonstration in the birthplace of pesto, walking the scenic trails of the Cinque Terre and taking a photo propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The seven-day tour starts at $3,295 per couple when two people book and travel together. For solo travellers, 30 per cent off the tour price applies. Selected departure dates for the two-for-one deal are 8 and 22 July; 5 August; 2 and 16 September 2018.

On The Go Tours are also offering 25 per cent off a whole host of European destinations, so travellers can eat tapas in Barcelona, discover the stunning Plitvice Lakes in Croatia and soar over Cappadocia in a hot air balloon in Turkey.

Share the love with Santiburi Koh Samui’s Romance Package promising unforgettable private stays


Santiburi Koh Samui, the luxury villa and suite resort on the island’s stunning north shore is sweeping couples off their feet with luxuriously seductive stays.

With the month of love just around the corner, couples are already being wooed by a spectacular three-night Grand Deluxe Pool Villa stay offer at Santiburi Koh Samui that includes breakfast, sparkling wine, a candlelit dinner for two on the beach and a one-hour in-villa couple’s spa treatment.

Set in 23 acres of beautifully landscaped beachside tropical gardens, Santiburi Koh Samui is an idyllic lovers’ retreat by the sea. The Grand Deluxe Pool Villas offer an even more tranquil escape surrounded by flowers in bloom and lush greenery with a garden courtyard and private swimming pool creating an idyllic hideaway for two.

Couples that play together stay together, and Santiburi Koh Samui stands out for its many engaging activities. The Sports Centre offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities as well as a floodlit tennis court, yoga classes and Muay Thai boxing lessons. A 1.2-kilometre walking and running trail takes in the beach and gardens, with mountain bikes available for guests who prefer to explore the island interiors. Meanwhile, Santiburi’s Water Sports Centre provides plenty of fun in the sun for couples as they harness the power of the wind and waves with kayaks, paddle-boards, Hobie cats and windsurfers all provided free of charge. Close by, twosomes can tee off for a leisurely round of golf at the championship Santiburi Country Club with special discounts for guests at Santiburi Koh Samui.

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