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Discover the best of Kangaroo Island on an Escorted Tour

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Discover Kangaroo Island’s intriguing history, fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, pristine beaches and unique local wines and produce on SeaLink’s fully inclusive and escorted four-day and three-night Kangaroo Island Experience tour.

The Kangaroo Island Experience Tour departs 9 and 30 April, 11 May, 8 and 22 October and 5 and 23 November 2018. All tours are inclusive with accommodation at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, Kingscote and all tours are escorted by well-known South Australian tour host, Shirley Tamm, who has over 36 years’ experience in the travel industry.

Over the four days The Kangaroo Island Experience Tour visits all the main island attractions including the Maritime & Folk Museum, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Clifford’s Honey Farm, Cygnet River and Raptor Domain ‘Birds of Prey’ show. Experience the amazing nature that Kangaroo Island is famous for with a guided beach walk at Seal Bay Conservation Park amongst a colony of wild Australian sea lions and visit Flinders Chase National Park to witness nature’s breath-taking creations – Remarkable Rock and Admirals Arch.

Local wine and produce have not been forgotten on this tour with wine tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery, cheese and dairy tastings at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, delicious lunches at Dudley Wines Cellar Door, ‘Frogs N Roses’ café, and Vivonne Bay Bistro and gourmet dinners at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn.

Final days: New Caledonia for only $1,699

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New Caledonia Travel Connection (NCTC), Australia’s leading travel specialist to New Caledonia, invites you totake advantage of this month’s special offers before they end and see New Caledonia’s famous lagoon at discounted prices. The iconic turquoise lagoon marks its 10-year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed in 2008 for its exceptional natural beauty and astounding marine biodiversity.

Let your senses feast on colourful fish and vibrant coral beds that seem to stretch for miles. Giant black manta rays, sea turtles and dugongs (sea cows) also frequent the lagoon’s warm waters and are known to cosy up to visitors so be ready for an experience of a lifetime.

Travel to New Caledonia and plunge into its underwater paradise for as low as $1,699 p.p. when you book before 31/03/2018. All packages are inclusive of international return flights, seven-night accommodation and transfers. Exclusive bonuses are also added in some packages, such as free nights, free room upgrades, discounted room rates and complimentary bottles of wine.

Experience the magic of a European winter with Escapes by Globus

Europe isn’t all about soaking up the Mediterranean sun, sailing the Croatian islands and sprawling about in grand city parks; once the heat dials down so too does the number of tourists, and with it comes the fairytale-like winter scenery and amazing travel deals. Now, thanks to leading escorted tour company, Globus, and its latest offering, Escapes by Globus, from November 2018 Aussies will be able to explore Europe’s most popular cities and charming countryside villages, not to mention the finest Christmas lights and festive markets across the region – all at wallet-friendly prices.

Globus National Marketing Manager Chris Fundell said Escapes by Globus is the answer for Aussie travellers looking to explore Europe’s hotspots without the high price tag and deluge of summer tourists; as well as a great excuse for those visiting friends and family in the region over the holiday season to add a tour to their itinerary.

Escapes by Globus has an itinerary to suit all types of travellers and passions. Fans of art and architecture will be in awe after a visit to Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, architect Gaudì’s masterpiece, that has been in construction since 1882. For those who appreciate a good tipple or two, a tour through the whisky capital of the world – Scotland – includes a whisky distillery visit and tastings in the country’s capital of Glasgow and there’s even an ‘escape’ for those more interested in simply passing time in a Parisian café, eating crêpes and sipping coffee.

Contiki Launches three New & Improved Itineraries on South Pacific Product

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18-35’s travel guru releases Australia & New Zealand 2018-19 product with three improved trips in New Zealand and some incredible foodie experiences across their South Pacific product.

The scenery, outback, endless adventures and beautiful beaches make Australia and New Zealand two of the most sought-after travel destinations for 18-35 year olds. And with indulgent foodie No Regrets Inclusions, unforgettable Free Time Add-Ons and an array of Ways to Stay including five unique Special Stays, Contiki’s trips offer the ultimate travel experience across Australia and New Zealand. Comprising of 22 unique itineraries and five travel styles, enabling travellers to choose from Discoverer, Short Trips & Festivals, In-Depth Explorer, Sailing Cruise & Beach and Winter & Ski trips.

Amended New Zealand 2018-19 trips include: The Big Tiki, Kiwiana Panorama and Sweet as South. All 3 trips have added Te Anau & Milford to their itineraries. The added destinations see Milford Sound Cruise, Southern Country Farm Experience and Wine & Craft beer tasting in Queenstown added to the trips Free Time Add-Ons.

Whilst the Contiki accommodation offers an array of central hotels, hostels, and four unique special stays including a mountain side hotel which overlooks the towering peaks of the active Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. Plus expect a whole array of unforgettable Free Time Add-Ons such as sailing the Whitsundays, quad biking through the outback of Australia and bungee jumping, zorbing, dolphin spotting and wine tasting in New Zealand’s outdoor playground.

Book with confidence with guaranteed dates on all remaining Collette 2018 tours!

All remaining dates for 2018 are now guaranteed to go. We are always looking for ways to help our agent partners sell with confidence. That’s why we have extended our guaranteed dates for the rest of the year!

Not only will your guests enjoy peace of mind knowing that their tour is sure to depart, but you also get a powerful marketing tool to help make selling easy. It’s just another way we fulfill our promise to help you grow your business.

Final days: 10 per cent OFF Northern Spain & Portugal Tours

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Spain & Portugal Travel Connection, Australia’s leading Spain and Portugal travel specialist, invites you to take advantage of this month’s special offer before it ends and get 10 per cent discount on escorted tours in Northern Spain and Portugal. Venture north of the Iberian and discover its lesser-known treasures. Journey to Spain’s magical Salamanca, elegant Santander and pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela, or walk the ancient narrow lanes of Braga and wind past the quaint cafes and colourful houses of Porto in Portugal.

Book before 31/03/2018 and travel from 01/04 to 31/10/2018! See below for a selection of the discounted tours or visit our website for the complete list of tour specials.

  • Four-Day Northern Spain Tour – From Gaudi’s Barcelona to the timeless Bay of Biscay, this exciting escorted tour introduces travellers to Green Spain running along the Cantabric sea.
  • Six-Day Galicia & North Portugal Tour – This fantastic multi-day tour brings travellers to the north of the Iberian Peninsula where Galicia and the wonders of northern Portugal await.
  • 12-Day Northern Spain & Portugal from Madrid – Explore the best of Northern Spain and Portugal with this wonderful tour from Madrid.
  • 19-Day Iberian Tour – Discover the gems of the Iberian Peninsula and learn Spain and Portugal’s fascinating history.

Trafalgar Treats with deals across the globe this Easter

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Easter is a time for family, food and connection. Whether young or old, hunting for hidden treasures is fun for everyone. But of course, chocolate isn’t the only treat that’s out there to uncover, discover or devour. Trafalgar has scoured Europe for hidden gems, so guests can be free to savour them. From sipping on the best Sangria at a local favourite in Seville to enjoying a private dinner in the Vatican, the good life awaits with up to 15 per cent off 16 select departure trips to Europe this Easter.

Clients can unlock some of Europe’s incredible hidden gems including the Metropol Parasol for the best view of Seville on Spain, Morocco and Portugal  – the cheesecake and the macarons are unmissable according to Trafalgar Travel Director, Jonathan. There’s nothing like a good coffee on a long weekend, and Travel Director Larae knows where to get the best brew in Hvar on Balkan Delight.

Families can enjoy a jaunt through Italy on Gladiators,Gondolas and Gold (12 per cent off departing 10 August), where the whole family will learn how to make the perfect pizza. Trafalgar’s experienced family friendly Travel Directors will unearth surprises on the way, tell extraordinary tales and take care of all the details so guests needn’t worry about a thing. For clients that prefer a Grand Italian Experience (15 per cent off departing 19 July), this leisurely trip encompasses all of Italy’s finesse including the Lakes, Amalfi Coast and stunning south.

Travel agents give Big White Ski Resort two thumbs up for customer service during Sno’n’Ski Mega Fam

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30 travel agents gave Big White glowing reviews after visiting the ski resort as part of the Sno’n’Ski Canada Mega Fam 2018. The hosts pulled out all the stops to ensure the Mega Fam group experienced the warm, accommodating customer service that is the calling card of Big White Ski Resort.

The bar was set high from the start with a luxury après welcome party in the jaw-dropping White Spirit Lodge. Agents were treated to gourmet canapes, local wines and draught beer from Big White’s own Elevation 57 Brewing company, although the group took it easy in preparation for an early start on the slopes the next day.

The rentals department handled the group fitting with flair, cheerfully arranging 30 sets of ski and snowboard equipment and catering to individual needs and preferences. Sno’n’Ski Mega Fam agents enjoyed more stellar service in their ski and snowboard lessons from Big White’s exceptional instructors. The resort even arranged a dusting of fresh powder and a bluebird afternoon to complete the perfect ski day.

Agents were also invited to experience Big White’s impressive off-piste activities, including tubing, ice skating and ice climbing. The agents who scrambled their way up the ice climbing tower were particularly thrilled by the outstanding service offered by the climbing team. Big White was the first stop on the eight-day Sno’n’Ski Mega Fam, an annual agent tour of British Columbia’s stunning ski fields. Agents agree that it will be hard to top the Big White experience, but with Silver Star next on the itinerary they look forward to being proved wrong.

Club Med Flash Sale – Easter Island Hop

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Club Med are giving travellers a reason to hop over to a tropical island for a mid-year escape by offering a limited, 2 week only, Easter deal with all dates at one fixed price for Club Med Bali, Cherating Beach, and Phuket for travel between May – June 2018. Your clients can take advantage of Club Med’s premium all-inclusive package for the ultimate hassle-free family escape on the shores of Nusa Dua in Bali, exploring the jungle wildlife of Malaysia or enjoying the unique culture of Thailand.

For just $1,200 per adult at Club Med Bali and $1,030 per adult at Club Med Cherating Beach or Club Med Phuket when booked before 7 April 2018, your clients can recharge your batteries in paradise. There’s also no single surcharge – an added benefit for solo travellers! Club Med’s all-inclusive packages include gourmet meals and snacks with international delicacies and traditional local cuisine, an open bar, a vast selection of activities, entertainment and Kids Clubs, in addition to accommodation – taking the planning out of holidays, so guests have more time for fun.

Club med have provided all the tools you need to sell this offer, including flyers, facebook tiles and resort presentations on their dedicated Travel Agent Portal: https://www.clubmedta.com.au/special-offer/offers-for-clients-en-au/easter-flash-sale-travel-may-june-2018.

CostSaver Celebrates Easter with New 2018 Travel with Faith Pilgrimage Experiences

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Value operator CostSaver celebrates the Easter holiday season with its new 2018 Travel with Faith specialty program offering spiritually meaningful and faith-based immersive experiences. Each of the six CostSaver pilgrimage experiences including Oberammergau are specifically designed to provide a deeper and enriching understanding of these spiritual communities and the depth of each religious custom and tradition. From only $167 per day, and always including the must-see sights, Costsaver guests can travel across Europe to these sacred sites.

Spiritual seekers will be thrilled with the memorable 12-day CostSaver regional pilgrimage to Spain, France and Portugal. Guests will begin their journey in Barcelona where a Local Specialist will show them the iconic sights including a visit to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Onwards to the Sanctuary of Lourdes, they will visit the Grotto of Apparitions, the site of extraordinary events where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in 1858 to a local young woman, Bernadette Soubirious.

Steps of St. Paul: Travellers will embark on this 12-day CostSaver regional journey in Greece and trace the footsteps of the Apostle Paul where they will begin their pilgrimage in Athens before they set off to a full day excursion to Kavala, a significant archeological site near Krinides, where St. Paul and St. Silas were imprisoned after St. Paul’s first sermon.

Inspiring Journeys launches the ultimate territory adventure in style

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Due to popular demand, premium Australia and New Zealand guided holiday operator, Inspiring Journeys has unveiled a brand-new itinerary encompassing the full spectrum of the breathtaking Northern Territory. The Inspiring Journeys portfolio provides guests the opportunity to rekindle their passion for travel through immersive, boutique experiences to the most idyllic, breathtaking and iconic locations in Australia and New Zealand. Guests travel in small groups of up to 20 like-minded travellers, with no children under 12 – with expert Travel Directors taking care of everything, so guests can sit back and be inspired by the journey.

The Ultimate Territory Adventure in Style will take guests through the majesty of the Northern Territory in style. Over 10 days, guests will explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife as well as taking a dip in the pristine waters of Gunlom Falls and Wangi Falls. They’ll meet descendants of Aboriginal people who have lived in Australia for over 65,000 years and hear fascinating insights about their culture. The adventure then takes travellers to the splendour of the Red Centre and its natural wonders including magnetic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta through to the windblown Walpa Gorge – all lead by their expert Travel Director who reveals hidden gems along the way.

Guests will toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine, experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise with tea and coffee and have unique and decadent dining experiences along the way. A special dinner under a canopy of stars awaits guests in Kings Canyon – a highlight four course meal using local produce and ingredients unique to the Australian Outback, accompanied by local sparkling wine.

Exploring Yoga in the Maldives with Asia’s Top Yoga Teachers this June 2018

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Renowned yoga teachers Lynn Yeo and Sumei Shum will lead a four-night yoga workshop on the private island resort of COMO Maalifushi from June 6th to 10th, 2018. This retreat will be an opportunity for yoga enthusiasts of all levels to deepen their practice through twice daily classes, while also enjoying the resort’s peaceful surrounds and extensive facilities.

Each day will open with a morning yoga class, and close with a gentle evening session focusing on Anusara yoga, an alignment-based Hatha yoga style. In these classes Lynn and Sumei will help correct guests’ alignment while also teaching them which muscles to activate in each pose. During the day guests can take advantage of the resort’s wellness centre, COMO Shambhala Retreat, or more active activities such as diving, snorkelling or whale-spotting boat trips.

This four-night experience also includes accommodation in a Beach Suite with direct access to the island’s white sand beach, or an Overwater Suite set above the calm Indian Ocean (additional fee applies). Guests will be able to enjoy daily breakfast and dinner from the COMO Shambhala Cuisine menu, which features nutritious ingredients brought together in delicious combinations that are light and energising.

Lynn and Sumei are two of Asia’s top instructors, who teach an Anusara-inspired practice in a way that is meticulous yet accessible for all their students. They regularly teach classes at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Singapore, as well as yoga retreats at resorts across the world.

Extreme Bike Tours mark 10 years of adventure with discount on all 2019 tours

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Explore some of the world’s wildest landscapes – on the back of a motorbike – with a special, 10-year anniversary discount on all Extreme Bike Tours’ departures in 2019. Launched in 2009, Extreme Bike Tours is approaching its 10-year anniversary of offering adrenaline-filled motorbike tours across Asia, Madagascar and Cuba and to mark the occasion, the company is offering a 10 per cent saving on all seven of its 2019 tours.

The guided motorbike tours between February and November, 2019, will appeal to the more than one million Australians who ride motorbikes.

The seven rides in 2019 include the High Himalayan tour to the northern regions of India, riding amongst the clouds over stunning mountain passes. Or explore the mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan on Extreme Bike Tours’ Bhutan tour, filled with monasteries and ancient forts. The Madagascar trip offers riders the chance to experience a journey through rainforests and open valleys, taking in views of epic waterfalls and volcanoes along the way.

Extreme Bike Tours also takes adventurers to the remote country of Mongolia – a destination only hardy travellers visit. Or live it up on the ‘Luxury Rajasthan’ tour, staying in palace hotels and visiting some of India’s most iconic drawcards including the Taj Mahal.



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