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Hands on Journeys’ first Fiji empowerment tour success
Empowerment tourism company Hands on Journeys’ first tour to Fiji has been deemed a great success after returning last week.
Leading the inaugural tour, HOJ Founder Simla Sooboodoo, said that it just shows how it only takes one person with a vision to get a community moving in the right direction.
“Many people go to Fiji not realising that there is so much more to experience than island hopping or enjoying the lavish swimming pools in Denarau. Launching a tour in Fiji, we wanted to create something that’s authentic, that will allow travellers to experience the rhythms of native life and emulate the contagious Fijian smiles on our travellers’ faces”, said Sooboodoo.
A percentage of funds from the tour is put towards sustainable projects that enabled the Chief of the village to hire 15 locals who came together to deliver an authentic cooking class and cultural day tour for the very first time to a group of travellers.
The new tour offers five days and four nights and allows travellers time with local communities and showcases a day in the life of Fijians. The inaugural tour visited beautiful Tivua Island thanks to Captain Cook Cruises, spent time lying on the white sand beaches, canoeing and snorkelling, eating fabulous seafood, downing some kava, and dancing and swaying to traditional tunes.
Established in 2015, Hands on Journeys currently runs empowerment tourism tours to Cambodia, Vietnam and India, Cairns and now Fiji.
Ultimate star gazing with On The Go Tours
This December, join On The Go Tours to witness one of the brightest meteor showers in the heart of the Moroccan desert.
The once-a-year occurrence of the Geminids Meteor Shower is part of a 9-day Morocco Tour with On The Go Tours departing from Marrakech on 10th December.
Travellers will explore the uniqueness of Morocco from its imperial cities to its endearing natural sites.
The itinerary has been designed to immerse travellers in the history of the country by exploring its palaces, souks, mosques, and famous locations such at the Majorelle Gardens.
Journey into the Sahara by camel with a medley of palm trees, rose fields and magnificent gorges.
The group will arrive at the campsite in the Desert to witness the Geminids Meteor Shower as it peaks with amazing effect.
Having been observed for over 500 years, it is believed the meteor shower emanates from the Gemini constellation.
Joined by a local astronomer and guide, travellers will learn how to read the stars and be given briefings on what will be seen over the coming nights.
Full of adrenalin and adventure, the tour will encompass diverse landscapes and the opportunity to soak up the cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds of this incredible country.
The tour includes 7-nights in 3-4-star accommodation and 1-night at a Berber desert camp, daily breakfast, all relevant transfers and transportation, airport arrival and departure transfers, guided sightseeing, an English-speaking Moroccan tour guide and all road taxes and tolls. From AU$1,995 per person twin share, departing 10th Dec – 18th Dec 2018.
Celebrating the year of the bird with Lindbland expeditions new Antarctica brochure
Lindblad Expeditions has launched its 2018-20 Antarctica brochure; inviting guests to explore Antarctica during the Year of the Bird.
The dedicated brochure details three in-depth diverse itineraries discovering the regions of Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands.
Guests aboard the 23 October 2018 South Georgia and the Falklands expedition, will enjoy a birding experience of a lifetime – sharing the adventure with renowned international bird expert, David Sibley.
While other 2018 select Antarctic departures will also be enriched by the presence of the Year of the Bird, with veteran naturalists who will illuminate experiences with Lindblad guests
Explorations in the Antarctic are onboard genuine expedition ships, the National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion – uniquely equipped to facilitate unparalleled bases for discovery whilst providing state of the art features for an excellent experience.
With 50 years of experience, guests can explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of top naturalists whilst exploring on Lindblad Expeditions’ 12-day Journey to Antarctica:
The White Continent itinerary or the 22-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands voyage to have the opportunity to trace the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton fateful journey aboard Endurance.
Combining Sri Lanka and the Maldives
ONLY four months into 2018 and the Beyond Travel Group subsidiary Sri Lanka & Beyond is noticing the first holiday trend of year emerging.
Rather than just visiting one country when jetting away for an international adventure travellers are exploring two countries with this trend particularly popular among those bound for Sri Lanka who are making side trips to the Maldives.
“We knew Sri Lanka was going to be one of 2018’s hottest destination, and the Maldives is always popular for those seeking a decadent stop-and-flop vacation, but we didn’t expect so many customers would be keen to combine the two,” says Sri Lanka & Beyond general manager sales and marketing Bryce Crampton.
“But given the air links, improving infrastructure, unique experiences, magnificent cuisine, and destination hotels in both Indian Ocean locations it’s no surprise people are incorporating Sri Lanka and the Maldives when they find time to head away on holiday.”
“Those looking to savour the Maldives – after hearing about the idyllic location for so many years – are embarking on our Taste of Sri Lanka & the Maldives itinerary which is a private 10-day tour that includes a relaxing stay on an exclusive Indian Ocean atoll.”
The destination experts at Sri Lanka & Beyond are also crafting bespoke itineraries taking in Sir Lanka and the Maldives, or India for those keen to jet north to the Subcontinent, with these combination tours allowing travellers to experience the enigmatic destinations for a unique perspective.
Excite Holidays launches mega guide to London
A city famous for its fashion, incredible architecture, royal family, roast dinners, and let’s just say, very unique weather, London is a traveller’s dream, and Excite Holidays is thrilled to announce the launch of their latest destination guide.
From today until Sunday 29 April, Excite Holidays will be showcasing 10-pages of highly curated content that focuses on different areas including Westminster, Shoreditch, Chelsea, Kensington, Mayfair, Camden, Brixton and of course, the City of London.
And for those who have caught Royal Fever, we’ve also got you covered, with the best spots to visit and live like a royal!
Whether you’re yet to visit the UK capital, or you’ve been countless times before, the highly curated guide has something for everyone.
From the tourist hot spot Westminster Abbey to Oxford Street, a fashionista’s paradise; as well as popular brunch eatery, The Breakfast Club, the iconic National History Museum, the trendy Camden Market and Pop Brixton, as well as The Shard. No matter if you’re a foodie, a shopaholic, a culture buff, a royalist or just a keen adventurer, the guide has you covered.