This wholesaler wrap is reminding us how badly we need a holiday – but only because Mondays don’t exist when you’re on holiday. Oh, and because of all the pretty pictures.
Save on Grand Tour of Iceland
BEYOND Travel is offering customers the chance to save $1500 per couple on the Grand Tour of Iceland when a journey is booked and deposit paid by May 31.
The special offer applies to five departures during the 2018 northern hemisphere summer – July 9, 23 and 30 as well as August 6 and 27 – with the escorted 12-day itinerary including stays at three and four-star hotels and transport in an air-conditioned coach.
Each departure is limited to just 20 travellers and will visit Reykjavik, Borgarnes, Patreksfjordur, Breidafjordur Bay, Akureyri, Lake Myvatn, and Vatnajokull National Park.
Grand Tour of Iceland is priced from $9230 per person twin share with the discounted dates guaranteed departures.
Club Med provides Winter Olympians and Paralympians with slopes to success
Club Med is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) – a coming together of two organisations with a shared passion for winter sports and supporting Australia’s elite winter athletes in the lead up to the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Club Med will begin providing the OWIA access to their 20+ mountain resorts to support athletes with international training and recovery within Club Med’s expertly-appointed resorts. During grueling World Cup competitions, athletes will be treated to Club Med’s comfortable accommodation, vast selection of nutritious gourmet food and activities to help relax and unwind including yoga, après ski and spa facilities, all assisting them to perform at their best.
Through the partnership, Club Med will also provide recognition for athlete’s hard training, outstanding performance, and positive attitude aligning with the OWIA / Club Med shared values of kindness, responsibility, and passion, by rewarding athletes with truly relaxing holidays at their 70+ resorts worldwide from the Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico and more.
Switzerland encourages travellers to “Taste my Swiss City”
Switzerland Tourism has launched their brand new culinary campaign, Taste my Swiss City. Thoughtfully designed and compiled by locals, the culinary tours are available in eleven cities, where each tour includes up to seven handpicked restaurants, bars, bistros and cafés all linked via a leisurely walk.
With the aim to enhance the visitor’s experience by introducing them to what and where locals eat, these carefully put together tours will also inadvertently help them to gain a better understanding of the local ways of life, culture and the ongoing evolution of the city through the eyes of the residents.
To go on one of the culinary tours, visitors will need to book online and receive a ticket. Upon presentation of the ticket at the participating eateries on the chosen tour, they will be served a specialty dish or even drink. At the end of the tour, the visitor will not only have sampled the equivalent of a full meal, but also discovered unusual culinary spots that are off the beaten touristy path.
The tours are self-guided and take between two and three hours on foot to complete. Priced from CHF60 (approx. AU$80) and up to CHF130 (approx. AU$173), Taste my Swiss City tours are available in Basel, Bellinzona, Bern, La Chaux -de-Fonds, Lausanne, Locarno / Ascona, Lugano, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Vevey / Montreux, and Winterthur.
Free Quito mini stay with Tempo Holidays
The allure of the Galapagos Islands speaks for itself with its abundance of fauna and flora that is found nowhere else on Earth. Tempo Holidays is helping to make this incredible destination even more appealing for travellers by offering a free Quito mini stay pre cruise, valued at over A$900//NZ$1025.
A UNESCO heritage listed city set 2859 metres above sea level, Quito is renowned for its stunning architecture. Experience rich Inca history through many museums, galleries, markets and marvel at the Colonial buildings throughout the vibrant capital.
All travellers need to do is book any four or six night Santa Cruz, Isabela or La Pinta Tempo Holidays Galápagos Islands cruise by 30 May 2018 and they will receive a complimentary three day Quito mini-Stay.
Prices start from A$4795//NZ$5465 for the five day MY Isabela II – Southern Galapagos cruise which will see travellers visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, setting foot on Floreana, where you will find Lagoon birds including flamingos, and spot sea lions and more on San Cristobal. This price includes four nights accommodation, all meals, shore excursions with guide and transfer to/from Galapagos airport.
Rare opportunity to see Lake Eyre with water on new tour
The stunning, white, salt-encrusted lake edge and red sand dunes reflected in the water of Lake Eyre is something few people are lucky enough to witness.
But this year, heavier-than-normal rain in Queensland means guests have the opportunity to see a natural spectacle that occurs only every three years or so. While the area is spectacular even when dry, when water enters the largest salt water lake in the country, the landscape is transformed.
And best of all, book before June 4 and receive an early-bird discount off a trip that not only includes a flight over Lake Eyre – one of this country’s great natural wonders – but also takes adventurers to outback destinations such as Wilpena Pound, Cameron Corner and Tibooburra, just to name a few photo-worthy opportunities.
Couples can save more than $800 on new, five-day trips departing on May 29, June 19, July 3, July 17 and August 21 this year, offered by outback tourism company, Tri State Safaris.
The ultimate Kimberley Tour Guide: Experience the best of El Questro in 2018
Planning a getaway to the Kimberley region is a thrilling prospect, but its immense size can make it tough to settle on the perfect itinerary. In their quest to make sure every Australian visits this vast slice of paradise at least once in their lifetime, the team at El Questro have released their must-do guide to a Kimberley adventure.
The just-released Experience the Best of El Questro package invites travellers to enjoy this breathtaking region over five days. Combining the very best El Questro activities, the new offering unlocks a truly authentic outback experience to participating guests.
The package includes five nights’ accommodation (two at Emma Gorge and three at The Station), and a carefully designed itinerary showcasing the very best of El Questro.
Itinerary highlights include a 30-minute scenic helicopter, soaring high above ancient Kimberley landscapes; cheese and bubbles against the backdrop of 360 degree views on the Buddy’s Point 4WD Sunset Tour; explorations of the local flora and fauna during a Bush Culture and Nature Tour, two hours of horseback riding, and a delicious picnic beside the much-loved El Questro waterhole.
Uncover Myanmar and Fly Free with Travelmarvel
Today, premium tour operator Travelmarvel celebrates the release of their new Myanmar brochure with a range of Earlybird savings and Fly Free offers. The release of Travelmarvel’s new Myanmar brochure for 2019/20 sees the return of the iconic 15 day Majestic Myanmar itinerary, which features an incredible 14 night cruise aboard the RV Princess Panhwar, with guests setting sail from Mandalay and cruising right to the heart of Yangon. Prices start at $6,095 per person twin share, including launch deal of save up to $2000 per couple and early payment discounts.
The award-winning RV Princess Panhwar was custom built with Travelmarvel’s guests in mind and boasts spacious suites, stylish public spaces and remarkable service on board. Your guests will only have to unpack once to explore the rarely visited Irrawaddy River in absolute comfort and style.
On their journey through Myanmar, guests will enjoy a range of inclusions like full porterage, port charges and tipping. Travelmarvel’s Cruise Directors will ensure their holiday is seamless and stress-free and in select locations guests will be joined by expert local guides who will share their in-depth knowledge.
With Travelmarvel’s exciting range of hand-picked Insider Experiences, guests will be sure to get a deeper insight into this enchanting destination, whether they are enjoying a relaxing boat ride as the sun sinks behind the famous U-Bein Bridge, or exploring the historic town of Danuphyu by trishaw.
Sun Island Tours releases 15 more Croatian Itineraries for 2019!
Following their recently launched and already popular age-specific 3049 cruise, Sun Island Tours has released an additional 15 Croatian itineraries for 2019. They include brand new departures and special interest cruises that are available for booking effective immediately.
New to the portfolio is the eight day itinerary from Opatija to Dubrovnik and return with six departures in 2019.
Agents are informed that a total of 58 extra departures on all of Sun Island Tours’ two, three, four, five and seven night cruises have been secured to meet the high demands, most notable of which is the additional Wednesday departures for the weeklong itineraries. Catering also to the growing number of millennial cruise-goers, eight more departures have been added to the 18-29YO cruise itineraries.
In terms of special interest cruises, agents can inform their clients that they are back in 2019 and available for booking now. Following the popularity of these themed cruises last year and this year (100 per cent booked out), agents are advised to secure their clients’ bookings as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Explore the Lone Star State with Excite Holidays
From finger-licking comfort food, where barbecue is just the beginning, to the larger than life music scene and sweeping expanses of the great outdoors, it’s absolutely true – everything really is bigger in Texas!
From Monday 14 May to Sunday 27 May 2018, Excite Holidays in conjunction with Texas Tourism will showcase the best that the Lone Star State has to offer. The six-page guide will featureessential experiences, as well as the best places to eat and stay in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, and the Gulf Coast.
With so much to experience acrossthe state, the guide aims to be a tool for agents who are looking to create an unforgettable Texas itinerary for their clients.
Excite Holidays are also thrilled to be offering agents 500 bonus rewards points for every night booked in Texas during the campaign period.