We spent our Monday morning in Europe, America and the Galapagos Islands. Just kidding – but they’re in this wholesaler wrap, which is sort of the same thing, right?
Save up to 40 per cent off last minute sailing trips by Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is offering up to 40 per cent off select sailing trips to the Galapagos Islands if travellers book before 15 June 2018, and up to 30 per cent off Zanzibar sailing trips booked before 31 July 2018.
Famed for its wildlife, the seven day Galapagos Northern Islands adventure was $4,209 and is now $2,589 per adult in a twin share room for the 14 and 28 June 2018 departures. There are also discounts on itineraries departing from July to September. Travellers will learn about the island’s history at the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre, wander through the Opuntia Forest and visit seabird rookeries on Genovesa. They’ll also snorkel amongst turtles and diamond stingrays off Darwin Beach, inspect the unique flora of Bahia Sullivan and stroll along Isla Rabida’s rust-coloured sands.
The ten day Ultimate Galapagos Central Islands departing on 12 June 2018 was $6,689 and is now $4,077 per adult in a lower deck twin bunk room. This trip combines off-the-beaten track gems with iconic sights like the Pinnacle Rock. Travellers will enjoy minimal contact with other travellers as they traverse the remote west coast of Isabela on a small Panga boat, and venture to the far-west Fernandino, home of the highest density of marine iguanas.
For those with less time, the 19 June departure Galapagos at a Glance Southern Islands was $3,479 and is now $2,151 per adult in a lower deck twin bunk room. Travellers will spy pink flamingos wading through the lagoons of Punta Cormorant, snorkel through the underwater wonderland of Devil’s Crown and watch albatross take off along Punta Suarez.
Pre-register your clients on a 2019 Bunnik small group tour to Europe!
Secure your clients’ spots on the exciting new 2019 Europe program with Bunnik Tours, Australia’s leading small group touring company. Featuring the ever popular 26-day Moscow to Prague, an unforgettable journey through Russia, the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Your clients will explore medieval castles, a Soviet bunker and grand palaces. Also featured is the 21-day Jewels of Dalmatia, exploring the romantic Lake Bled in Slovenia and the magical charm of Croatia.
New to the program is the 24-Day Turkey & Greece tour, where your clients delve into ancient history, explore colourful bazaars, cruise idyllic islands and visit amazing clifftop monasteries.
As small group touring specialists with a maximum group size of 20, these tours are likely to fill fast. Preview our 2019 Europe dates and pre-register your clients now by clicking here, or by calling Bunnik Tours on 1300 125 007.
Five-state Regional Cooperative announces rebranding in international inbound tourism markets
The state tourism departments of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are pleased to announce their new regional cooperative name and brand identity in the international marketplace as The Great American West.
Since forming the multi-state cooperative in the early 1990s, the regional destination has appealed to the international traveller for over 27 years under the former brand, The Real America, capitalizing on their vast unspoiled landscapes, abounding wildlife, western heritage and inspiring national icons. The new name, brand and logo reflect the regional cooperative’s broader commitment to marketing internationally as a top U.S. travel destination.
The Great American West states are home to numerous national parks, monuments and memorials that preserve the nation’s natural resources and rich heritage. Over the last four years, the regional cooperative has been working to conduct in-depth research within the international marketplace to identify a brand that better connects the region to these natural wonders.
Adventure World announces Lindblad Expedition Patagonia savings
Lindblad Expeditions is prompting travellers to continue their 2018 adventure with savings of $1,000 per person on the 18-day 17 night Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests itinerary. Travellers will also receive free selected charter flights and complimentary bar and gratuities.
Patagonia is the essence of wilderness due to its remoteness and maze of channels and islands. From the “land of fire,” Tierra del Fuego, to the jagged spires of Torres del Paine National Park, experience Patagonia at close range aboard National Geographic Explorer.
The package includes one-night hotel accommodation, sixteen nights cruising aboard the National geographic Explorer, meals as indicated, excursions, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, Naturalist staff, expert guides, use of kayaks, entrance fees, port charges and service taxes.
Abercrombie & Kent rewards loyal customers
Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has launched its loyalty programme, Marco Polo Club, to acknowledge and reward its valued frequent travellers. Guests are eligible upon making a deposit on their third booking with A&K Australia (applicable bookings go back as far as 2012) and entry is free.
Membership benefits include:
- Five per cent savings for the member and immediate family travelling with them, when they make a new booking within nine months of returning from an A&K journey (or within nine months of club launch)
- 50 per cent off the published single supplement on selected journeys
- Members-only onboard reception on A&K’s Luxury Expedition Cruises
- VIP acknowledgement and gifts when travelling
- Priority waitlist on sold-out journeys
- Exclusive member communications and events
- Various travel partner savings and benefits
- Automatic enrolment for spouses
Savings apply on bookings of seven nights or more on A&K private and small group journeys (except Private Jet journeys and Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent). Not valid on international and internal air, select promotional offers and non-A&K services (travel insurance, visas etc.).
New experiences and huge savings for Europe 2019 with APT
Today, the leaders in luxury river cruising and touring, APT, launch their complete 2019 Europe brochure. Featuring five distinct travel styles, spanning from Portugal to Russia, the new APT Europe brochure has something for every traveller.
To help trade partners secure strong early sales for the 2019 season, APT have put together a fantastic line up of exclusive launch Superdeals. Book before the 30 November 2018 to take advantage of incredible Superdeals including Fly Free or Fly Business Class for $3,995. This enticing deal is available on all cruises 14 nights or longer across all 2019 departures and cabin categories.
Other Superdeals include Companion Fly Free, Air Credits and No Solo Supplements on select itineraries. Another point of difference, all APT bookings can now earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. Guests can earn two Qantas Points per AU$1 spent on APT holidays which include a Luxury River Cruise, and can earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on all other APT holidays.
The 2019 APT Europe brochure, features all these benefits and more, with classic European Journeys and an exciting range of new experiences available there is an itinerary to suit every traveller.
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 6-page guide will feature essential 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 across the 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.
Visit engage.exciteholidays.com/texas to download the guide.
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 8D/7N 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’ 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7N 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 cruise and bike, cruise and hike, yoga, nude, gay and wine itineraries are back in 2019 and available for booking now. Following the popularity of these themed cruises last year and this year (100% booked out), agents are advised to secure their clients’ bookings as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Finally, a series of new Croatian ground tours are available to compliment cruise itineraries between Zagreb and Venice, allowing travellers to explore more of the major cities of Zagreb, the Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Split and Dubrovnik.