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Australian Walking Holidays and Tourism NT team up to offer Giveaways and Savings on Top NT Adventures

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Australian Walking Holidays has teamed up with Tourism NT on the ‘Walk the NT now or miss out’ promotion, giving away $250 gift vouchers to Larapinta walkers and cutting prices on two of its most popular walking adventures in the Top End.

The first 300 Larapinta Trail trekkers to book a walk in July and travel this season will receive a $250 gear voucher from Wild Earth and anyone booking the Jatbula Trail or Kakadu Walking Adventure will enjoy big savings too.

Australian Walking Holidays, the domestic division of the World Expeditions Travel Group which pioneered the trail in 1995,  has the best range of walking trips on the stunning Larapinta,  including the 6-day Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, the 9-day Best of the Larapinta Trail and the 6, 9 and 12 day self-guided Larapinta Trail treks.

The award-winning, 6-day Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, which is one of the 13 Great Walks of Australia, is guided trekking, with walkers carrying only a day pack and enjoying the facilities of the comfortable, semi-permanent eco campsites, including hot showers and lounge facilities, and accommodation in off-grounds beds in stand-up tents, while the 9-day Best of the Larapinta Trail is also guided, with walkers carrying only day packs and wilderness camping under the Milky Way.

Further north, the promotion means savings on two of the most popular walking adventures in the Top End!  Save $200 on the Jatbula Trail and $250 on the Kakadu Walking Adventure if you book in July and travel before 31 August, 2018.

Save $200 and pay $1,795 (down from $1,995) on the 6 day fully guided, full pack Jatbula Trail, which includes 5 nights campsite accommodation, all meals, services of expert guides throughout and transfers to and from Darwin.

On the Kakadu Walking Adventure, you’ll save $250 and pay $2,245 (down from $2,495), which includes 5 nights exclusive semi permanent campsite accommodation, all meals, expert guide throughout, transfers and transport throughout.

Witness the ‘Great Eight’ with Globus

Globus has launched its 2019 Americas brochure featuring two exciting new itineraries spanning the Big Apple to the Wild West as well as the opportunity to see the unbeatable North American ‘Great Eight’.

The new brochure features a 10-day Spirit of the American Wild West which explores the raw beauty and Native American tribal history of Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming; while a 12-day New England & The Hudson Valley itinerary takes in the iconic sights of the ‘Big Apple’, through the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to the quaint village of Lake Placid, and on to the historical landmarks of Boston.

Showcasing the Americas’ unique and fascinating wildlife, the brochure includes itineraries for travellers to encounter the majestic ‘Great Eight’ – grizzly bears, bald eagles, wolves, whales, big horn sheep, bison, moose and elk – as well as an array of picturesque parks, canyons and coves.

The two new tours include:
• Spirit of the American Wild West: 10 days, Denver to Denver
• New England & The Hudson Valley: 12 days, New York to New York

To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Americas brochure (including the United States, Canada and Latin America), Globus is offering early-bird savings of 10 per cent off, applicable on all bookings made before 27 November, 2018. Terms and conditions apply. For more information visit www.globus.com.au/special-offers/travel-in-2019/usa-mainlaunch2019-save10

Are you ready for the snow season of a lifetime?

Leading premium all-inclusive resort provider Club Med, is calling all skilled and personality-plus snow lovers with a passion for skiing or snowboarding, a sense of adventure, and love for travel, to join their international team of instructors in Japan for winter 2019.

From snowboarding down perfect powder slopes, to being rewarded with the smiles of guests as they develop their skills, to making friends with people from around the world, eating delicious food, and crashing in comfortable accommodation; it’s all in a days work as a Club Med snow instructor.

Recognised as one of the best travel destinations in Asia, Hokkaido in Japan promises blankets of powder snow, breath-taking landscapes, and traditional Japanese charm.

Club Med is recruiting ski and snowboard instructors for their two Japan resorts: Club Med Sahoro Hokkaido, Japan – renovated for this season!

Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido, Japan – newly opened (Dec, ’17)! Hit the slopes at Hokkaido’s trendiest new ski resort, and get ready to ride a different wave. Sprawled over 145 hectares of Tomamu Mountain, Club Med introduces a thrilling snow escape where powdery perfect slopes are just waiting for discovery. Fresh seafood, premium Wagyu beef, and award-winning locally brewed spirits make this more than a destination to discover, but a culinary journey to enjoy. From skiing and snow trekking, to riding Japan’s largest indoor wave pool at the nearby Mina Mina Beach, guests seeking winter excitement have come to the right place.

To apply, applicants must hold:
• An Australian, New Zealand or International Ski Instructor Qualification
• Be eligible for a Japanese WHV or for Sponsorship (details provided upon application)
• Have an open mind, passion for people, sincere smile, engaging personality and high level of maturity

The Club Med Ski / Snowboard Instructor offer includes:
• Visa assistance
• Full board and lodging
• Meals and drinks
• Ski Pass and Ski uniform
• Amazing team and work environment
• Attractive wage based on qualification

Too cool for school(ies)

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Skiing, snowboarding, snow canyoning and igloo making… could there be a more epic way to celebrate the end of school than a “Snow & Ski adventure” in one of the best ski destinations in the world.

World Youth Adventures, a division of World Expeditions, has a launched an exciting new nine-day “Alternative Schoolies” itinerary in Japan’s Minakami ski region, with departures in January 2019 and 2020.

The nine-day Snow & Ski Japan – Alternative Schoolies is priced from $2490 per person, twin share (excludes international airfares).

Includes: 8 night’s accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, expert bi-lingual local guide with comprehensive group medical kit, groups train transfers between Tokyo to Minakami, private transport in Minakami, four days Skii/Snowboard rental including helmet, four days all valley ski lift pass, Hot Spring entrance fees, sightseeing and activities listed in the itinerary, snow boots, snowshoes and poles (for snowshoeing), snowsuit, snow boots and safety equipment (for canyoning), 24 hour back up and support from our team in Australia and on the ground in Japan.

APT Announces New Tailor-Made Journeys

Today, the leaders in luxury river cruising and touring, APT, announced the introduction of a brand new evolution in the brands offering of travel services,  Tailor Made Journeys – a new custom travel planning service, giving guests the opportunity to create their own private luxury holiday filled with personal touches and experiences.

Launching this Friday, the new option will initially be available across APT’s Africa and South America programs, incorporating APT’s, accommodation and exclusive experiences. Guests who choose a Tailor Made Journey can design each element of their itinerary including the departure dates, locations, duration, modes of travel, hotels and sightseeing options.

APT’s expert journey planners will work with agents to create a comprehensive travel proposal, together, the draft will be customised to create the dream itinerary on which individual interests, needs and preferences will be completely catered for.

As with any APT journey, absolutely no detail will be spared. In every destination, English-speaking local guides will lead guests through their home towns and cities, providing insights only a resident could offer. Guests are also free to curate their own touring program by selecting exciting experiences in each location, from wine tastings to cultural encounters in traditional villages and history lessons amid ancient ruins. Delivering a truly personalised experience with the reassurance and experience of APT’s 90 plus years in group touring.

For example, on a journey to Africa, trips to Morocco and Egypt can be added, guests might choose to begin their journey aboard Rovos Rail before an extended stay in Cape Town and 4WD safaris through the heart of Kruger and Chobe national parks then fly north to finish with a cruise along Egypt’s Nile River. While in South America, a private itinerary can align with a luxury Amazon or Galapagos cruise departure date to make the most out of the time in each destination.

Over the years APT have collated the best of the best across the globe, these specially selected details such as hotels and experiences have been chosen for their impressive nature and insight into destinations and cultures to ensure every APT trip is truly unforgettable.

In addition, all Tailor Made Journey bookings count towards the ATG VIP partner program, benefit from APT Club rewards and earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on Tailor Made Journeys, yet another APT point of difference.

See the Philippines and stopover in Manila with Berjaya’s Family Fun Package

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Winter is well and truly here and it’s the perfect time to escape to the warmer parts of the world, like the Philippines.

Why not plan that family holiday while saving some money on a well-deserved break?

Before you hit the beaches and islands of the Philippines, a stopover in Manila is a must, where Berjaya Makati is offering a fantastic family package with something for everyone.

Berjaya will pamper you and your loved ones while you indulge before seeing the rest of the country – or after if you’re looking for one final night of relaxation before heading back home!

The Family Fun Package includes a buffet breakfast for four at El Prado, overnight room accommodation in a Two Bedroom Deluxe (up to 6 people), use of the swimming pool and gym and an additional php 3000 worth of food and beverage at El Prado.

You can get all of this for just Php 9,500 – about $240 AUD.

Rooms are subject to availability and offer is limited to an allocated number of rooms on a daily basis. Valid under December 31, 2018.

South and Central America Sale – Save up to $1000pp!

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Bunnik Tours are offering a last-minute sale on a range of their most popular South and Central America Small Group Tours. Your clients can save $1000 per person by booking before 12 July 2018.

South and Central America continues to enrapture travellers the world over with its stunning natural beauty, exotic wildlife, rich history and lasting cultures. Whether your clients are looking to discover Machu Picchu for themselves, experience the thundering waters of Iguazu Falls or cruise the streets of Old Havana in one of Cuba’s famous classic cars, Bunnik Tours can help.

The 30-day South America In-Style deluxe tour continues to grow in popularity—and with a saving of $1000 per person for November 2018 to April 2019 departures, it’s a great time to book your clients! On this 5-star itinerary across South America your clients will see the very best the continent has to offer by day while relaxing in the comfort of 5-star luxury accommodation by night. Imagine travelling through Sacred Valley from Cusco on board the Hiram Bingham train to witness the beauty and mystery of Machu Picchu, exploring Amazon River for three nights on board the luxurious MV Zafiro, or spending the night in one of Argentina’s oldest estancias while indulging in horse riding, asados and yerba maté tasting—unforgettable!

Among the tours offering savings of $600 per person are the 28-day Peru & Ecuador Discovery, the 28-day Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos and the 36-day South American Discovery Small Group Tours, just to name a few.

Pioneers of the small group touring concept, Bunnik Tours has a maximum group size of just 20 passengers in South and Central America and all prices include flights. To secure these savings, your clients will need to book and pay the applicable deposit and airfare payments by Thursday 12 July 2018.

CONTIKI’S OFFERING DOUBLE THE FUN FOR TRAVELLERS HEADING TO EUROPE WITH A MATE

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Whether you’re exploring the bike-lined streets of Amsterdam, grabbing a pint in London or snacking on tapas in Spain, travelling through Europe is pure magic and Contiki is giving young travellers the chance to snap up a trip at 40% off, just by roping in a mate. It’s double the fun!

Grab a mate or a date and head to Europe with Contiki stat! Valid until 22 July 2018, travellers will be able to take advantage of their favourite trips, European Magic, European Encounter or Winter Wanderer, strolling through vineyards in France, relaxing at Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof after a day hitting the slopes and dancing the night away in Barcelona.

Everything is more fun with a friend and when your clients bring a bestie along for the ride, they’ll save 40% off their trip and have more cash to splash while they explore Europe. If early payment discount is available, their mate will still score 7.5% off too. If you’re nice enough to split right down the middle, that’s 24% off each person’s trip – awesome!

Pick from select 2018 departures of the European Magic, European Encounter or Winter Wanderer and head off on an adventure together! For full terms and conditions head here.

The Wild Heart of Africa with APT

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Today, award-winning travel brand APT, launched their new Africa 2019 brochure. Offering open-air 4WD safaris and luxury river cruising providing a front row seat to natures greatest show, while traveling in APT luxury.

On many of APT’s extensive African adventures, travellers have the chance to capture the rare shifting colours of the Namib Desert, and be woken by the sleepy sigh of animals deep in the wilderness. Offering exclusive access to Africa’s private game reserves and in a select number of memorable locations, guests are able to celebrate the day’s achievements with a round of sundowners, soaking up the colours of an unforgettable African sunset.

The unforgettable 26-day Classic African Safari tour takes guests on an in-depth discovery of South Africa’s Garden Route and Kruger National Park, as well as visiting the must-see Victoria Falls and many flourishing game parks of East Africa. Journeying from Cape Town to Nairobi, they will delight in a traditional boma dinner in Kruger National Park, visit a local school in Tanzania, and embark on extensive game viewing with three nights in Serengeti National Park. Prices start at $26,395 per person, twin share including Fly Business Class for $4,995 per person twin share when booked before 31 December 2018.

This inclusive itinerary will see guest experiencing Cape Town with a cableway ride on Table Mountain; a flight to Chobe River for a two-night safari cruise in the plentiful waters; a spectacular dinner aboard the Royal Livingstone Express at Victoria Falls and a journey to East Africa for an exploration of Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most important prehistoric sites, plus many game parks including the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park.

New to 2019 is a number of holidays across Africa. The intimate dahabiya (traditional Egyptian ship), the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, has been privately chartered for an in-depth discovery of Egypt. Guests visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and delight in the languid four-night cruise as they discover the fascinating history and culture of the northern country.

On an epic 31-day Cape Town to Casablanca odyssey, passengers venture across South Africa, Victoria Falls, and East Africa, before spending 10 nights relishing in the many colours of Morocco.

An exciting new way to spend Christmas and the New Year, APT’s African Christmas Safari includes many festive experiences to celebrate the season.

Also available are APT’s new Tailor Made Journeys, incorporating APT’s, accommodation and exclusive experiences, to create a personalised itinerary for independent travellers.  Now guests can design each element of their itinerary including the departure dates, locations, duration, modes of travel, hotels and sightseeing options with the help of APT’s specialised team.

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