Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

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New Destination in Africa 2019 with Travelmarvel

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Today, premium tour operator Travelmarvel launched their Africa 2019 brochure, including exclusive Earlybird deals, such as never-before-seen 2 For 1 Airfares including taxes on select tours.

All internal flights and taxes, airport transfers, most meals, must-see sightseeing and all tipping and comfortable transport using air-conditioned coaches is included when travelling with Travelmarvel to ensure peace of mind. A knowledgeable, English-speaking Tour Director is dedicated to providing guests with the ultimate Africa experience.

Each hotel and lodge has been carefully selected based on their unique or central location. From a special stay on a private concession of land in Kruger National Park at Shishangeni Lodge, to sleeping under the stars at Kati Kati Tented Camp in the heart of the Serengeti, the accommodation serves to enhance the experience.

Travelmarvel is excited to introduce a brand-new destination to their touring in 2019, guests can now venture into Namibia. Offering a 4WD adventure through Sossusvlei’s sand dunes; dining at The Tug Restaurant in Swakopmund overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; game drive through Etosha National Park; and a Himba tribe meeting to learn about their unique culture. The nine-day Namibia Revealed tour starts from $5,995 per person, twin share, with an Earlybird Air Credit Saving of $500 Per Couple.

Excite Holidays and Brand USA launch week two of “The Music That Made America” Campaign


Excite Holidays is thrilled to announce that its campaign, The Music That Made America , continues for a second week in conjunction with Brand USA and Choose Chicago.

After showcasing the sights, sounds and experiences on offer in Portland, the second week of the campaign sees the focus shifted onto Chicago. The eight-page downloadable guide features the best of the Windy City, from where to eat, and where to stay and play.

The guide also gives agents an insight into the city’s iconic musical history, and will detail the genres and icons that have cemented Chicago as one of the USA’s prime music and entertainment hubs.

Excite Holidays is also thrilled to be offering agents 500 bonus rewards points for every night booked in Chicago between Monday 9 – Sunday 15 July.

Bunnik wins award

Liberty Award

Bunnik Tours are proud to announce they have been awarded ‘Top Performer’ by the Liberty International Tourism Group.

The award recognises Bunnik Tours for excellent work in Africa and the Middle East. “We have a strong and long-lasting relationship with Liberty. It is a real honour to be recognised by them for our work towards positive tourism and the quality tours that we hold,” says Sacha Bunnik, Bunnik Tours’ Managing Director.

Costsaver launches first look at 2019 trips – with all the reason for clients to book now


For agents looking for the best deal for their budget-conscious clients considering their 2019 Europe & Britain break, the new First Look from Costsaver has the answer. Offering an exclusive heads up on its range of trips available for 2019 travel, this is the chance for clients to get the First Look at the Costsaver holiday hotspots they could be experiencing next year, with the best price guaranteed.

From only $163 per day, savvy travellers can book ahead for next summer now to save their spot on the Europe or Britain trip they want, for when they want, knowing that they’ve snapped up the best value. If the trip increases in price, they won’t be charged any extra and if the price goes down, clients will be refunded the difference. With nothing to risk and the best value holiday to gain, there’s no reason for clients not to turn their 2019 European travel dreams into reality right now.

If they fancy living like royalty without breaking the bank, Britain and Ireland Delight will blow their mind from only $186, bountiful in ancient castles and stunning scenery. Now’s the time for them to take that trip they thought they couldn’t afford, with something for solo travellers, couples or that girls trip they’ve been meaning to book forever – did they think they could explore the souks of Morocco, bask in the Spanish sun and drink Porto at sun down in Lisbon from $164 with Highlights of Spain, Morocco and Portugal, or gallivant Mamma Mia Two style in Greece on the Greek Island Explorer for only $262.

Whether sharing tasty treats with the locals in Florence, discovering why Paris is always a good idea or savouring sangria and seafood in Spain, all with Local Specialists who bring the city to life, travelling with Costsaver offers the best value without compromises when it comes to travelling to Europe & Britain.

Queenstown offers coolest winter holiday escapes


The snow has blanketed Queenstown peaks and the coolest winter holiday deals are out there for snow lovers of any age, stage and ability. Queenstown’s a mecca for skiers and snowboarders for a host of reasons, not least that its four closest ski areas deliver a wide range of terrain to suit everyone from beginners to black-diamond experts, ensuring hands-down the best winter holiday experience in the Southern hemisphere.

With school holidays in mind and some of the best early season snow conditions on record, one of New Zealand’s best ski hotels has come up with a full-service approach to taking the hassle out of family winter holidays.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown’s IHG winter sale ends on July 9 2018 so buyers need to get in quick, although the deal’s valid for stays until the end of October.

The winter sale package is ideal for hungry skiers who can fuel up for the day ahead with a free breakfast, while also saving up to 20 per cent on accommodation. With the winter package valid until the end of the ski season, a spring skiing trip is also on the cards for those who can’t make it these school holidays.

Topdeck launch Europe 2019 at 2018 prices


Green with Instagram-envy watching your friends soak up the European sunshine? Youth Travel experts, Topdeck Travel, has today announced the launch of its Europe Summer 2019/20 pre-release brochure. To mark the launch, Topdeck is offering 18-39’s the opportunity to book now and pay 2018 prices plus score an extra 10 per cent off.

With savings up to $899, the pre-release deals offer travellers the opportunity to shotgun their dream trip and preferred dates, score the best price and have plenty of time to start planning their European adventure. The limited time offer applies to 30 different trips across the continent, which include some of 2018’s most popular trips. From hotels to hostels, camping or sailing, there is something for everyone.

According to Topdeck Travel’s Global Youth Travel Survey, four out of the five favourite destinations for young Aussies were Europe based, with Italy topping the list as the number one hot spot, followed by Greece, Switzerland and the UK.

When it comes to bucket-list destinations, Greece still holds the number one-spot in Europe with destinations such as Iceland also making the top five around the world.

Follow the ‘hot spring trail’ in Iceland and save with UTracks


If you are planning to do just one trip in Iceland and are short on time, UTracks five-day walk along Iceland’s most well known hiking trail could be just the adventure for you. For a limited time only, travellers who book now for selected Friday departures in August 2018 can save $100 per person on UTracks Guided Laugavegur Trail Hike.

According to UTracks General Manager, Kate Baker, walking the 54 kilometre Laugavegur Trail or ‘hot springs trail’ in southern Iceland is one of the standout travel experiences for 2018.

The five-day Laugavegur Trail Hike is normally priced at $3150 per person, and includes meals (four breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners), four nights in mountain huts on a multi-share basis, an experienced English speaking walking guide, cooking gear, daily luggage transfers and transport to and from the capital, Reykjavik.

For a limited time only, book for selected Friday departures (10, 17 & 24 August, 2018) and save $100 per person.

Bunnik Tours launches 2019 North America program


Bunnik Tours, Australia’s small group touring specialists, are excited to announce the launch of their brand new 2019 North America small group touring program. To celebrate, they are launching an exciting new tiered earlybird offer of $500 per person for all bookings made before 14 September 2018, and $250 per person for those made between 15 September and 30 November 2018.

The 2019 program includes five all new tours covering some of North America’s most iconic cities, monuments and national parks. One tour spans Eastern Canada and the remaining four cover USA’s west and northwest coasts, inner west and east coast, all of which include Bunnik Tours’ signature traits – maximum group sizes of just 20, return airfares and itineraries that strike the right balance between organised sightseeing, unique local experiences and time for independent exploration.

One of the most hotly anticipated tours in the 2019 North America program is the 23-day California and Canyonlands tour. Starting in Los Angeles, clients will be in awe as they admire the contrasts between the man-made marvels of Hollywood, Las Vegas and San Francisco juxtaposed against the sweeping landscapes and natural wonders of some of USA’s most iconic sights and national parks – think Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Yosemite.

Contiki’s Europe 2019 Preview offers 100 per cent definite departures

Contiki Chateau

As European Summer has come in to full swing the FOMO is really starting to build. Don’t be left cold at your desk next year as you watch friends soaking up the sun in Greece with a cocktail in hand. Contiki have just released their 2019 Europe Preview sale to help you deal with the deep travel jealousy. Be the first to lock in one of their most popular Europe trips and start imagining sunning yourself on a beach in Croatia.

Start planning your Euro adventures now and you’ll save 10 per cent when you book before 4 September 2018 and pay before 31 January 2019. If you lock in the trip now they’ll guarantee you pay the best price, whether it goes up or down, so you’ll definitely snag the best deal.

The best part? Contiki’s offering 100 per cent definite departures for Preview trips with around 470 departures guaranteed. Only a select number of dates for their most popular Europe Summer departures have been included in the sale so secure your spot now before they sell out!

Whether you’re after wine tasting in Tuscany or stuffing yourself silly with gelato in Rome, Contiki has a #noregrets trip for you.


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