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Intrepid’s first 18-29s brochure empowers millennials to travel

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Intrepid has released its first 18 to 29s brochure, offering socially conscious millennials the chance to get way off-the-beaten-path with more than 80 travel experiences from flying high in Turkey to camping around Iceland and island-hopping in Croatia.

For every booking, Intrepid will make a donation to Friends-International, a leading social enterprise saving lives and building futures for marginalised young people around the world.

With a focus on sustainable, immersive local experiences, the new tours have been created especially for the next generation of responsible travellers who want to make a difference and connect with their fellow guests, while discovering new places and cultures.

Because millennials want big-time experiences without a big-time price tag, the 18 to 29s trips are priced at the same level as Intrepid’s Basix range, with tours starting from $390 for a five day tour of Cappadocia. $99 deposits are available on all 18 to 29s tours.

WIN a spot on a luxury famil to the Maldives with Singapore Airlines & Club Med

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Coinciding with the release of a limited Air + Land package to the Maldives, Bintan Island or Phuket with Club Med and Singapore Airlines, travel agents can WIN one of eight seats on a five night luxury famil to Club Med Kani and for the first time, one night at Club Med Finolhu Villas, including return Economy flights with Singapore Airlines. Agents simply need to sell as many packages as they can between now and 30 September to earn their ticket to paradise!

THE PRIZE:

  • Five nights at Club Med Kani & for the first time, one night at Club Med Finolhu Villas, the Maldives
  • Return Economy flights with Singapore Airlines
  • Famil dates: 13 October – 20 October, 2018
  • Eight seats available ($650 participation fee)

CLUB MED X SINGAPORE AIRLINES PACKAGE DEAL: Valid for travel from 14 January to 15 August 2019*, discover a special seven-night all-inclusive Air + Land package to the Maldives, Bintan Island or Phuket with Club Med and Singapore Airlines. Your clients can start their holiday with comfort and luxury on-board the world’s most awarded airline, get a FREE seamless transfer to and from the resort, and relax knowing everything has already been taken care of, so all they have left to do is unwind in paradise.

Visit Ballarat launches innovative destination campaign to entice Melbournians to visit

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Visit Ballarat has launched a new artisan focused destination campaign, Made of Ballarat. In a bid to entice more Melburnians to visit and explore Ballarat, located a 90-minute drive North West of central Melbourne, the campaign showcases the city’s artisans, makers and creators through a variety of media including cinema, creative events and publications.

Developed by creative agency, Town Square whose brief is to highlight the creative spirit of Ballarat via a movement that celebrates the new generation of artisans extracting earthly riches out of the land, the campaign aims to cultivate increasing visitation of cultural travellers to Ballarat.

Noel Dempsey, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Ballarat, explained that Made of Ballarat celebrates the city’s new generation of creators, makers and artisans – those who are challenging the status quo and inspiring positive change while staying true to the rich cultural history that Ballarat is indeed made from.

The campaign cinema advertisement can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=6VX_XewkqUQ.

Wild Bush Luxury launches new Adnamatna guided tours and helicopter experiences

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Wild Bush Luxury, well-known for offering exclusive, inspirational and quintessentially Australian experiences that reconnect guests with the land, is excited to announce two new offerings out of the Arkaba Conservancy property in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

Arkaba Through Adnamatna Eyes is a new guided experience that takes guests on a rich and insightful journey through Arkaba in the footsteps of the Adnamatna people of South Australia – one of the world’s oldest living cultures – offering guests a richer connection and appreciation of the awe-inspiring wilderness that surrounds them. Arkaba Through Adnamatna Eyes guide, Pauline McKenzie, is one of just a few people who still speaks the Adnamatna language fluently. She spends a large portion of her time teaching cultural stories and language (Yura Muda), and is committed to passing on the Adnamatna stories and culture.

And the brand-new helicopter series at the Arkaba property allows guests to enjoy the beauty and form of South Australia’s ancient Flinders Ranges from a unique vantage point, leaving the homestead behind while they soar over Arkaba’s high country, witnessing the breathtaking views from above. Adventure seekers will enjoy the Heli-Hike along the Elder Range, while those who prefer to relax can opt for the Heli-Sundowner and take in the natural beauty of Ikara-Flinders Ranges with a glass of bubbles in hand. For a taste of exclusive luxury, guests can enjoy Australia’s captivating outback overnight with a wine fireside and dinner under the stars on the private Heli-Swag experience.

Tauck’s authentic Small Group Travel Experiences 

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People choose to see the world with Tauck because they want a deeper, more authentic travel experience and many guests are drawn to the specialist operator’s small group trips. As with all Tauck experiences, these journeys are seamless and all-inclusive, with all the details taken care of and no hidden extras, so guests can relax and enjoy exclusive, extraordinary moments they can only experience through Tauck.

Tauck offers many ways to travel in in a more intimate number of between 20 and 25 guests from select departures of classic land journeys and Tauck Bridges family adventures, to trips designed expressly for small groups, including culturally immersive, hands-on journeys, popular African safaris and private groups where guests can buy out a departure of a Tauck trip and travel exclusively.

Wherever Tauck travels, guests will explore the world’s treasure, discover people and cultures they may not have known even existed and experience extraordinary, life-changing moments.

Tauck’s drivers, local experts and guides are caring, top of the line professionals and problem solvers who take care of everything, including collection and delivery of luggage throughout, so all guests have to do is sit back and enjoy an amazing, seamless and
worry-free trip.

“In-depth” wildlife with Grand American Adventures

Small group adventure specialists Grand American Adventures will make holidaymakers go wild on their amazing new In-Depth trips. Set in a range of beautiful locations from Alaska to Wyoming, travellers will get the chance to see some of North America’s most amazing wildlife in their natural habitats.

The In-Depth collection includes expeditions across North America that are perfect for experience-seeking, time poor travellers. These trips offer a higher element of luxury, extra inclusions, accommodation in upscale boutique lodges, ranches or ‘under the stars’ in yurts or cabins, and more time in locations to delve deeper still into some of the most extraordinary natural wonders of North America.

Snow covered peaks, blankets of untouched snow and glittering icicles; experience a breath-taking winter wonderland in the heart of Wyoming at the beautiful Yellowstone National Park. Adventurers will don snowshoes and enjoy the majesty of the picture-perfect winter postcard scene, complete with the herds of iconic American Bison. Tough and hardy, these powerful specimens are in their element in the winter environment and are definitely a must see. In addition to these fantastic beasts, wildlife lovers will have the chance to search for other animals sporting their winter wardrobe with a professional wildlife tracker such as wolves, elks and Bighorn Sheep.

A&K releases two new brochures

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Abercrombie & Kent has released two new brochures from its luxury portfolio.

A&K Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea 2019: A&K’s new-look collection of inspiring journeys around Australia and New Zealand and PNG captures the quality and diversity of the travel experience here with a range of journeys labelled by style of travel. There are active journeys like cycling in the Barossa Valley and golfing in Tasmania, gourmet themed holidays around the country, a family collection including a Lord of the Rings experience in N.Z. and a self-drive adventure in the Red Centre. A cluster of iconic adventures includes Ningaloo Reef, rock art in Arnhem Land, a journey on the Indian Pacific and more. Then there’s the new luxury expedition cruise along the Kimberley coastline.

A&K’s 2019-2020 Luxury Expeditionary Cruise Portfolio: A&K’s new portfolio of innovative and exclusively-chartered journeys combines active exploration, highly curated itineraries and an all-inclusive, all-encompassing experience. There are expeditions to the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Northwest Passage as well as cultural expeditions to Japan, Italy, the Greek Isles, and Australia’s own Kimberley coast. On every expedition, guests cruise in incomparable A&K style on state-of-the-art small ships, with award-winning expedition teams, curated shore excursions, expert on-board lectures and enrichment programmes, special events and exquisite dining.

Save $929 on Intrepid’s 15 day Real Peru trip departing 1 October 2018. Discover the best of Peru from Lima to the Amazon jungle. On this trip travellers will indulge in the delicious tastes of Lima, roam the jungle floor of the Amazon and embark on a journey through the classic Inca Trail. A highlight for travellers include spending a night under the stars in a traditional village when visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Lake Titicaca.

Hot deals from Intrepid

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Save $317 on Intrepid’s 10 day Essential Quito to Lima trip departing 7 October 2018. Journey through the heart of Ecuador venturing south from Quito to the Peruvian capital. On this trip travellers will experience both Ecuadorian and Otavalo markets packed with trinkets, wander through the colonial streets and buildings of Cuyuna and enjoy some downtime in the hot springs of Banos. A highlight of this journey includes a trip to the boffins at UNESCO, full of colonial architecture, plazas, churches and colourful life.

Save $475 on Intrepid’s 15 day Unforgettable India trip departing 4 October 2018. Travellers on this trip will tick off items such as the Taj Mahal and Varanasi off their bucket list, venture where most don’t such as the Alipura, Orchha and Chanderi villages and witness religious ceremonies, temples, monuments while staying in heritage properties and exploring with local guides. Highlights of this trip includes enjoying a cooking demonstration, home cooked meals and delighting the taste buds with local street food.

Save $319 on Intrepid’s 13 day Real Kathmandu to Delhi departing 5 October 2018. Venture along the long and winding road from Kathmandu to Delhi. On this trip travellers will explore Nepal, walk amongst nature in Chitwan National Park, sail at dawn along the Ganges, experience the local tastes of Delhi’s best street food and visit one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal. A highlight of this trip include embarking on jeep and canoe safaris through Chitwan National Park in search of rhinos, deer and monkeys.

Save $290 on Intrepid’s nine day Essential African Safari departing 14 October 2018. Travel to three of southern Africa’s most exciting places: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Travellers on this trip will visit the famous elephants and lions of Hwange National Park from an open air 4WD vehicle, track rhinos on foot with a local guide in Matabos National Park, meet the people of Hananwa at a small village in South Africa’s Limpopo province and camp in the grounds of Kruger National Park. A highlight of this journey includes witnessing the true beauty of Blyde River Canyon’s lush and green landscape.

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