Insight Vacations is offering itineraries across Australia and New Zealand for the first time.
The wholesaler’s new ‘Local Escapes’ collection is made up of five carefully curated itineraries across the trans-Tasman visiting South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Guests can expect access to exclusive experiences that the general public would not be able to experience as an independent traveller, such as behind-the-scenes discoveries, giving back to local communities, VIP winery tours and unique local dining experiences.
Insight Vacations has worked closely alongside sister company Inspiring Journeys to develop each itinerary and experience, with departures starting from September and continuing into 2021.
Karen Deveson, managing director at Insight Vacations, said: “We are truly excited about our new homegrown collection.
“Whether you are after a food and wine lovers extra-long weekend experiencing the best South Australian wineries, or a week’s getaway going behind the scenes and sampling the local produce of the North Island of New Zealand, we have simply combined the best of the Insight way closer to home.
“Our guests have told us they are getting ready to start planning their local travel and we’ve listened to what they want. Our Local Escapes collection will provide them with a unique way of experiencing these regions.”
Each itinerary will provide guests with an opportunity to not only stimulate local economies, but to participate in a ‘Make Travel Matter’ experience.
The activity on each itinerary varies from visiting places that were devastated by the recent bushfires, visiting fire-affected koalas, understanding the importance of indigenous culture at Cape Naturaliste in WA, and contributing to reforestation efforts.
Insight Vacations has also recently reviewed its health and safety protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all guests.
Coaches will seat a maximum of 22 passengers to ensure safe physical distancing along with enhanced hygiene measures on and off the coach, which will be managed by the brand’s travel directors.
Agents are reminded that Future Travel Credits may be redeemed to book these Local Escapes trips. Insight Vacations has also introduced $99 deposits and the ability for customers to change their mind just 30 days out from departure and receive a full refund (conditions apply).
“These are just a few things we’ve introduced to make it easier for our trade partners to be able to encourage their clients to book with confidence and return to travelling with peace of mind.” Deveson said.
You can find out more about the Local Escapes collection via the Insight Vacations website.
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