It’s The Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

Amy Bryant

We’re back again with another fantastically comprehensive wholesaler wrap. Kick back with a coffee and feel yourself filling with knowledge.

Ken Duncan to Lead Exclusive China Photographic Tour 

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Popular Australian photographer Ken Duncan is to head a small group of aspiring photographers on an exclusive 13-day guided tour to China from October 10-22 2017. The “Discover China through the Lens” journey is designed for camera enthusiasts and budding photographers, embarking on trips to panoramic landscapes of West Lake in Hangzhou, the ancient architecture of Tunxi and Uangshan – famous for its “four ultimate beauties” of the Yellow Mountain, and so much m0re.

It is priced from $11,500 per person, twin share, including return Cathay Pacific air fare, domestic China air fares, accommodation with daily breakfasts and meals, visa for Australian passport holders and many other features. All specified transfers, sightseeing, a cable car ride and entrance fees are also included in the price along with a Helen Wong’s Tours travel kit and backpack.

For details, phone 1300 788 328 or check out www.helenwongstours.com


Helen Wong Meets Demand for ‘Private Journeys’ 

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Helen Wong’s Tours has set a new benchmark in its 30th anniversary year by putting a stronger emphasis on independent tours. Helen Wong’s Tours offers a comprehensive range of “Private Journeys” itineraries including hotels and sightseeing with an English-speaking guide – stress-free as all arrangements are pre-booked.

The China program includes Hong Kong and Macao while the Vietnam brochure includes Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The itinerary options range from four to nine days and can all be found on their website.

Customary group tour favourites, which include return air fares from Australia, remain in the two Helen Wong’s Tours brochures, including the 13-day China Gems tour, from $4970pp, twin share, and the 12-day Glimpse of Vietnam, priced from $3640pp, twin share.


Tourvest expands East African portfolio

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Tourvest East Africa has been awarded the full management contract for Kili Villas near Arusha in Northern Tanzania, coming into effect on March 1.

The Lemala Chief Executive and Tourvest East Africa Director of Operations, Leanne Haigh, shared that the property would be rebranded to Lemala Kili Villas. There are three villas with a total of 13 rooms. Built around a central private courtyard, each villa has a reception, living and dining room with views of both Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. The villas can be rented on a per person basis or on an exclusive-use basis.

Tourvest East Africa already operates the Lemala tented camps and Kuria Hills permanent camp in the northern Serengeti, as well as the Wildwaters Lodge and Adrift river-rafting company on the River Nile in Uganda.

 for more information and rates, including golf and safari packages email veronica@tourvesteastafrica.com, and for bookings res@lemalamcamp.com


Bench Africa Money value Deal! 

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Bench Africa is offering 15% off their ultimate southern Africa mobile camping adventure. The 15-Day package is priced at $2,395 per person, where guests will experience the worlds highest sand dunes and through some more of the top highlights in southern Africa, including Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Kavango River, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

Included in the price is 11 nights camping, 3 nights hotel/guest house accommodation, all meals while camping, airport transfers, 4X4 safari vehicle and an English speaking guide. The activities included are game drives, nature walks, a river cruise, cultural visits and  a mokoro (canoe) ride. The safari crew consists of a professional guide, camp assistants and chef who are responsible for all camp duties. 

The price is based on travel on 13 May 17 (ex Windhoek) or 27 May 17 (ex Victoria Falls). The special is available for all new bookings and may be subject to change. Price is land only and excludes flights. Conditions apply.
To make a booking, call 1300 AFRICA (237 422) and quote “Ultimate Southern Africa Adventure”.


Adventure World partner with Treadlight and Happy Hearts to build a School in Nepal

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 The Prithivi Secondary School in Nepal, which recently reopened by Happy Hearts Founder Petra Nemcova, will educate and empower over 350 students annually. The whole community—children, mothers, fathers, grandparents, community leaders and partners—gathered for the opening ceremony, and it was truly a beautiful moment to share. 

The school suffered immensely following the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, however now over 350 children are now studying in a safe and resilient school, instead of a temporary learning centre made of tarps following the natural disaster.

 “Adventure World was thrilled to work with TreadRight and the Happy Hearts Fund to help create a positive change in the world. It is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling to know that the school children of Prithivi Secondary School will now learn in a safe environment,” Managing Director, Adventure World, Neil Rodgers commented. 


The Ultimate Glamping Experience


Panoramic views of mystical mountains, a private patio and your very own butler – this is glamping like you’ve never seen before and for a limited time save A$710 // NZ$740 per person with Tempo HolidaysChamba Camp in Thiksey sits in the twin shadows of Stock Kangri and the Ladakh range in India and houses travellers in unique, individually designed tents. The camp showcases the wild beauty of Ladakh – a Himalayan land of snow-capped peaks, highland deserts and lush green valleys.

Though the camp is located away from the hustle and bustle of tourist trails, there is still plenty of activities to keep busy with. Be moved by the chanting of prayers from the nearby Thiksey Monastery, try your hand at archery and croquet or if you’re in the mood for some adventure explore nearby villages either on foot or by bike. 

Bird enthusiasts will delight in the bird watching sojourn and there are many culture tours to embark on including visiting the Leh Palace and walks through ancient trade paths surmounted by a series of Chorten and 108 stupas.

Delhi & Taj Mahal with Little Tibet (A Luxury Retreat) is a new eight day independent package that includes comprehensive visits to Delhi and Agra with its alluring sights and experiences followed by four nights at the nomadic luxury camps. Prices now start from A$3630 // NZ$3790, was A$4340 // NZ$4530. Book before the 31 March 2017 to take advantage of this special deal on this unique accommodation experience.


Insight Vacations Europe Business Flights Flash Sale –For Only $4,999 Return!

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The premium escorted tour operator, Insight Vacations, has made it easier for clients to travel to Europe in ultimate style with their Business Class air offer of $4,999 return.

For three days only from February 18 until February 20, 2017, agents can take advantage of this great value offer when they book their clients on a 2017 Europe or Britain tour of 11 days or more. Guests can chose from a wide range of Premium and Luxury Gold journeys that cover over 40 countries in Europe and discover the incredible value and quality that sets Insight Vacations apart.


Ireland on the horizon with St. Patricks day, Tempo Holidays celebrate with discount tours


Friday the 17th of March marks a day of celebration, peer pressure and all things green, that is earmarked in most Australians calendars. It’s St. Patricks day and it’s coming in fast.  With a large population of Irish residents and the Australian ethos which embraces any cause for celebration, it’s no wonder St. Patricks day has become popular.

For true St. Patricks day enthusiasts, there are several festivals, markets and parades held across the country, but for those of us that are time poor simply getting the office involved and dressing up can prove to be a lot of fun.

Landmarks around the world will also turn green with Tourism Irelands annual Global Greening initiative in which iconic attractions go green for St. Patricks day and without surprise Australia is among the list.  

Showing some Irish flare on Friday the 17 March will include Sydney’s Town Hall and State Library of NSW, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, The Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay in Perth, and the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. 

Prepare for an influx of Irish enquiries with Tempo Holidays 10% discount on a range of tours and go green for St. Patricks day. 



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