Qantas launches private and small-group tour packages with TripADeal

Melbourne, Australia - September 20, 2016: View of passengers boarding the Qantas aircraft at Melbourne Airport during daytime. Qantas is the largest domestic and international airline in Australia.

Qantas has launched its new ‘tours’ program which is aimed towards those looking for up-market, ready made holidays around the world.

The new addition to the Qantas holidays product range will allow travellers to book travel experiences designed to showcase the best of each destination with planning and logistics to be managed by expert tours operators including the national carrier or partner flights, accommodation and itineraries led by locals guides.

The program launches with 10 itineraries such as the 14 day ‘discover the Balkans and beyond’ which provides guests with eight nights on a cruise plus three nights hotel accommodation and visits Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Romania which starts at AU$5,700.

Qantas VH-VYA Boeing 737-838 “Narooma” – iStock/BeyondImages

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said the launch of package tours was designed for members who were looking for a ready-made premium travel experience.

“Qantas Tours will offer our members unforgettable experiences in destinations they may not have visited before without having to plan or manage the logistics of travel,” Wirth said.

“Our research has shown that two-thirds of our members are interested in tour packages, and the launch of our premium itinerary holidays will help meet and grow this demand.

“With this latest expansion of the Qantas Holidays portfolio, we’re giving frequent flyers more opportunity to make great holidays possible with their Qantas Points and growing the ways they can boost their points balance.”

Frequent Flyers can choose to earn three Qantas Points for every dollar spent on their booking or use their Qantas Points to book and receive 45 per cent more value, following an investment in the Qantas Holidays program last year.

The selection of tours will be curated by Qantas with the packages organised and operated by TripADeal, based out of Byron Bay, of which Qantas purchased the majority share in May 2022.

Qantas Holidays has significantly grown since it launched in October 2019, and now offers a full suite of holiday products with the launch of Qantas Tours and recent expansion into luxury holiday packages which gives members access to limited-time hotel deals that are exclusive to Qantas.

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