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NRMA partners with Jayride to offer more member benefits 

The NRMA has announced a partnership with leading online transport marketplace Jayride to offer special fixed-price airport transfers around the globe through its Member benefit program, NRMA Blue.

From July 1, NRMA’s 2.6 million members can save time and money, ensuring they are met on arrival at more than 1500 airports in 69 countries and pay a set fee for their transport with no hidden costs.

NRMA Blue General Manager Michael Betteridge said the partnership with Jayride would add further value to an NRMA Membership.

 

Epic 2,060 km “Māori New Zealand Cycling Adventure” Unveiled by Ride & Seek

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Ride & Seek is thrilled to announce its first foray into the Southern Hemisphere with the only cycling tour on the market traversing the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

In keeping with the company’s pioneering “luxpedition” format, the 24-day, 2,000+ km “Māori New Zealand Cycling Adventure” leads intrepid travelers on a bold expedition from Auckland to Queenstown, through the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, the land of volcanoes made famous by Lord of the Rings, unspoiled coastlines, and the stunning Southern Alps.

Guests will finish each day at hand-picked hotels and lodges with ample opportunities to sample New Zealand’s world-class wine, fresh seafood, and unique coffee culture. Broken into two stages, Auckland to Wellington and Wellington to Queenstown, the tour is slated for February 8 – March 2, 2020 and starts at  €4,860 for one stage.

 

UnionPay International continues South Pacific expansion with Apex Car Rentals partnership

UnionPay International, the leading Global Payment network, has partnered with Apex Car Rentals to provide access to rental vehicles for the growing number of Chinese visitors to Australia and New Zealand.

From today UnionPay cardholders can book an Apex car rental online or at any of Apex Car Rentals’ 30 locations across Australia and New Zealand.

 

Busabout releases 2020 trips at 2019 prices for Europe 

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Busabout has released its 2020 Europe preview trips at 2019 prices. The time is finally here for agents looking to lock in their client’s Europe 2020 trip for less, leaving them with more cash to splash on holiday.

Clients wanting to do Europe next year are not only guaranteed the best price, but the opportunity to nab their spot on their dream trip for 2020 by booking early. Travellers can get 10% off Busabout’s famed  Hop-On Hop-Off Passes, allowing them complete flexibility to create their ultimate trip across 38 European destinations and culture vultures can take 10% off their favourite cultural Festival experiences. Up to 10 per cent off Small Group Adventures and selected Adventure trips, Island Hopping and Sailing are also up for grabs, with Busabout offering something for every kind of traveller.

Clients must book before 31 August 2019 to secure this limited time offer and get the best price on their adventure.

 

Spend $500 with Rail Europe and receive $20 towards Viator

Agents booking a minimum of $500 of Rail Europe products will receive a $20 credit towards any Viator sightseeing product to be used in the same booking.

The promocode ‘VIATOR20’ must be added to the online booking or quoted when speaking to a Rail Europe reservation team member.

Bookings must be fully paid by 16 July 2019 to redeem the Viator credit.

 

Ride across Rajasthan in luxury with a friend and save

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Riders and pillion passengers can experience the thrill of exploring the natural beauty and luxurious wonder of colourful Rajasthan in India this November on the back of a Royal Enfield 500cc Classic Desert Storm motorcycle, with a 20 per cent discount offer on a luxury tour offered by Extreme Bike Tours.

Available until July 31, 2019, Extreme Bike Tours is offering a US$890 discount for pillion passengers off its five-star, 13-day, ‘Luxurious Rajasthan’ tour when booked as a couple (rider and passenger). The tour begins in Delhi on November 9, 2019.

The guided, 13-day, five-star tour departs from Delhi on November 9, 2019, and is available for licensed riders from US$5600 and US$3560 for pillion passengers, a saving of US$890, when booked as a couple before July 31, 2019. The price includes accommodation, meals, fuel and transfers during the 13-day itinerary. Pillion riders can ride behind their friend or partner on a motorbike or in the luxury support van.

 

Eurostar introduces third direct daily service from London to the Netherlands

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Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching a third direct daily service from London to Amsterdam today.

To mark the introduction of the additional service and the opening of Van Gogh’s sunflower exhibition in Amsterdam next week, Eurostar unveils a specially commissioned gown made entirely of fresh sunflowers.

Inspired by the iconic Dutch masterpiece, celebrity costume-designer, Kate Tabor, has created the dress to celebrate the “Van Gogh and the Sunflowers” exhibition, which runs from 21 June – 1 September at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

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