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Road & Rail Wrap: Rocky Mountaineer incentive, RAIL EUROPE simplifies bookings, Alex Dyson’s Busabout trip + MORE!

Well, the good news is this week’s Road & Rail Wrap is bound to leave you excited and keen to make a rail sale. The bad news? It’s sadly still Thursday and not Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Rocky Mountaineer launches 30th anniversary agent incentive

Home to alpine lakes, diverse wildlife and extraordinary wilderness, the Rocky Mountains are a gem best cut and sampled by the experts – Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer is continuing its 30th anniversary celebrations by offering travel agents a chance to win a trip for two aboard the luxury rail line in GoldLeaf service on the ‘First Passage to the West’ rail route.

Valued at $7,500CA ($8,400), the incentive is on offer to agents based in Australia or New Zealand.

For full Terms and Conditions, please see here

Click HERE to learn more about TRACKS, and to start the training.

RAIL EUROPE simplifies bookings and amplifies agent rewards

Rail Europe has charged into 2020 with the roll out four new features that not only make rail booking even more intuitive, fun and seamless for agents, but also incredibly rewarding.

The first feature is the ever evolving ‘Agent Tool’, a high-tech application that is constantly being updated to improve agents’ search and booking experience.

The second feature is ‘Rail Wizard’, a brand new virtual assistant that’s on hand 24/7 to assist agents with any queries they may have on bookings, quotes, payments, shipping and documentation, aftersales support, agent discounts and more.

The third feature is the ‘Marketing Grant’ initiative, where agents can submit requests for marketing funds to implement B2B2C activations.

Finally, Rail Europe’s brand new ‘Once Upon a Train’ educational and entertaining incentive program is keeping agents on their toes.

Former Triple J radio host Alex Dyson to host music trip through Europe with Busabout

Alex Dyson (supplied)

Busabout has launched a music inspired Europe trip, hosted by former Triple J host Alex Dyson, to cater to a rising trend of travellers looking for personalised overseas holidays.

Built using Busabout’s ‘Adventure Planner’, Dyson developed the trip exploring the musical highlights of Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, wrapping up with a four-day experience to Lollapalooza Festival in Germany.

Trips start from $1699 depending on accommodation style and optional extras and can be booked at: https://www.busabout.com/itinerary/travel/travel-europe-with-alex-dyson

Save 15 per cent on South & Central America overland journeys with Dragoman

Dragoman Overland is currently offering 15 per cent off its range of overland adventures in South and Central America.

Dragomans Central American journeys traverse beaches, volcanos, wildlife and mysterious Mayan ruins from Belize and Guatemala all the way through to Panama, with tours from 15 to 55 days.

Then, continuing south from the dense Amazonian rainforest and Patagonia’s national parks to ancient Incan ruins, colonial cities, white sandy beaches and off-the-beaten-track destinations like the Guyanas, South America is diverse and full of wonders.

Receive 15 per cent off tours in these incredible areas of the world until 3 March 2020 for departures by 31 December 2020.

UTracks opens 2021 bike and boat bookings

Cyclists on the Veneto Bike and Boat trip (UTracks)

UTracks is offering four of its popular seven- or eight-day self-guided and guided experiences in France, Italy and Scotland for 2021.

Bordeaux Bike and Boat

An oenophile’s dream: the Bordeaux region in south-western France provides the perfect base for an exceptional bike and boat experience.

Provence Bike and Boat

Explore a revolving landscape, from the wilderness of the Camargue, where wild horses roam, to Mediterranean sandy beaches.

Veneto Bike and Boat

Beginning in the magical city of Venice or the Renaissance town of Mantova, cycle through seaside towns and along rivers and canals.

Scotland Coast to Coast Walk and Barge

Scotland’s Great Glen Way stretches 120 kilometres from Fort William on the west coast to the highland’s capital, Inverness on the east coast.

Featured image: Alex Dyson (supplied)

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