Another week has come and gone – and we’re back to give you all the news you need to know.
From brochures and famils to incentives and other fun stuff, we’ve got you covered.
Wrap things up with this wrap, then head off for another wrap and a long lunch (with wine!).
Weekend we’re a-comin’.
Win a seat on a Great Escape
Travel Weekly is the exclusive media partner of The Travel Corporation’s Great Escape agent famil, and we’re giving away one amazing seat on the adventure.
It’s simple – just share a photo of your own ‘Great Escape’, and tell us why you want this awesome spot on the famil.
At the end of the campaign, we’ll choose the best post, and put the person behind it on a plane over to join in the TTC Great Escape fun.
It’s that easy!
Save with Travelmarvel
To celebrate its new Great Rail Journeys program for 2016, which offers a choice of fourteen escorted rail journeys across Europe, Travelmarvel is offering an early booking discount of $1,000 per couple off every holiday.
Travelmarvel has partnered with award winning UK-based rail travel company Great Rail Journeys to feature many of Europe’s most iconic trains and railways in its new program: from the world’s slowest express train, the Glacier Express in Switzerland; to the art deco elegance of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express; and the West Highland Line in Scotland.
Topdeck top deals
Tour the Temples of Abu Simbel, visit the historic Valley of the Kings and see the Great Pyramid of Giza from $86 a day. The 19-day Ultimate Egypt trip is part of Topdeck’s Specials of the Week, where travellers can score a 20% discount.
The trip travels to Cairo, Aswan, Felucca, Luxor, Hurghada and Dahab.
Alternatively, take a horse and carriage ride in Marrakech, go boarding on the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert and splash around in the water at Essaouira on Topdeck’s 10-day Sahara Adventure.
The trip is part of Topdeck’s Specials of the Week, where travellers can score a 10% discount. The trip starts in Marrakech and travels to Tamnougalt, Sahara Desert, Tamalakoute, Taroudant and Essaouira.
Book and save in Krabi
Book before September 27 2015 with Insider Journeys, to take advantage of the ‘September Bonus Night’ offer at the stylish five-star Rayavadee Hotel, located on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
Situated at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsular, Rayavadee Hotel nestles discreetly amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer cliffs, lush jungle foliage and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea; one of the most scenic parts of Southern Thailand.
Lindblad and Nat Geo’s take on travel
Following the highly anticipated announcement of the National Geographic Orion’s 2016 European program, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic are equipping agents with the tools to significantly grow their bookings ahead of the ship’s inaugural season.
With nearly 50 years of expedition heritage, taking travellers on adventures to some of the most remote places around the globe, Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic has made a commitment to curate the most compelling and seamless European program to date, allowing guests to discover this perennially popular region like never before.
One week, two prizes
Excite Holidays loves to spoil their agents, and this week has given away two incredible prizes.
The first lucky winner was Hannah Duong from Hannah Travel who, after selling the highest number of room nights in Thailand, has won a five night luxury holiday, staying at the Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa, Phuket.
The second winner was Francesca Labbozzetta from Marconi Travel, who sold the highest number of room nights across the state of Nevada and has been rewarded with the honour of being the only travel agent in Australia to take part in an action-packed famil taking in the highlights of the Silver state, including Las Vegas.
Excite Holidays will be offering a number of famils and incentives to travel agents in the coming months, so travel agents should keep an eye out for updates from the online travel wholesaler for their chance to win.
Travelmarvel showcases Africa highlights
Travelmarvel has released its new Africa 2016 program, offering a range of itineraries covering South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.
In 2016 travel agents can offer clients a choice of seven tours ranging from 11 to 29 days in length, all of which offer the flexibility to be extended with a two night stay on the elegant Blue Train, four nights discovering mountain gorillas in Rwanda or four days enjoying the white sands and history of Zanzibar.
Travelmarvel also offer the chance to upgrade to a two night stay aboard the Chobe Princess Safariboat in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Gulet deal for agents
World Journeys have a late availability Agent + Partner special on their two-week Traditional Gulet Cruising package in Turkey and Greece departing Bodrum 6 Sept 2015. Now priced at AUD$1,750 per person share twin, this represents an incredible saving of $2,645 per person!
Entirely subject to availability, the price includes the services of a Captain, Chef and Steward, 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 10 dinners, harbour fees, 4 hours motoring daily, gratuities and use of the gulet’s tender boat. For further details, terms and conditions call World Journeys 1800 155 044 or email email@example.com.
Albatross definitely in Europe for Christmas
Albatross Tours announced that 100% of their available 2015 European Christmas and New Year tours are guaranteed to depart.
Agents can book confidently knowing that all available Albatross Tours’ 2015 European Christmas and New Year tours exploring Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy and the Czech Republic are guaranteed to depart.
Created to take in all that’s best with Europe’s magical festive season, the pace is relaxed with 3, 4, 5 or 7 night stays over Christmas or New Year’s in specially selected hotels.