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Discover North America with Explore

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Explore is offering a free extra hotel night and airport transfer on selected trips booked by 29 May 2017, worth up to $570AUD//$700NZD per person*. Choose selected trips to the USA and Canada to take advantage of having added time in some of the region’s most exciting cities.

Western USA Highlights: Free extra hotel night and transfer worth $570AUDpp // $700NZDpp. Explore San Francisco and use the extra day to explore the beautiful murals and eclectic street art in its oldest neighbourhood, the Mission District. From here, discover the dramatic and diverse landscape of USA’s greatest national parks, including Yosemite, Zion and Bryce Canyon. Trips depart in May, August, September and October 2017, and price includes fifteen nights’ hotel accommodation, transport and the services of an Explore Leader

Walk New York: Free extra hotel night and transfer worth $515AUDpp // $635NZDpp. Experience another side to the Big Apple by heading to the beach at Coney Island, just a subway ride away before discovering the main highlights on Explores Walk New York trip. Trips depart in October and December 2017. This price includes seven nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transport and the services of an Explore Leader.

Spain on sale with Tempo

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There’s a reason ‘fiesta’ is one of the best-known words in the Spanish language. For a limited time only Tempo Holidays is offering a sale on their last minute, English only coach tours in Spain.

Receive 10% off and instant confirmation when booking these trips if you book before 31 May 2017. It is getting harder to find availability for the European summer in 2017, so grab these offers while you can.

On the Andalucía & Barcelona coach tour you will explore the highlights of Southern Spain and Andalucía, a rocky, sun-baked region on Spain’s southern coast. This seven day coach tour starts from A$745//NZ$780 per person.
 

Rosie Holidays launches first Fiji brochure under Si Holidays

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Si Holidays has launched its first Rosie Holidays destination brochure. The new Fiji brochure for 2017-2018 features two brand new properties on Kadavu Island and in Momi Bay, as well as Fiji’s best experiences and accommodation options for couples, families and wedding parties.

The brochure includes Fiji’s newest and most exclusive private island resort, Kokomo Island Fiji, which officially opened early this year. Developed by Australian billionaire Lang Walker, the island sanctuary is spread across 140 acres and is surrounded by lush rainforest and white sand beaches.

Also featured is the brand-new Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay – a stunning resort on the western coast of Viti Levu with unique over-water Bure Villas and stunning views of the pool, lagoon and ocean – which opened in April.

Short tours, wedding locations, cruises and island hopping are also available as part of the 2017-2018 brochure, which is now available to order through TIFS or to view on the siholidays.com.au website.


The New ‘Must Do’ South America 

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Travel Directors is taking like-minded travellers adventures to ‘paths’ less trodden’ with the release of its new “South America: The Top End” tour for 2017.

Travel Directors’ tour mastermind Tony Evans has just completed the “South America: The Top End”, which he says was made possible due to the growth in regional partnerships over the years and the greater accessibility to places such as Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

The company has faced unprecedented demand for the new all-inclusive, escorted itinerary that covers ‘undiscovered’ pockets at the top end of South America. The inaugural 33-day “South America: The Top End” departure on November 3 sold out earlier this year prompting a second departure to leave Australia days later on November 10, 2017- with some places still available.

 

Belmond launch Belmond Las Casitas and South America’s first luxury sleeper train

Belmond enhances its Peru portfolio with the acquisition of Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon and the launch of Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train.

An authentic escape – Colca Canyon: Belmond Las Casitas, a 20-room property located in the Arequipa region of Southern Peru is set amongst the tranquil beauty of the Andes. Nestled amongst lush gardens, each individual casita features a private terrace with a heated plunge pool and sweeping views across the canyon.

Belmond Andean Explorer departs on its inaugural journey today from Cusco to Arequipa on a two-night journey. The elegant carriages take guests through some of the most breathtaking scenery.

Belmond Las Casitas and Belmond Andean Explorer further enhances Belmond’s luxury travel experiences in Peru, now with six hotels and two luxury trains from a stylish city hotel to a lodge at the entrance of the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

Experience the Essence of Scandinavia

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Uncover the vibrant green fields, soaring cliffs that give way to the sea and reminders of the Viking Age in Denmark. Bask in the colourful seaside cities and inviting landscape of soaring mountainsides in Sweden and marvel at Norway’s incredibly steep fjords, cascading waterfalls and grand glaciers.

To get travellers there, Bentours have discounted their coach tour ‘The Essence of Scandinavia’ until the 31 May 2017. Couples can save up to A$600/NZ$630 for all new bookings made. Starting in Stockholm, this nine-day tour includes the Scandinavian capitals and the fascinating and wild nature of the Norwegian Fjords.

Valid for departure dates 20 July and 17 August 2017, this comprehensive tour includes accommodation in 4-star hotels, eight breakfasts and two dinners, panoramic city tours in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Bergen and the services of an English speaking tour escort from day one to day eight inclusive. Prices start from now A$2060//NZ$2165 per person, was A$2360//NZ$2485 per person.

 

African Bush Camps Scoops Two Wins at the We Are Africa Innovation Awards

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African Bush Camps is delighted to announce that two of our own, Beks Ndlovu and Yvonne Bahlangene, were honoured with awards at the We Are Africa Innovation awards held in Cape Town on the 2nd of May 2017.

Beks Ndolvu, CEO of African Bush Camps, won the Shape Africa award. The award is dedicated to individuals with long standing and continual passion for the continent and the industry, one who has contributed to shaping positive perceptions of Africa as a brand for the future.  Beks a tour operator and social entrepreneur, promoting travel to Africa on a global scale. 

Yvonne Bahlangene, African Bush Camps Guest Relations Officer and the African Bush Camps Foundation Brand Ambassador, won the Rise Africa award. The award recognises up and coming young stars making a mark in the African travel industry. Yvonne is the ambassador of the African Bush Camps Foundation.

The School of Life Launch ‘The Art of Travel’

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The School of Life Australia is launching The Art of Travel – a new series of unique tours – in partnership with Intrepid Travel.

The first tour: The Red Centre – On Humility and Perspective will take place in Central Australia from 10-15 September with tickets on sale now. Participants (capped at 20 people per tour) will visit Alice Springs, the East MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon and Uluru and explore a variety of themes throughout the journey, including: sociability, relating to others, culture and beauty, career perspective, personal confidence, meaning and joy.

The Art of Travel tours will explore the notion of travelling for pleasure and how travel, when approached the right way, can play a critical role in helping us to grow into better versions of ourselves.

 

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