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Wholesaler Wrap: A new range of tours for over 30s, AAT Kings succeeds in ‘bushfire relief giveback’ trip + MORE!

This week’s Wholesaler Wrap comes chock-full of new products, cracking announcements and even a cricket test tour. Howzat?!

‘Exodus Edits’: A new range of adventures for professionals in their 30s and 40s

Exodus Travels has launched a new range of curated, compact global adventures targeting 30- to 40-year-olds.

Exodus Edits provides the “optimum blend of adrenaline and R&R”, Exodus explains, “providing bitesized holidays” between five and 13 days, which are perfect for solo travellers, friends and couples.

The itineraries of the Exodus Edits collection guide travellers away from tourist trails (without skipping the highlights) and edge people out of their comfort zone.

Among the adventures are a digital detox in Portugal; sleeping under the stars in your own geodesic dome pod in Wadi Rum; an intimate wine tasting on Mount Etna in Sicily, and cycling along the Peljesac Peninsula of Croatia.

To celebrate the launch of Exodus Edits, clients can enjoy 10 per cent off Europe & Middle East tours when booking from 31 January through to 13 March 2020 for departures by 31 December 2020.

World Expeditions launches new American Adventures

Travellers can enjoy the majesty of Yellowstone during World Expeditions’ new ‘Yellowstone Snowshoe Wildlife Walks’ tour (World Expeditions)

World Expeditions has launched five new active trips in the Americas, each offering a new experience in a well-loved destination.

These include snowshoeing in Yellowstone, going high in Yosemite, walking to Ecuador’s highest volcano and experiencing a different side of the Caribbean on a long distance hike or island hopping, or both.

The new trips join a series of recently launched itineraries across the Americas, including Belize, Cuba and the Three Guianas, as well as a new self-guided option on the W trek in Patagonia.

AAT Kings succeeds in inaugural ‘bushfire relief giveback’ trip

In collaboration with the #EmptyEsky movement and regional tourism businesses, AAT Kings welcomed the industry and wider community to join them on one of its newly launched not-for-profit ‘Bushfire Relief Giveback Experiences’.

Designed to help provide immediate support directly to tourism communities that have been affected by this season’s devastating bushfires, the ‘#EmptyEsky to Shoalhaven Ex-Sydney’ experience welcomed Australian Federation of Travel Agents CEO Jayson Westbury and Senator Andrew Bragg.

All AAT Kings Bushfire Recovery Giveback trips are 100 per cent not-for-profit, and have been designed to inject funds into small businesses and support farmers.

Honeymoon Heaven with The Unique Sri Lanka Collection

As part of the tour, travellers will spend three nights in the stunning Water Garden Sigirya, Sigirya

The Unique Sri Lanka Collection has announced a romantic 15-day/14-night ‘Honeymoon Heaven’ experience for couples staying in locations in a variety of Sri Lanka settings.

Couples will spend the first night of this memorable sojourn in a dreamy suite, just 15 minutes from the airport, continuing to explore the world heritage sites and wildlife reserves of the Cultural Triangle and enjoy the sights of Kandy.

They will embark on a train journey to the central highlands of Demodera, traverse estate trails in and around Ella, and are invited to marvel at the region’s animals, including leopards, elephants and bears in the Yala National Park.

At journey’s end couples will bliss out with four nights in Koggala for more leisurely adventure and an opportunity to visit the 17th century Galle Fort.

A&K Philanthropy supports Banana Leaves for Laos

In the heart of Luang Prabang, Abercrombie & Kent guests can visit the city’s Khaiphaen Restaurant to participate in the newly designed ‘Banana Leaves for Laos’ activity.

After meeting restaurant manager Anousin, a former trainee, guests join the chef in preparing traditional Laos rice treats. Wrapped in banana leaves, these sweets can be offered to monks during the daily alms-giving ritual. The experience culminates in a traditional Laos lunch in the restaurant.

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is supporting the Friends Futures Programme, which provides restaurant training and helps put trainees in jobs around the world.

AKP’s newest program is in northern Laos, in the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, where the organisation has partnered with Friends-International, a social enterprise working across southeast Asia.

Trafalgar releases 100 top selling trips discount in celebration of 100-year anniversary

Trafalgar has released 100 of its best loved worldwide trips at 15 per cent off, in celebration of The Travel Corporation’s 100-year anniversary.

Guests will enjoy Trafalgar exclusives, including a visit to a fifth-generation family-owned farm in Bled for an exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ dinner, during the 11-day ‘Best of Croatia and Slovenia’ tour.

This incredible offer is valid from today until 27 February, so the time to book is now.

Cricket Sri Lanka tickets available with The Travel Concierge Sri Lanka

The Travel Concierge (TTC) is inviting Australians to join it and its team at the England vs Sri Lanka Test in March.

With a new eight-night luxury itinerary, guests of TTC will take part in beach, elephant and wildlife safaris, visit Sigiriya Rock, and enjoy the three-day test match in Galle, Sri Lanka between England and Sri Lanka.

Valued at $3,575 per person (twin share), TTC has designed the luxury package for free independent travellers (FIT), which includes a private chauffeur, as well as the option to join a tour of Colombo or a dinner at Ministry of Crab on the final evening.

Small group quotations are available, as are tailored independent itineraries and options to stay for warm-up matches and further test matches.

For further information contact TTC direct at anz@ttcsrilanka.com

The Travel Corporation’s weekly deals

Travellers on Trafalgar’s ‘Bohemian Highlights’ tour can savour St. Mary’s Basilica and the Adam Mickiewicz monument, found in Krakow, Poland

Trafalgar

Bohemian Highlights

Travellers can enjoy return flights to Europe for $799 with Trafalgar for 2020 trips, which can be enjoyed on trips like the 14-day ‘Bohemian Highlights’ tour.

Starting from $4,095 per person, twin share (with return economy flights to Europe an additional $799 per person), this offer is on sale now until 27 February 2020 for selected departures from April 2020.

European Wonderland

Travellers can save up to 10 per cent on children and fly return tickets to Europe with Trafalgar. Families can enjoy these savings on the 11-day ‘European Wonderland’ tour, which starts from $4,395 per person, twin share.

Additional savings of up to 10 per cent can be redeemed per young child ticket, with return economy flights to Europe an additional $799 per guest.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Authentic Danube & Prague

Save up to 30 per cent during Uniworld’s ‘100th Anniversary Celebration Event’, with up to 30 per cent off selected 2020 cruises.

Guests can enjoy these savings on the 10-day ‘Authentic Danube & Prague’ cruise, which takes travellers off the beaten path from Prague to Nuremberg to Vienna. Starting from $4,689 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 29 February 2020 for departure on 25 October 2020.

Adventure World Travel

Las Torres Patagonia

Experience untamed Patagonia with Adventure World Travel and save up to 10–15 per cent on an all-inclusive four-day packages staying in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.

Starting from $2,789 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 29 February 2020 for travel between 1 October 2020 to 30 April 2021.

Insight Vacations

Russia, Warsaw & The Baltic States

Travellers can fly for $799 return with Insight Vacations for select 2020 Europe and Britain summer departures, including the 15-day ‘Russia, Warsaw & The Baltics’ holiday.

Starting from $6,946* per person, twin share (return economy airfares included), this offer is on sale now until 27 February 2020 or until sold out for select departures between 5–26 April 2020 and 12 July–30 August 2020.

Busabout

St Pat’s All Ireland

Travellers can now receive up to 18 per cent off their purchase of tickets on Busabout’s seven-day ‘St Pat’s All Ireland celebration’.

Starting from $923 per person (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 6 February 2020 for departures in March 2020.

U River Cruises

Vienna Vibe

Travellers can save up to 20 per cent on select 2020 cruises with U River Cruises, including the eight-day ‘Vienna Vibe’ itinerary.

Starting from $3,199 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 12 June & 10 July 2020.

AAT Kings

Tassie’s East Coast Highlights

Travellers can save up to $158 per person on AAT Kings’ five-day ‘Tassie’s East Coast Highlights’ tour with the company’s last minute deals.

Starting from $1,418 per person, twin share (discount included), this deal can be redeemed on departures from 23 March, 30 March and 20 April 2020.

Featured image: World Expeditions’ ‘Yellowstone Winter Wildlife Walks’ tour (World Expeditions)

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