Wholesaler wrap: AAT Kings’ agent getaway, new Globus + Cosmos tours + MORE!

There are a few movers and shakers in this week’s wholesaler wrap, but none are a scratch on Travel Weekly’s reporter, who’s shaking like a leaf from three shots of espresso.

AAT Kings announces ‘Wilderness Achievers Getaway’ to New Zealand for top-selling agents 

Freycinet, Tasmania
Freycinet, Tasmania

AAT Kings is launching early bird savings on its new season departures, giving travellers the opportunity to save 10 percent on all First Choice guided holidays in Australia and New Zealand, booked and paid in full by 31 January 2020.

This offer is applicable for guided holidays departing from 1 April 2020, including ‘Outback Adventure’, ‘Perfect Tasmania’ and ‘Wonders of the Kimberley’.

The guided holiday company is also inviting agents to join it on a ‘Wilderness Achievers Getaway’ to New Zealand, where the 10 top guided holiday salespeople, between now and 31 May 2020, will head on a priceless escape to New Zealand.

There are also three wildcards on offer, with every booking an entry into the draw. Travel agents can book clients with “complete confidence”, with the brand’s latest offer providing an even more compelling reason to choose AAT Kings and make their next holiday local.

Beyond Travel Group sees record growth in FY19

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Beyond Travel Group has announced record growth in the last financial year and continues its expansion and focus on building the business to better serve agents and their clients, owner and CEO Michael Lavilles (pictured) said.

“We are conscience of continuing to provide excellent customer service and a diverse product range to our agents and their clients,” he said.

The recent developments of incorporating dedicated brands within the group including, Cruise Croatia, Cruise Russia and Sri Lanka, India & Beyond, has contributed to the company’s increasing success and exposure in the industry.

The wholesaler has also just released its new Sri Lanka, India and Beyond brochure, hot off the heels of a recent visit to Sri Lanka, with an emphasis on gaining the support of travel professionals and their clients in assisting in re-building the country’s tourism industry ahead of the upcoming peak season.

Globus unveils 2020 holidays to Asia, India, Africa, and South America

Globus and Cosmos are unveiling spectacular touring holidays to Asia, Africa and South America including a new Cosmos itinerary: ‘Discover Southern India & Kerala’.

Other itineraries include: Globus’ ‘Discover Japan’, ‘Treasures of China’, ‘Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond’, and ‘Legacy of the Incas’, among others.

Similar, value-focused holidays from Cosmos include: ‘China Experience’; ‘Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled’ and ‘Mysteries of the Inca Empire’.

Agents are also invited to save five per cent on Globus’ Asia & Africa holiday or 10 per cent on the wholesaler’s South America itineraries.

Constellation Journeys announces 2020 tour around the world

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Constellation Journeys has announced a new around the world tour for 2020 travelling by privately chartered Qantas 747.

The new 2020 tour will take guests on an 18-day journey stopping at six destinations including Angkor Wat, Samarkand, Jordan, Iceland, Merida and Tahiti.

The new tour represents the company’s third around the world journey since commencing operations in 2017.

Pricing for the 2020 tour starts from $22,400 per person. For bookings confirmed before 31 October, Constellation Journeys is offering early pricing starting at $21,900 per person – a $500 early bird incentive. The tour departs Sydney 29 April, returning 16 May.

The Travel Corporation’s weekly deals

U River Cruises -- The Danube Flow

U River Cruises

The Danube Flow

Travelling solo? Enjoy waived or reduced single supplement rate on select dates, saving up to $630 per person on select dates.

Guests can enjoy these savings on the 8-day ‘The Danube Flow’ itinerary, with prices starting from $3,099 * per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 30 September for departures on 7 September 2019 & 12 October 2019. *Conditions apply.


Castles Along the Rhine

Save 50 per cent on the single supplement fee for select 2020 dates. Guests can enjoy these savings on Uniworld’s 8-day ‘Castles Along the Rhine’ itinerary and save up to $1430 per person, with prices starting from $6,629* per person (discount included).

This offer can also be combined with up to 10 per cent early payment savings when paid in full within three days of booking. This offer is on sale now until 30 September for departure on 22 March 2020. Other cruise dates are available with the single supplement offer but prices may vary. *Conditions apply.


Delhi to Kathmandu Quest

Save up to $272 on Contiki’s 10-day Delhi to Kathmandu, with prices from $2,847* per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 29 November 2019 for travel between 20 October 2020 to 16 April 2021. *Conditions apply.


East USA & Canada Adventure

Book before 18 December and save 10 per cent on Busabout’s 11-day ‘East USA & Canada Adventure’, with prices from $2,249* per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 and valid for all travel in 2020.  *Conditions apply.

Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic

Journey to Antarctica – National Geographic Explorer

Save $2,000* per couple on board National Geographic Explorer when booked before 31 October 2019. Guests can enjoy these savings on Lindblad’s 12 Day – Journey to Antarctica – National Geographic Explorer, with prices from $22,070* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 for 28 November departures. *Conditions apply.


Britain & Ireland Grandeur

Book by 9 September 2019 to save 10 per cent* on Trafalgar’s 20-day ‘Britain & Ireland Grandeur’ itinerary, with prices from $5,255* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 9 September 2019 for departures between April – October 2020. *Conditions apply.

Insight Vacations

Easy Pace Italy

Book now to secure your 2020 holiday with The Travel Corporation’s 2019 preview pricing guarantee. Plus, book before 8 September 2019 to take advantage of a 10 per cent* early payment discount.

Guests can enjoy these savings, take it slow and travel on the 10-day ‘Easy Pace Italy’ itinerary, with prices from $3,938* per person, twin share (discount included).

This offer is on sale now until 8 September 2019 or sold out for departures on 2 August 2020. Departure dates are subject to change. *Conditions apply.

AAT Kings

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape – Last Minute Deal

Save up to $245* per person with AAT King’s last-minute deals. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 7-day ‘Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape’ itinerary, with prices from $2,750* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until sold out or departed for departures on 7 & 28 September 2019. *Conditions apply.

Flash sale: 25 per cent last-minute discount on Lirrwi Gay’Wu women’s tour

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Indigenous tour operator Lirrwi Tourism has announced a one-off short-term discount of 25 per cent on its Gay’Wu or Dilly Bag Tour for Women in East Arnhem Land. The offer applies to the last tour for the season, departing on Friday September 6, 2019.

The Gay’Wu or dilly bag is a powerful cultural symbol in Arnhem Land, where it was created by local Indigenous Yolngu women thousands of years ago using woven pandanus leaves. The dilly bag has both a practical and a spiritual meaning, as it is used to hold bush foods and medicines and is also used to carry knowledge.

The five-day Gay’Wu tour is for women and girls only. Space is available on the final tour for the 2019 season, with the special discount available for new bookings on the September 6 departure only. For bookings online or over the phone, use the promo code ’25OFF’.


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