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Small group travel redefined with Inspiring Journeys new 2020/2021 brochure + special agent savings!
Twelve bespoke itineraries across Australia and New Zealand make up Inspiring Journeys 2020/21 brochure. ‘The Inspiring Journeys experience’ features eight immersive and authentic small group journeys across Australia and four in New Zealand.
In celebration of the launch – the top 5 Inspiring Sellers will instantly win one of seven spots on an unforgettable Inspiring Journey experience to the Red Centre, plus 2 Wildcards as every booking made is an entry; Making it easy for travel agents to sell – guests can save up to 10 per cent on all Inspiring Journeys itineraries when they book and pay by 31 January 2020, valid for travel after 1 April 2020.
Meanwhile, AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys are also offering agents the opportunity to travel and save up to 50 per cent on guided holidays, short breaks and day tours as a thank you to industry partners.
Agents and industry staff looking to travel and save will have to hurry, as they will need to book and travel by March 31, 2020. This offer gives agents the opportunity to save up to 50 per cent on a variety of flexible holidays.
Wendy Wu Tours launches ‘sell your way to Asia’ incentive
The recently launched ‘Sell Your Way to Asia’ incentive will run until 30 June 2021 giving agents plenty of time to get as many bookings under their travel belts and closer to a trip of a lifetime.
Agents who make eight bookings can choose from a land-only tour to Vietnam, China or India, 16 bookings and they will qualify for our A Week in Japan tour (land only) or for agents who are feeling really generous, they can take a friend on one of the tours at mates rates.
A globe-spanning safari by private jet with Abercrombie & Kent
Following a sell-out of its inaugural 2020 Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet journey, Abercrombie & Kent has released information on the 2021 departure which promises epic encounters with rare wildlife from Madagascar’s playful lemurs and the placid whale sharks of the Philippines to the endangered mountain gorilla, honey bears, tigers and more.
Just 48 guests will have the opportunity to encounter iconic – and regrettably, often critically endangered – animals in their natural habitats and spend time with leading conservation experts. Guests will discover little-known species like Japan’s snow monkey and the tiny Philippine tarsier, swim with massive whale sharks and go behind-the-scenes to feed orphaned orangutans. Experts who have spent their lives studying these remarkable animals will share their insights. The journey ends with a safari in East Africa, where A&K began, with breath-taking panoramas in every direction, a vast range of wildlife including the continent’s iconic species and a rich cultural heritage to explore.
A&K’s 23-day Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet journey takes place from 10 January – 2 February 2021 and is priced from $216,665 per person twin share, with the single supplement priced from $28,915.
Intrepid launches new family trips for 2020
Families will now swap kid’s club and buffets for culturally stimulating adventures with Intrepid Travel’s new family holiday tours. With the first tour departing 29 March 2020, travellers will have the opportunity to ditch the typical family holiday to take the road less travelled in destinations including Central Europe and Egypt.
Aussie families travelling on Intrepid Family trips have increased by 13 per cent this year, showing Australians are looking for more culturally adventurous, local experiences for the kids.
The five new tours include: escaping the tourist traps with a trip through Central Europe, getting adventurous in Costa Rica, discovering ancient mysteries in Egypt, tasting the flavours of Morocco and discovering Peru with teenagers.
Adventure World Travel announces expansion into Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics
Award-winning tailor-made specialist, Adventure World Travel has officially announced the launch of its new tailor-made Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics portfolio.
The Scandinavia collection will be the first of the range to be released in late November, with Russia and the Baltics available in mid-2020. The Adventure World Travel team have been preparing the Scandinavia portfolio over the past five months but brought forward the release due to demand from agents following the recent Bentours collapse.
Albatross tours 2020 Europe summer season 100 per cent guaranteed
Albatross Tours announced their entire 2020 European Summer Small Group Tour Programme is guaranteed to depart.
The new programs for 2020 include Belgium & Holland, the Rhine & Moselle rivers, plus a unique new Italian tour ‘Hidden Italy’, visiting truly off the beaten path destinations such as Orvieto and Chianciano Terme, all already 100 per cent guaranteed to depart.
Costsaver announces top achievers trip is back for a second year to Costa Rica
In 2020 Costsaver’s top-selling agents will experience the sandy shores, lush jungles and volcanos of Costa Rica.
Top agents will have the chance to witness the difference that Costsaver offers guests when they’re making their travel choices. This benefit has been a driving force behind the brand’s growth and has seen continued feedback from agent partners, stating that their clients are loving the chance to truly travel with the freedom and tailor their trip, their way.
To ensure valued agent partners can get a head start on earning their place, Costsaver made the decision to release the destination today, during a peak selling period to maximise the opportunity to make every sale count. To join the Crew and qualify for a place on this epic trip, agents simply have to be among the top performing agents in the country.
For more information about Costsaver and the Crew Top Achievers trip including being the first to know when dates are released, please visit the Costsaver website or Agent Portal or speak to your local sales manager.
TTC weekly deals
UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES
Save up to 30 per cent during our 100th Anniversary Celebration Event. Uniworld’s parent company, The Travel Corporation, turns 100 in 2020 and are celebrating with up to 30 per cent off selected 2020 cruises. Offer valid 6 Nov 2019 – 3 Jan 2020. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 8-day Enchanting Danube cruise and be taken well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, travelling between Passau, Germany and Budapest, Hungary through Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava along the Danube river. Starting from $3,989 per person, twin share (discount included).
Kakadu’s Ancient Secret’s
Save up to $599 per couple with Inspiring Journey’s Early Bird Savings on the 5 day Kakadu’s Ancient Secret’s holiday. An ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife, guests will embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocodiles that roams Kakadu’s floodplains. Starting from $2,696* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now 31 January 2020 for departures after 1 April 2020.
ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL
Cruising the Ecuadorian Amazon
Save $305 per person on 2020 departures for Adventure World Travel’s 4 day Cruising the Ecuadorian Amazon journey. Specifically built for cruises in the Ecuadorian Amazon and with wall-to-wall panoramic windows, a luxury cruise is the ideal way to discover the beauty of the Amazon’s amazing biodiversity. Starting from $3,325 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 30 November 2019 for departures between 1 January 2020 and 30 December 2020 (except Christmas and New Year departures).
Fly return to Europe for $799 per person when you book a Europe & Britain journey with Insight Vacations such as the 8 day Italian Intermezzo holiday. Travellers will see Italy’s best-loved cities and discover a treasure trove of cultural riches, authentic cuisine and genuine dolce vita on this diverse itinerary. Starting from $4,474 per person, twin share (return economy flights to Europe included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 or until sold out for departures on 19 & 26 July 2020. Departure dates are subject to change.
Lose Yourself to Asia – 10 per cent off 2020/21 Asia trips with Busabout such as the 14 day Vietnam Adventure. On this adventure, travellers will enjoy the most delicious experiences of Vietnam, stay in a homestay as close to the local culture as possible, and discover the caves, valleys, and vistas that adorn all the Vietnam travel guides. Starting from $1,574 per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for all travel in 2020.
Prague, Vienna & Budapest
Save 10 per cent on 2020 Europe and Britain holidays with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount such as the 10-day Prague, Vienna & Budapest holiday. Travellers will experience the culture and traditions of three historic riverside cities with local specialists. Starting from $2,317 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for departures between April and October 2020.
Rome to Barcelona by Train
Be the first to experience one of Contiki’s brand new train trips! Enjoy Contiki’s New Release Deal of 25 per cent off this trip when you book & pay by December 18th. This trip makes tracks through Europe’s coolest cities, taking the train from Rome to Barcelona and stopping off at La Spezia, Montpellier and Nice along the way. Starting from $2,284 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for 30 May & 5 September 2020 departures.