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Wholesaler Wrap: A&K’s cheap flights, Trafalgar plants thousands of trees, free nights in Sri Lanka + MORE!

Wrap your head around all the latest deals from your fave wholesalers! Get it? Wrap because it’s a wrap? We’re pretty proud of that one.

A&K offers $500 flight credit for limited edition journeys

Travellers booking a place on select Limited Edition Small Group Journeys from Abercrombie & Kent receive a $500 per person credit for use on flights booked with A&K.

The special offer applies to bookings made by 31 January 2020 on a comprehensive selection of journeys to Namibia, Zimbabwe, West Africa, Iran, South Korea, Central Asia, Mongolia, Central Europe, the Caucasus, Turkey & Malta, Argentina and Brazil.

Trafalgar donates 10,000 trees to support reforestation efforts across Australia and thanks valued partners and customers for their support in 2019 + celebrates international volunteer day

This year JoinTrafalgar has chosen to donate 10,000 trees to support the regeneration of lands across the eastern Australian seaboard, devastated by the recent fires that have raged across the country.

Not to mention, last week, in celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2019, many Trafalgar team members across the globe contributed some of their paid volunteer time to take part in everything from beach cleans, gift wrapping and dog walking to food drives across the world, all of which contributes towards a huge total of 24,000 paid volunteer hours given back through volunteering across the course of the year.

Wild Bush Luxury announces Top End Wilderness, Culture & Food Safari with renowned Australian chef Christine Manfield

Wild Bush Luxury has announced an exclusive food safari hosted by one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Christine Manfield.

The Top End Wilderness, Culture & Food Safari will take place at Wild Bush Luxury’s Northern Territory safari lodge and Luxury Lodge of Australia member, Bamurru Plains, between 26 – 30 April 2020. Guests will be immersed in the untamed wilderness of the Top End, its distinctive flavours and ancient but thriving culture over four exciting days in Kakadu’s spectacular ‘green season’, with culinary aspects led by Christine herself.

Tigers in the Wild with Out in India

Guests travelling with Out in India are offered a complimentary night at an &Beyond’s Taj Safari retreat when staying for five nights.

Journey to two of India’s most prized wildlife parks in search of the cherished tiger.

Six nights from US$2,650 per person, which includes all meals and safaris.

Wild and wonderful: Adventure World Travel’s new South America collection

Adventure World Travel has unveiled its all-encompassing 2020 South America brochure. The collection, which also incorporates Mexico, Central America and Antarctica, expands upon its existing diverse portfolio with an increased focus on unique wildlife, cultural and eco-conscious experiences.

The continent offers a wide array of wildlife observational experiences, but the ultimate on many travellers wish list is to view the elusive puma. New for 2020, Adventure World Travel has developed a 5-day Puma Encounter in Patagonia that offers daily excursions run by knowledgeable local guides teamed up with experienced trackers, who together will provide your clients with the best chance of spotting one of these stunning creatures.

Butterfield & Robinson launches new portfolio of luxury trips for 2020

Butterfield & Robinson has launched a new collection of trips for 2020, including a brand-new wellness portfolio for its luxury expedition trips, new active itineraries for families with older kids and new trips in the less-explored Balkans.

Check them out via the slow travel specialist’s website.

The Unique Sri Lanka Collection offers free nights

Uncover the best of Sri Lanka with The Unique Sri Lanka Collection’s new Pay 2, Stay 3 offer allowing guests to extend their stay with one complimentary night for any booking with a minimum stay of two nights on selected nights until early July 2020.

From national parks to tea covered hillsides, members of The Unique Sri Lanka Collection include The KK Collection, Why House, Teardrop Hotels, Manor House Concepts and Water Garden Sigiriya.

Each of the Collection’s hotels and villas has an exceptional reputation and endeavours to ensure guests enjoy the finest Sri Lankan experience.

African Travel Specialists’ 2020 brochure collection out now

The 2020 African Travel Specialists brochure offers unique and authentic travel experiences in all of Africa as well as the Middle East, Mauritius and Madagascar including:

  • Taste of Southern Africa escorted by Gemma Steel
  • Gorilla fly-in Safari
  • Botswana Photography Safari
  • Namibia Self-drive Safari
  • Sossusvlei by Road
  • Taste of West Africa

TTC’s weekly deals

LUXURY GOLD

Majestic Switzerland

Hurry last days! Fly return to Europe for $499* per person when you book a 2020 Europe & Britain journey with Luxury Gold. Must end 18 December! Guests can enjoy these savings on the 10-day Majestic Switzerland journey. Starting from $8,494 per person (return economy flights to Europe included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December or until sold out for departure on 14 June 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary.

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES

India’s Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges

Save up to 30 per cent during Uniworld’s 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. Starting from $9,279* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 3 January for departure on 26 September 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary.

U RIVER CRUISES

Vienna Vibe

2020 Celebration Event! Save up to 20 per cent on select 2020 cruises with U River Cruises such as the 8-day Vienna Vibe cruise. Starting from $3,039 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 3 January for departure on 10 & 17 April 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary.

INSIGHT VACATIONS

Country Roads of Scandinavia

Hurry last days! Fly return to Europe for $799 per person when you book a 2020 Europe & Britain journey with Insight Vacations. Must end 18 December! Starting from $6,294* per person, twin share (return economy flights to Europe included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for select departures between 24 June to 12 August 2020.Other departure dates are available however prices may differ.

ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL

Whistler Winter Wonder

Save up to $449 per person on Adventure World Travel’s 4-day Whistler Winter Wonder trip. Starting from $1,828 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 December 2019 for departures between 1 January to 31 March 2020.

TRAFALGAR

Colours of Sicily

Save 10 per cent on 2020 Europe holidays with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount such as the 9-day Colours of Sicily holiday. Starting from $2,605 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for departures between April to October 2020.

BUSABOUT

Unlimited Asia Pass

Lose Yourself to Asia – 10 per cent off 2020/21 Asia trips with Busabout such as the 3-month Unlimited Asia Pass. Busabout’s Unlimited Asia Pass allows guests to travel once on all the Asia trips within a 3-month period. Starting from $5,786 per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for travel in 2020.

AAT KINGS

Tassie Getaway – Last Minute Deal

Save up to $277 with AAT King’s Last-Minute Deals on the 6-day Tassie Getaway adventure. Starting from $2,488 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until sold out or departed for departure on 9 January 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary.

CONTIKI

Japan in a Week

Save up to 10 per cent off 2020 Japan with Contiki! Guests can enjoy these savings on the 8-day Japan in a Week adventure. Starting from $3,209 per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 December 2019 for departures between 25 April– 11 July 2020 & 15 August – 12 September 2020.

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