Wholesaler Wrap: Contiki launches TikTok challenge, G Adventures adds 12 new Jane Goodall tours + MORE!

Nothing beats kicking off your week like reading up on all the latest deals and news from your fave wholesalers. Well, except maybe calling in sick and watching Netflix all day.

G Adventures’ adds 12 tours to its ‘Jane Goodall Collection’ to support conservation and responsible wildlife tourism

Credit: G Adventures
Credit: G Adventures

For the first time since it launched in 2016, G Adventures is updating its exclusive Dr. Jane Goodall-endorsed collection of wildlife-focused tours for 2020 with adventures in Indonesia, Botswana, Belize, the Northwest U.S., mainland Ecuador, the Arctic and Antarctic, and other diverse destinations around the globe.

The update adds 12 new tours to the Jane Goodall Collection, which were each selected with the endorsement of the non-profit Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, and brings the full program of branded experiences to an even 20 trips in total.

All trips in the collection, which includes itineraries across several of G Adventures’ travel styles, are endorsed by the renowned UN Messenger of Peace, whose institute protects endangered species through conservation strategies that incorporate the needs of local communities, with the understanding that helping people saves wildlife.

Contiki launch global TikTok challenge with a chance to become official TikTok 2020 creator

Combining the hottest social network to burst onto the global stage, and a drive to further connect the emotion of music and travel, Contiki has launched a worldwide competition to find its 2020 TikTok creator through the power of ‘friendship’.

The launch of Contiki’s TikTok channel @ContikiTravel is being celebrated with the ultimate competition for young fans of the platform with a passion for travel.

The competition asks entrants to create and share videos that encapsulate their friendships whilst travelling utilising the native features of the TikTok platform including stickers, filters, background music and augmented reality.

Contiki will be launching the comp and channel using some of the epic moments captured during their recent Find Your People influencer campaign, which saw nine strangers including Flex Mami come together to road test Contiki’s new Rome to Barcelona by train trip.

The prize will be a year-long content creator ambassadorship with Contiki, travelling to some of their most popular destinations to capture content bespoke to TikTok that shows the power of shared experiences and travelling with like-minded people.

To take part, entrants must share their most creative moments and content on their own TikTok channels, making sure to include the hashtags #contikifindyourpeople and #tiktoktravel.

Contiki will then reshare its favourites every fortnight, thus entering them into the grand final. The voting will then be put in the hands of Contiki’s army of social followers, with the winner being named in January 2020.

Bunnik Tours launches 2020 Asia itineraries

Samarkand - Uzbekistan (35)

Small-group touring specialist Bunnik Tours has launched its Asia 2020 program, offering 18 diverse tours and visiting 15 different countries.

Three new itineraries anchor the program headlined by the five-Stans, a 26 day tour offering opportunities to visit the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Two additional new tours, ‘Laos to Cambodia’ and ‘Discover Nepal’, round out the Asia 2020 program along with a range of best-selling itineraries.

Italy tour specialist unveils new collection of accessible tours visiting Rome’s iconic landmarks


Italy specialist Roma Experience has launched an exclusive collection of new accessible Rome tours available to anyone with unique access requirements.

These exclusive new tours currently explore the Colosseum and Vatican City, with unique itineraries to accommodate those with disabilities.

Roma Experience has created the new tour itineraries in collaboration with disability advocates, with a mission to make Rome – a city not generally renowned for accessibility – easier for everyone to explore.

The new collection includes private tours of the majestic Vatican and Colosseum, adapted to cater for unique accessibility needs.

Each tour includes guest collection from their hotel in a private minivan specifically designed and customised for those with disabilities, before heading to the ancient sites to meet their private guide.

Dragoman’s global sale is back

Dragoman is back with ira global sale, offering 15 per cent off all trips until 21 October 2019.

That’s 15 per cent off hundreds of overland journeys through Asia, Africa and the Americas, plus some new ones for 2020 as well.

Clients can travel all the way through until 31 December 2020 on this deal, which is only available for a limited time.

World Expeditions expands carbon-neutral initiative to include entire range

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From 1 November 2019, World Expeditions travellers will be travelling sustainably on each of the company’s hundreds of itineraries, with the company pledging to absorb the cost of credits to offset emissions as its commitment to being part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Since late 2018, World Expeditions has mitigated emissions produced on its Asian range and the new, expanded ‘positive impact’ initiative fulfils the company’s ambition to have the entire range carbon neutral by 2020.

World Expeditions will continue funding forest protection projects in Zimbabwe and Tasmania, and renewable energy projects in China and Vietnam.

On The Go launches two-for-one sale on tours to Africa, India, and Vietnam


On The Go Tours has launched a huge sale, including its two-for-the-price-of-one offer, to worldwide destinations.

Book before 18 October 2019 to receive massive savings of up to 50 per cent when booking for two people.

With travel dates starting from now until June 2020, On The Go will take travellers on bespoke local cultural experiences throughout destinations such as Africa, India, Vietnam and more.

Sun Island Tours’ releases Croatia, Slovenia and Central Europe brochure

2020 Croatia Brochure

Sun Island Tours has released its hotly anticipated 2020 Croatia, Slovenia and Central Europe brochure, which agents will receive via TIFs.

This new brochure complements the company’s Croatian Island Cruising brochure, which was released early to meet pent up demand.

Current incentives and up to 10 per cent savings apply on selected tours for bookings made by 31 January 2020. Refer to the brochure for more details, as well as terms and conditions.

TTC’s weekly deals

Sunrise at Machu Picchu


Trekking the Inca Trail

Trek the Inca Trail with Adventure World Travel and save with a Free Inca Trail Permit. One of the world’s most spectacular treks, spellbinding mountain scenery and unforgettable Inca sites. Guests will spend four full days hiking the trail in a small group with an experienced guide and porters. Starting from $1,755* per person (Inca Trail Permit included). This offer is on sale now until 31 October for travel between 1 October 2019 to 30 April 2020.


Country Roads of Scotland

Fly return to Europe for $799* per person when booking a Europe & Britain journey with Insight Vacations. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 9 day Country Roads of Scotland journey and travel through 8,000 years of Scottish history from medieval Edinburgh to the majestic Orkney Islands and Skye. Starting from $3,695* per person, twin share land only (Return flights to Europe are an additional $799* per person).  This offer is on sale now until 31 October or until sold out for departures on 28 September & 3 October 2020. Departure dates are subject to change.


Highlights of Ireland and Scotland

Fly Europe return for $699* when booking a 2020 holiday with Trafalgar such as the 11 day  Highlights of Ireland and Scotland itinerary. A spellbinding journey across the Emerald Isle and Scotland, featuring all the sights, breathtaking scenery and plenty of craic from Dublin to Edinburgh, with a stop in the Scottish Highlands. Starting from $3,775* per person, twin share (Return flights to Europe an additional $699* per person). This offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 for departures between April and October 2020.


Enchanting Danube

A World of Luxury Awaits: luxury begins at home with return private chauffer airport transfers in Australia and your choice to fly free in economy or upgrade to business class flights to Europe from only $3,999 pp return with all 2020 Uniworld luxury river cruises. This offer ends 31 October 2019. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 8 day Enchanting Danube journey 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 $5,129* per person, twin share (including 10 per cent Early Payment Savings and return economy flights, return business class flights to Europe an additional $3,999 per person). This sale is on now until 31 October for departures on 15, 22 & 29 March, 5, 12 & 26 April 2020.


New Zealand Uncovered – Early Bird Savings

Pay less, experience more with AAT Kings’ Early Bird Savings, save up to $748 per person on the New Zealand Uncovered journey. Guests will discover the sights of New Zealand on this epic 17 Day Guided Holiday and experience the contrasts of both the North and South Islands journeying through farmland, enjoying local connections and becoming immersed in culture. Starting from $6,728* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 January 2020 for departures between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.


Greek Island Hopping

Enjoy 2o per cent off Contiki’s 13 day Greek Island Hopping itinerary when booked & paid for by October 31st, 2019. Travellers will be living their best Greek island life on this sun, sea & culture-rich trip in Mykonos, Ios, Santorini & Athens, getting deep beyond the ouzo and the olives and the ancient statues with plenty of time for sunbathing & nightlife in between. Starting from $2,668* per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 October for departures between 29 April to 11 May 2020.


Italian Adventure

Europe is yours – Save 10 per cent on Busabout’s 2020 3 day  Italian Adventure. On this trip, guests will enjoy gelato with a backdrop of the colourful buildings of the Amalfi Coast, sip on limoncello in a traditional restaurant in Sorrento, and feast on pizza after exploring Pompeii and come back having seen the best sights Italy has to offer. Starting from $521 per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for all travel in 2020.


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