We’re still feeling a little worse for wear from our HUGE Travel Awards event on Friday, so please excuse any typos in this article and feel free to send in care packages full of Berocca and cupcakes.
Great savings with A&K in Egypt
Book A&K’s luxury small group journey, Egypt & the Nile, before 31 March 2020 for select departures between April and September 2020 and save $1,085 per person.
This 10-day journey follows in the footsteps of pharaohs, emperors and conquerors from Cairo to Luxor and along the mighty Nile to Aswan. Travellers cruise aboard A&K’s own award-winning Sanctuary Sun Boat IV and explore the country’s myriad archaeological treasures and ancient monuments with a leading Egyptologist, bringing both ancient and modern Egypt to life.
A&K’s 10-day Egypt & the Nile small group journey is priced from $10,915 per person twin share (was from $12,000), with the single supplement starting from $3,325. Valid for departures: 22 April – 1 May; 26 April – 5 May; 1 – 10 September; 5 – 15 September; 9 – 18 September; and 29 September – 4 October 2020.
Intrepid’s annual Cyber Sale offers up to 25 per cent off trips
Intrepid Travel’s annual Cyber Sale is back with up to 25 per cent off trips for 2020, in the adventure-travel company’s biggest sale of the year.
From 29th November 2019, to 8th December 2019, travellers can lock in their 2020 adventure at up to 25 per cent off with discounts on over 900 Intrepid trips on thousands of departures during next year.
The sale applies to a huge range of trips worldwide departing from 15th January 2020 – 15th December 2020.
Deals include one week in Nepal for just $659 per person for 18-29-year-old travellers and 11 days in India for $761 per person.
Examples of some of the best savings in Intrepid’s Cyber Sale include:
Save $1,374 off Intrepid Travel’s 20-day Epic East to West USA trip departing 23 June 2020. Now $4,121 per person twin-share – was $5,495 per person twin-share.
Save $1,908 on Intrepid Travel’s 59-day Ultimate Central America trip departing 01 February 2020. Now $5,722 per person twin-share – was $7,630 per person twin-share.
Save $3,131 on Intrepid Travel’s 24-day Ultimate Japan departing 15 March 2020. Now $9,394 per person twin-share – was $12,525 per person twin-share.
Save $3,073 on Intrepid Travel’s 32-day Scandinavia and Baltic Circuit trip departing 17 May 2020. Now $9,222 per person twin-share – was $12,295 per person twin-share.
Save $3,035 on Intrepid Travel’s 64-day Africa Encompassed Northbound trip departing 12 July 2020. Now $9,105 per person twin-share – was $12,140 per person twin-share.
Globus family of brands announce flash sale to celebrate Thanksgiving
Globus family of brands (GFOB) will launch a flash sale on all Cosmos North American tours, with savings of $250 per person.
Tours must be booked between 28 November – 2 December 2019, for travel in 2020.
Further, from today until the end of the year, for every Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways booking, GFOB will donate $20 to Rural Fire Services throughout Australia to assist in their bushfire relief efforts.
To date, GFOB has banded together to raise over $1,000 for the Rural Fire Service and donated food, clothing, toiletries, non-perishables and camping equipment to local shelters. GFOB urges its industry partners to do the same – every little bit counts.
Contiki Cyber Weekend deals
Starting on 29 November until 2 December, Contiki will be offering their biggest ever sale, with up to 30 per cent off selected trips worldwide, with some shoppers saving more than $3000 on their next trip of a lifetime.
For four days, Contiki will have mega discounts on 26 trips across five different continents. From hiking the majestic landscapes of Western Canada, relaxing on the breath-taking shores of Greece, or exploring the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur, there’s a destination for every type of traveller.
Greece and Mediterranean Travel Centre announces double-digit growth on launch of 2020 portfolio
Greece and Mediterranean Travel Centre (GMTC) has delivered double-digit growth since July, compared with the same four-month period in 2018.
While some of the most high-profile travel wholesale brands have recently disappeared, specialist firms continue to thrive, thanks to their unparalleled local knowledge, expertise, and connections with tried-and-tested suppliers.
Looking ahead, GMTC has just unveiled its 2020 destination brochures, some of the highlights include:
- Luxury Greece Collection: As the name suggests, this range is focused on the VIP splendour of Greece’s platinum offering from accommodation to travel. It’s been a popular addition to GMTC’s portfolio, with customers increasingly seeking out high-end vacations.
- An extended range of destinations: With 11 distinct countries now on offer. As well as Greece, travellers can book getaways to Spain, Italy, Croatia, Malta, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Portugal, UAE, Jordan, Qatar, Oman and Morocco.
- A brand new Classical Greece escorted tour: With a maximum group size of just 16 people, travellers enjoy an unrivalled VIP opportunity to discover the most historically and culturally significant destinations in Greece and have their questions answered by local experts.
- An exclusive walking tour of Mykonos: After a full day of sunshine, guests can unwind with an early evening guided tour of the port’s narrow, winding streets, and soak up unique local knowledge.
- Escape to the Islands:For guests who want to get away from it all – just for a short while! – GMTC now offers mini-break packages from Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, and Hydra. For an even more authentic experience, the traditional island of Agistri is open to visitors.
- An expanded product selection: In the Croatia and Spain 2020 brochures, with added product in Portugal, developed in response to strong customer demand.
- A comprehensive range of ready tours: That allows travel agents to quote and sell individual places at bulk group prices.
- A total redesign: Makes all of the brochures even easier to read, with greater scope for tailor-made itineraries.
Sun Island Tours releases new 2020 Italy, Malta and Switzerland brochure
Sun Island Tours are proud to present the final brochure in their 2020 product range, Italy, Malta & Switzerland.
This brand new 84 page brochure is bursting at the seams with new and great value product, as well as featuring Switzerland for the first time.
In order to meet the ever-increasing demand for semi-independent travel Sun Island Tours has also added partially escorted rail package tours which give clients the flexibility of travelling Italy’s excellent rail network independently whilst enjoying guided and informative tours in select cities, with all hotel accommodation and some meals included.
New for 2020, a magnificent range of villas in Tuscany for independent holidays, or a well- deserved break between other touring options.
Sun Island Tours continues to feature arguably the industry’s greatest range of escorted and partially escorted touring options in Sicily as well as Malta, with several tours connecting and highlighting the best of both these magical Mediterranean Isles.
Early bird savings of up to 10 per cent on select Italian touring options can be found throughout the new brochure.
On the Go Tours black Friday deals
On The Go Tours has a range of Black Friday deals of 25 per cent off on a variety of their top-selling destinations.
The offer is available on selected tours booked between November 28th and December 2nd and includes tours to Turkey, China, Morocco, Peru, Italy and Egypt, for travel until June 30th 2020.
On The Go’s Black Friday sale includes 25 per cent off the following tours and more:
- Egypt | King Tut – 10 Days | From $1,422pp (save $473pp)
- Morocco | Totally Morocco – 9 Days | From $1,459pp (save $486pp)
- Turkey | Turkey Unplugged – 10 Days | From $1,422pp (save $473pp)
- Italy | Italian Expresso – 8 Days | From $2,847pp (save $948pp)
- Peru | Amazons Incas and Titicaca – 14 Days | From $4,497pp (save $1,498pp)
- China | Chinese Checkers – 11 days |From $1,758 (was $586)
Nordic Travel 2020 brochure release
The 2020 Nordic Travel brochure is available to download as a pdf via www.nordictravel.com.au.
Nordic Travel offers a great selection of tour travel choices to the unique Scandinavian and Arctic destinations of Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway, Sweden, Finland, Lapland, Denmark, the Baltics & Poland and Russia.
100 per cent Australian owned and operated for over 33 years, our carefully designed and imaginative itineraries showcase the best of these destinations. Choose from Escorted, Independent, Self-drive or Cruising tour arrangements.
World Expeditions launches four exclusive Everest region treks
World Expeditions, was the first Australian company to offer commercial treks in Nepal back in 1975 and, to celebrate its 45th birthday in 2020, is launching four unique treks in the Everest region.
This time next year – on 21 November 2020 – the four celebratory treks will converge in the region’s most important spiritual centre, in Thyangboche for a banquet dinner, to be attended by Australian mountaineering legend, Tim Macartney-Snape and a special mystery guest.
The four exclusive treks are designed to suit all fitness levels and range from introductory to challenging:
The ideal introduction to high altitude trekking, the 13 day Everest 45th Anniversary Trek, departs Kathmandu on 14 November 2020 and costs $3,490 pp;
The classic Everest Base Camp route, 18 day Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar 45th Anniversary Trek, departs Kathmandu on 8 November 2020 and costs $4,020 pp;
The more remote 19 day Gokyo Lakes 45th Anniversary Trek, departs Kathmandu on 7 November and costs $4,430 pp; and
The most comprehensive – and toughest – Everest region trek of the four, the 22 day Everest Circuit and the Cho La 45th Anniversary Trek, departs Kathmandu on 4 November and costs $4,950 pp.
Sno’n’Ski releases Ski Southern Hemisphere 2020 brochure released earlier than ever
Sno’n’Ski has launched its annual Ski Southern Hemisphere brochure earlier than ever this year.
The ski wholesaler delivered their brochure early to meet travellers who are booking further in advance to secure their New Zealand, Australia and South America snow holiday for next season. Suppliers are also releasing rates much earlier to meet this demand.
TTC’s weekly deals
ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL
M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey
Save up to 25 per cent on a 5-day cruise through the Galápagos on the boutique yacht, M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey, with Adventure World Travel. Discover the Galapagos on a stylish vessel, with capacity for 16 passengers, and featuring seven spacious Galapagos Suites and one Sea Star Suite; all equipped with panoramic windows to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands. Starting from $5,229 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 March 2020 for travel between 1 December 2019 to 20 December 2020.
U RIVER CRUISES
Eastern Europe Escape
2020 Celebration Event! Save up to 20 per cent on select 2020 cruises with U River Cruises such as the 8 day Eastern Europe Escape trip. From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise is an enticing look at the past, visiting Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Mohács, Novi Sad and Belgrade. Starting from $3,199 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 3 January for departures on 29 May & 2 August 2020. Other departure dates are available but prices may vary.
UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES
Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden
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 such as the 12 day Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden Baden journey. Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves on this cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers, sailing past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes. Starting from $5,599 per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 3 January for departures on 2 & 20 July 2020. Other departure dates are available but prices may vary.
Amazing Spain & Portugal
LAST DAYS! Fly return to Europe for $799 per person when you book a 2020 Europe & Britain journey with Insight Vacations such as the 9-day Amazing Spain & Portugal holiday. Guests will delve beneath the surface of two of Europe’s most desirable countries, sampling signature dishes, visiting iconic attractions and exploring the region’s rich seafaring history. Starting from $3,849 per person, twin share (return economy flights to Europe included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 or sold out for select departures between 4 July to 22 August 2020. Other departure dates are available but prices may vary.
Capitals of the North
Save 10 per cent on 2020 Europe holidays with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount. Such as the 15-day Capitals of the North holiday. Scandinavia meets Mother Russia on this memorable encounter with fairy-tale cities and imperial capitals. Travellers will delve into the history of the Vikings, Hanseatic traders and powerful Russian tsars as they wind their way from Copenhagen to Moscow. Starting from $5,697 per person, twin share (discount included).
Lose Yourself to Asia – 10 per cent off 2020/21 Asia trips with Busabout such as the 8 day – Cambodia Adventure. Guests will go beyond the temples and discover the culture, cuisine, and curiosities of Cambodia and discover the beautiful beaches of Koh Rong, learn about the country’s difficult history at the S-21 Prison, and taste some delicious cuisine. Starting from $962 per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for travel in 2020.
Victoria’s Hidden Gems
Save up to $398 per person with Inspiring Journey’s Early Bird Savings on the 7 day Victoria’s Hidden Gems holiday. Travellers will delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, embarking on an Indigenous experience at Halls Gap and witnessing the Twelve Apostles along the spectacular coastline. Starting from $3,576 per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now 31 January 2020 for departure on 11 September, 6 November & 4 December 2020.