Today’s Wholesaler Wrap contains a great excuse to walk off the job next Friday, plus more deals and brochure releases than you can poke a stick at. Well, depends how big the stick is.
Excite Holidays and Singapore Tourism Board continue campaign with new guide for trade
Excite Holidays is thrilled to announce the continuation of its ongoing partnership with Singapore Tourism Board – with the release of their latest nine-page guide ‘Explorer’s guide to Singapore’.
The campaign will run for two weeks, launching Monday 16th September 2019. As well as a guide designed to encourage travellers to truly explore the abundance of offerings of this multicultural city-state, agents are encouraged to participate in the interactive Singapore quiz (available on exciteholidays.com.au).
This gives them the chance to discover their inner explorer and go in the running to WIN one of three ultimate Explorer packs including a branded yoga mat, Go Pro, backpack and towel as well as book and water bottle provided by Singapore Tourism Board.
Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, backpacker or city tripper, this latest collaboration between Excite Holidays and Singapore Tourism Board is packed with suggestions for sightseeing the country’s different districts, iconic architecture and natural urban escapes – and makes it simpler than ever to seek them all out.
Go here to download the guide.
Intrepid urges the industry to close shop on Friday
Intrepid is urging travel companies to close shop next Friday 20th September to take a stance on the global issue of climate change.
The adventure travel company, known as a leader for climate action in the travel industry, will be joining the thousands of school children and Australian businesses in the Global Climate Strike who are demanding immediate climate action from our elected leaders.
Intrepid will be giving around 300 Australian-based staff the opportunity to join the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20 September. Millions of school children around the world are calling on adults to join them in the streets and send a message to governments and businesses.
The Melbourne-based company has been carbon neutral since 2010, offsetting operations and each of their traveller’s carbon emissions, as well as ensuring their trips are low impact. By 2020, Intrepid is set to become a climate-positive business.
APT’s 2020/21 Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar brochure out now brand new ship
APT has launched its 2020/21 Vietnam and Cambodia featuring Myanmar brochure.
To celebrate the launch, APT is offering some incredible Superdeal savings. Book before 29 February 2020 to take advantage of Superdeals including Fly Free. This unmissable deal is available on selected itineraries across 2020 and 2021 departures. What’s more, on selected holidays, guests can Fly Business Class from $1,295 per person.
To extend your exploration across wider regions of Asia, APT continues to combine its touring across Myanmar. Aboard the RV Samatha, cruise in luxury along the Irrawaddy River for seven nights, for an all-inspiring journey that includes the impressive temples of Bagan.
A comprehensive range of exclusive Signature Experiences ensures APT’s guests have the most enriching experience of each destination, taking home memories not available to the average traveller. Indulge in a delicious dining experience crafted by APT Ambassador Luke Nguyen who will return in 2020 to join guests on selected departures while all guests will get a taste for Luke’s unique style. Hosting journeys through Vietnam and in Cambodia, this is the perfect chance to meet Luke in person and learn from this experienced and talented chef.
Globus unveils undiscovered series
While it might be the iconic sights of the world that first entice us to pack our bags for adventure, it’s often the tucked-away towns, lesser-known nooks and secluded seafronts that beckon us to return. That’s the idea behind the Globus family of brands’ successful “Undiscovered” series of touring holidays through Italy and Great Britain. For 2020, Globus and Cosmos are unveiling three NEW “Undiscovered” tours in these popular destinations.
Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of its “Undiscovered” tours, Globus and Cosmos are increasing offerings in Italy and Great Britain by 15 per cent. NEW holidays joining the portfolio for 2020 are: Globus’ Southern Italy & Greece with 4-Night Cruise (19 days, priced from $5,629 incl. earlybird discount), Cosmos’ Sicily (8 days, priced from $1,729) and Globus’ Scottish Highland Fling (10 days, priced from $3,189 incl. earlybird discount)
The countdown is on for early bird savings on Bunnik Tours European Getaways for 2020
The clock is running down for early bird bookings for Bunnik Tours Europe 2020 itineraries. Avoid ruffling your clients’ feathers by offering them this saving of $500 on all new bookings for departures from March to November 2020. Bookings and deposits need to be taken in the next two weeks by September 27, 2019.
Bunnik Tours has introduced four new itineraries for 2020, two of which feature completely new destinations for this Australian, family-owned tour operator.
They include a 22-day Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan tour which is almost sold out, a 25-day England, Scotland & Wales itinerary, a 23-day Best of Egypt & Greece tour and a 21-day Northern Italy & Sardinia package.
All tours include flights, all sightseeing, accommodation, many meals and even taxes and tips where appropriate. And don’t forget, despite their small groups of just 20 people or less they still use full-size buses, allowing guests to really stretch out and take in the incredible window views.
World Expeditions launches Amazon Forest appeal
Adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched the Amazon Forest Appeal, to help protect the forest, its human indigenous communities and its wildlife.
The Amazon Forest Appeal will be administered through World Expeditions Foundation (WEF), the company’s not-for-profit, philanthropic arm, with 100 per cent of donations to be directed to Earth Alliance, an environmental foundation created by climate change crusader, Leonardo DiCaprio and his philanthropic friends.
The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming. Home to about three million species of plants and animals, and one million indigenous people, the Amazon rainforest is experiencing the most intense blazes for almost a decade, with thousands of fires ravaging the forest in Brazil and also across the border in Bolivia, devastating swaths of the country’s tropical forest and savannah.
Albion Journeys classic Scotland tour featuring the Edinburgh tattoo – new for 2020
Albion has just announced a special tour of Scotland featuring the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. On this six-day tour commencing Edinburgh 20 August 2020, experience the iconic landmarks and historic attractions of the vibrant Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and the magnificent castles and palaces which have played a key role in Scotland’s history.
Attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, with an exclusive dining package and prime location seats. Set against the impressive backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Edinburgh Tattoo combines music, dance, lights and marching bands with displays of skill and military showmanship.
Tour includes quality accommodation, all breakfasts and dinners, sightseeing including visits to Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Scone Palace and Palace of Holyroodhouse as well a cruise on Loch Lomond.
New Africa Arabia Persia portfolio arrives from A&K
Abercrombie & Kent has released its new portfolio of luxury private journeys to Africa, Arabia and Persia. The collection comprises ready-to-book safari holidays to destinations throughout Southern, East and Central Africa as well as grand adventures through North Africa, the Middle East and Iran and island getaways in the Indian Ocean.
There are 36 ready-to-book private journeys mapped out in the brochure for individual travellers, and many more available online. Each one has been created through a meticulous process of research by A&K’s product professionals, consultation with in-house Travel Specialists and coordinators on the ground and with guest feedback in mind. They are all tried and tested and present each destination in the best possible manner in seamless style and comfort whilst ensuring that travellers have the most inspiring experiences and authentic local encounters wherever they visit.
In addition to the ready-to-book journeys, A&K gives travellers the tools to customise their own made-to-measure journeys with lists of the foremost sights and locations in each area, exceptional activities and exclusive opportunities to consider, a wider range of hand-picked accommodation choices as well as ideas for extending a journey to gain a deeper appreciation of the place. These ideas are provided to inspire guests who wish to develop their own bespoke journey in close consultation with an A&K Travel Specialist.
Gate 1 Travel’s ‘Spend and Save Sale’ includes airfares
Book your next holiday during Gate 1 Travel’s Spend and Save Sale between 19 August – 20 September and you will receive huge savings off your tour, cruise and flights.
- If you spend $3000+ you will save $500 (promo code DLEARLY500A)
- If you spend $7000+ you will save $1500 (promo code DLEARLY1500A)
- If you spend $14000+ you will save $3000 (promo code DLEARLY3000A)
Insight Vacations celebrates new 2020 Europe and Britain collection
Insight Vacations has launched its new 2020 Europe and Britain collection with over 100 magical journeys including five brand new trips.
Also, new for 2020 is Insight Choice, where guests can choose their own adventures. On the majority of this year’s European guided journeys, Insight’s Travel Directors will offer clients the choice of two included experiences. Guests can choose experiences reflecting their varied interests from art, fashion, food, local traditions and nature excursions. In addition, they will enjoy new Insight Experiences, including a visit to the Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville, a private flamenco school and beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant which provides scholarships to deserving students. This support will help ensure that the flamenco tradition lives on in the local community and continues to create opportunities for generations to come. Clients will participate in a private dance class and be given front row seats to watch a fiery flamenco performance.
In celebration of the biggest premium journey collection of the year, Insight Vacations is offering a 10 per cent discount with their popular Early Payment Discount for clients who book and pay in full by 18 December 2019* In addition, past guests and Club Bon Voyage Members can save up to 5 per cent.
Guests can alternatively take advantage of our popular $799 return Air Offer to Europe and Britain, also combinable to 5 per cent saving for past guests and Club Bon Voyage Members.
Trafalgar releases its Europe & Britain 2020 trips + $699 air deal
Trafalgar has today released its 2020 Europe & Britain itineraries featuring 118 trips across 49 countries, including eight new trips and six new destinations for the most diverse product offering for the brand to date.
Combined with this extension to its award-winning product, the brand has today announced an incredible $699* return flight offer or a 10 per cent off Early Payment Discount if they book and pay in full by 18th December.
In addition to longtime guest favourites like Italy, France and the UK, Trafalgar is excited to introduce trips visiting some of the hottest emerging destinations in Eastern Europe, such as Macedonia, Montenegro Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania as well as Georgia and Armenia. A new trip to stunning Northern Ireland also features as well as a dedicated trip through Sicily for the first time. As with all Trafalgar itineraries, these newest additions feature the exciting exclusive Trafalgar-only experiences that the brand is known for.
Lirrwi Tourism releases East Arnhem Land tour dates for 2020
Indigenous cultural tour operator Lirrwi Tourism has announced a record number of departure dates for its itineraries touring the East Arnhem Land Yolngu homelands for the 2020 season. Special-themed single and multi-day tours offer visitors a swag of options for experiencing one of Australia’s most remote and undiscovered destinations and meet its Indigenous people.
Developed and operated by Yolngu traditional owners, Lirrwi’s immersive tours offer visitors an incredible cultural adventure and the chance to experience the Yolngu way of life. Itineraries welcome visitors to Yolngu family communities and are designed to be flexible to work with the flow of the natural environment, the climate and the community.
At the same time, the Aboriginal-owned initiative provides a sustainable economic base for Yolngu communities to remain on country while also preserving and sharing their living culture.
Multi-day adventure itineraries on offer include a Crossing Country Tour and a Women’s Tour, called the Gay’Wu or Dilly Bag Tour. Customisable experiences are also available for corporate retreats and school groups. Multi-day tours offer a rare and often life-changing chance for visitors to take time out from western routines and ‘go with the flow’ in Australia’s Indigenous heartland.
TTC weekly deals
Paris & Normandy
A World of Luxury Awaits: luxury begins at home with included private chauffer transfers to and from the airport in Australia and business class flights to Europe from only $3,999pp return with all 2020 Uniworld luxury river cruises. Plus, save up to an additional 10% with Early Payment Savings when you pay in full within three days of booking. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 8 day Paris & Normandy itinerary. A journey steeped in wonder, cruising from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches. Starting from $5,129* per person, twin share (10% Early Payment Savings included). This offer is on sale now until 30 September 2019 for departure on 29 March & 1 November 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% off this trip when you book & pay by October 31st.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 31 October 2019 for 30 May & 5 September 2020 departures.
U RIVER CRUISES
Amsterdam & Brussels Bound
Your choice: save 10% or enjoy a free U Drink Package (valued at $499) when you pay in full at time of booking by 30 September. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 8 day – Amsterdam & Brussels Bound itinerary. We’ve fallen in love with this dynamic cruise through The Netherlands and Belgium, and your clients will too. Guests will see Amsterdam’s famous cityscape, the city of Rotterdam, Middelburg and Ghent before finishing in Brussels. Starting from $3,419* per person, twin share (10% Early Payment Savings included OR enjoy a U Drink Package valued at $499). This offer is on sale now until 30 September for departure on 3 & 10 April 2020.
Ultimate Iberian Adventure
Europe is yours – Book early and save 10% on Busabout’s 15 day Ultimate Iberian Adventure. On this whirlwind two-week adventure, guest will be seduced by the flare of flamenco dancing in Madrid and Granada, party in the coolest bars in Lisbon and Lagos, soak up the Old Town architecture of Seville and Porto, and eat their way through the local cuisine. Starting from $1,682* per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for all travel in 2020.
ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL
Save $200* per person on Adventure World Travel’s 8 day Simba Safari for select 2020 departures. Guests will travel in 4WD vehicles throughout this safari visiting Tanzania’s most exciting game parks, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National park, all increasing the opportunity of spotting the Big Five and a huge variety of other species. Starting from $3,959* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 3 November 2019 for travel between 1 April – 25 May 2020.
Perfect Tasmania – Early Bird Specials
Pay less, experience more with AAT Kings’ Early Bird Specials. Save up to $558* per person on AAT Kings 12 day Perfect Tasmania journey. The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On this wide-ranging journey, guests will get to visit Hobart, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park. Starting from $5,027* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 January 2020 for all departures until 31 March 2021.
Book and pay by 18 December 2019 to save 10%* off 2020 Europe and Britain with Trafalgar such as the 8 day Riviera Explorer. Guests will bask in the playground of socialites, celebrities and aristocrats when exploring the sun-kissed French Riviera, from elegant Nice to picture-perfect Antibes, with a side trip to Italy in between. Starting from $2,497.50* per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for travel between April and November 2020.
Best of Spain & Portugal
Fly return to Europe for $799* per person when booking a 2020 Europe & Britain journey with Insight Vacations. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 15 day – Best of Spain & Portugal journey which showcases the architectural masterpieces, regal history and delicious cuisine of Spain and Portugal. Starting from $5,175* per person, twin share (Return flights to Europe an additional $799* per person). This offer is on sale now until 31 October or sold out for select departures between 27 June to 16 August 2020. Departure dates are subject to change.