Wholesaler wrap: Exodus encourages return to Sri Lanka, OTG launches South America overland tours + MORE!

We’re celebrating Monday with a brand-spanking new wrap, as well as a healthy dose of equally spanking wholesaler deals. Enjoy!

Exodus encourages return to Sri Lanka with discounted tours

Exodus Travels is encouraging agents to send clients back to Sri Lanka by offering 15 per cent off tours travelling through until 30 April 2020, on bookings made between 16 July and 2 August 2019.

The company has revealed a selection of nine different itineraries across the Sri Lanka which are now on sale, together with their trips in India and Nepal, until 2nd August.

Terms and conditions apply (see exodustravels.com/au or exodustravels.com/nz for full details).

Trafalgar staff volunteer at Greyhound Rescue Centre

Trafalgar Travel senior graphic designer Elyse Judson
Trafalgar Travel senior graphic designer Elyse Judson

On Monday 22 July, Trafalgar managing director Jason Wolff and a team of 12 went out to the Greyhound Rescue Centre in Camden.

The team volunteered at the centre by cleaning, painting, gardening, and conducting bush care, maintenance and sorting. They also organised donated items.

 On the Go Tours launches new overland tours in South America

On the Go launch South America overland tours (2)

Nine new budget range overland tours to South America are now on offer with On The Go Tours, a tour operator specialising in locally-led group tours and tailor-made holidays.

Destinations on offer include Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. These tours join an ever-expanding budget portfolio, which already includes Africa, Southeast Asia, Egypt, Croatia, Jordan, China and Japan.

The new tours include:

  • Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca – 12 days | From $1,415
  • Brazil & Argentina Adventure – 19 days | From $1,885
  • Colombia to Ecuador Explorer – 19 days | From $1,810
  • Patagonia Adventurer – 23 days | From $2,905.

TTC’s weekly deals

Adventure World Travel -- Hanpicked Sri Lanka Special

Adventure World Travel

Handpicked Sri Lanka Special

Save up to $2,100* per person on the 13-day Handpicked Sri Lanka Special itinerary, one of Adventure World Travel’s Tailor-Made Sri Lanka journeys.

Starting from $1849 * per person, twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 30 September 2019 for travel between 1 September 2019 to 31 October 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 363 055 or visit www.adventureworld.com *Conditions Apply.

Inspiring Journeys

Tasmania’s Footsteps & Trails

Receive 15 per cent off selected Inspiring Journeys when booked before 30 September 2019. Guests can use these savings on the 7 day Tasmania’s Footsteps & Trails itinerary, with prices starting from $4,242* per person, twin share (including $749 discount).

This offer is on sale now till 30 September 2019 for departure on 19 October 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 551 694 or visit www.inspiringjourneys.com.au *Conditions Apply.


Traditional Europe

Book by 9 September 2019 to receive 10 per cent* off select Trafalgar itineraries. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 18-day, Traditional Europe Discoveries trip, where they will delve beneath the obvious in Italy, Germany, France and Austria, with prices starting from $5,985* per person, twin share (discount included).

This offer is on sale now until 9 September 2019 for departures between April and December 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 78 78 78 or visit www.trafalgar.com *Conditions Apply.

Insight Vacations

Magical Switzerland

Fly from $699* return per person when you book this 7 Day trip to Magical Switzerland in Autumn and Spring. Visiting Europe during the shoulder season provides travellers the chance to travel the famous Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps and enjoy the glamour of the fashionable St Moritz ski resort without the crowds and without the queues.

Starting from $3,624* per person with airfare This offer is on sale now until 3 August 2019 or sold out for departure on 17 November 2019.

Other departure dates are available but are subject to change. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com *Conditions Apply.


Hey USA! Save 10 per cent on your 2020 West to East Roadtrip

Lock in 202 Busabout North America trips and save 10 per cent off select trips including the 22-day West to East Roadtrip. starting from $4699* per person (discount included).

This offer is on sale now until 18 December for travel in 2020.

For more information or to book contact www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226. *Conditions apply.


Enchanting Danube

Uniworld is inviting travellers to sail on a 2020 all-inclusive luxury river cruise in Europe, for a saving of up to $2,000 per person plus up to an additional 10 per cent Early Payment Discount when paid in full within three days of booking. Hurry ends 16 August.

Guests can use these savings on the 8-day Enchanting Danube journey which takes travellers well beyond the “must-sees” of each region as they travel between Passau, Germany and Budapest, Hungary through Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Bratislava along the Danube river.

U River Cruises

Eastern Europe Escape

Your choice: save 10 per cent or enjoy a free U Drink Package (valued at $499) when you pay in full at time of booking by 30 September 2019. Guests can use these savings on U River Cruises 8-day Eastern Europe Escape journey.

Starting from $3,999* per person, twin share (10 per cent early payment savings included OR enjoy a U Drink Package valued at $499).

This offer is on sale now until 30 September 2019 for all sailing dates. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.ubyuniworld.com *Conditions apply.


Total Thailand

Save 10 per cent off Asia journeys with Contiki. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 16-day Total Thailand journey, bringing together the best of North and South, this trip lets travellers explore lush green jungles, world-famous cities, quaint villages and palm-fringed islands.

Starting from $3,672* per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 7 August 2019 for departures between 12 August and 30 December 2019.

For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com *Conditions Apply.

Australia International Dive Expo 2019 returns to ICC Sydney in August

The 2019 instalment of the Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) will once again take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney as part of the Sydney International Boat Show from 1-5 August 2019.

Last year, the Show welcomed close to 60,000 visitors over the five-day event, with a recorded 23.5 per cent increase in interest in scuba diving and other underwater-related sports and activities.

Being a part of the Sydney International Boat Show, AIDE aims to keep opening new opportunities and interests to boaties, while working with the organisers of SIBS to create a completer and more well-rounded platform for water lovers and divers.

For boaters, sailors, yachtsman, divers, snorkelers, live-aboard enthusiasts, underwater photographers, marine scientists, conservationists, this is a one-stop event for all of their needs in terms of networking, sharing of knowledge and sales.

Fly free to the Kimberley with APT in 2020

Travel operator APT is celebrating the release of its 2020 Kimberley Wilderness Adventures brochure by offering a range of Superdeals for early bird bookings.

With a brand-new look and feel, the brochure is packed with adventures that showcase the very best of the Kimberley region by both land and sea.

Book before 15 December 2019 to take advantage of a range of Superdeals including fly free deals and savings of up to $4,000 per couple on selected Kimberley land and cruise combinations.

Other offers include savings of up to $1,600 on selected Kimberley land tours.

Sun Island Tours Egypt, Jordan & Israel 2020 brochure out now

EJI 2020 Brochure cover

Sun Island Tours has released its 2020 Egypt, Jordan and Israel brochure featuring new tours and 5 per cent discounts on selected itineraries when booked and fully paid by 31 March 2020.

New in 2020 is the Best of Egypt, Israel & Jordan 20-day partially escorted tour, including a Nile Cruise and touring of the Pyramids of Giza, the Dead Sea and Petra, as well as touring other significant sites in the region.

Due to popular demand, the operator is again reportedly featuring tours and packages with accommodation in Bedouin-style tents in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

Ormina Tours releases Europe 2019/20 brochure

Ormina Tours Brochure 2020 landscape

Ormina Tours has released its brochure for small group and private journeys visiting Europe for 2019 to 2020. Ormina Tours has a maximum of 10 guests to a tour and guarantees departures with as few as two guests, across its entire European program.

Tidbinbilla’s pop-up wilderness camp to return

Sleep Under the Stars and Wake Up in the Wild - These Spring School Holidays See Tidbinbilla in a Whole New Light

A Wild Night Out -Tidbinbilla Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp is returning from Friday 27 September to Saturday 12 October 2019.

Take in Tidbinbilla’s unpolluted air, marvel at Mother Nature, spot wildlife in their natural habitat, roast marshmallows by the evening fire and indulge in time as a family under the stars and wake up to the sounds of birdsong and the smell of fresh mountain air.

As a family, take part in educational and interactive experiences designed specifically for this overnight stay including Welcome to the Park, Scavenge the Sanctuary, Behind the Scenes at the Vet Centre, The Life of a Ranger, Fireside Culture Chat, Morning Birds of Tidbinbilla and Aboriginal Hanging Rock.

This unique wilderness camp also includes a child-friendly CSI inspired activity and a fun Hi-Tech Wildlife infra-red camera and night scopes experience, a big favourite with our past glampers.


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