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Wholesaler Wrap: Exodus’ half-price offer, A&K’s new Europe portfolio + MORE

Here’s all the latest wholesaler news, compiled by your favourite industry organ, Travel Weekly.

Exodus offer up to 50 per cent off selected Antarctic voyages

Exodus Travels has released a selected range of Antarctic voyages travelling between November 2019 and March 2020 at up to 50 per cent off.

This offer is only available for sale until 15 November 2019. For more information on specific dates, itineraries and cabins on offer, agents should call Exodus Travels directly on 1300 131 564 to speak with their specialist reservation team or email them on sales@exodustravels.com.

New Europe portfolio arrives from A&K

Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has just released its new portfolio of luxury private journeys through Europe.

The collection comprises ready-to-book holidays to more than 30 countries, from the Nordic regions of the north to the sparkling Mediterranean in the south, the vast expanse of Russia and the Caucasus region to the Baltic nations of central Europe.

The collection offers an almost limitless number of options for travelling in style across the continent and beyond, putting all that makes the region so unique and so breathtaking front and centre.

There are more than 20 ready-to-book private journeys mapped out in the brochure for individual travellers as well as luxury rail and river options, and much more available online.

New Collette tour explores one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations for 2020

​With Thanksgiving approaching in late November, New England will be top of mind for those wishing to connect with American history, and the culinary jewel of the region can now be discovered on Collette’s brand new ‘​Roaming Coastal Maine​’ tour, combining dramatic scenery with delectable cuisine.

The seven-day tour is priced from $3,099 per person. It joins Collette’s suite of New England tours including the ‘​Islands of New England​’, which visits the town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, and the famous Plymouth Rock for a historical presentation on the first Thanksgiving.

Bunnik Tours showcases magic of the Middle East in 2020 programs

Taking high tea at the stylish Old Cataract Hotel on the sweeping banks of the River Nile is one of the many bucket-list moments included on the new luxury 27-day ‘Egypt, Israel and Jordan In-Style’ tour just released by Bunnik Tours as part of its new Middle East small-group tour programs for 2020.

With more than 15 years’ experience operating small group tours to Egypt and the Middle East, Bunnik Tours’ 2020 departures include three new tours and an early bird saving of $250.

The new itineraries in Bunnik Tours’ 2020 Middle East program sit alongside best sellers including the 12-day ‘Highlights of Egypt’ itinerary, the 14-day ‘Discover the Pharaohs’ tour (with no more than 12 travellers) and the 25-day ‘Egypt, Israel & Jordan’ trip.

Discounts apply to new bookings for departures from July 2020 to June 2021. Clients booking by 31 January 2020 will save $250. Tours include flights, all sightseeing, accommodation, many meals and even taxes and tips where appropriate.

Back-Roads Touring offers huge savings on North America tours

Back-Roads Touring has announced a 10 per cent saving on new tours to North America, with seven itineraries on offer for 2020 travel.

The new North America tours explore California, New England, the Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Deep South. Guests can save up to $910 per couple* on all seven of Back-Roads’ new North America itineraries until 31 October 2019.

STA Travel’s Thailand sailing sale

STA Travel is currently offering up to 30 per cent off Thailand sailing trips, meaning travellers could nab a four-day sailing trip from Phuket to Ko Phi Phi from as low as $769.

For those keen to linger a little longer, the seven-day Phuket-to-Phuket sail is on offer from as low as $1,490.

These offers are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Natural Focus releases 2020-21 Canada & Alaska brochure

South Melbourne-based travel wholesaler Natural Focus (NF) has gone to press with its 2020/21 Canada & Alaska brochure.

Inside the 52-page brochure are a number of unique lodges ranging from the incredibly remote Polar Bear Cabins on the shores of Hudson Bay in the Canadian Arctic, to Katmai Wilderness Lodge situated in Alaska’s Katmai National Park, a wildlife sanctuary for over 2,200 grizzly bears.

New in this year’s brochure are two bear viewing lodges in British Columbia: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge, a small floating lodge accessed only by floatplane.

TTC’s weekly deals

ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL

Best of Zimbabwe – Family

Guests can save up to $11,875 for a family with two adults and two kids and discover the best Zimbabwe has to offer on the 10-day ‘Best of Zimbabwe’ adventure. Starting from $6,399 per person (discount included, kids up to 16 years stay free), this offer is on sale now until 20 December 2019 for departures on 1 March and 30 April 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 363 055 or visit www.adventureworld.com. Conditions apply.

UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES

Highlights of China & The Yangtze

Guests can save $1,500 per person on 2020 departures from January through May, as well as save up to an additional 10 per cent with Uniworld’s Early Payment Savings offer when paying in full at time of booking. Starting from $6,799 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 4 November 2019 for departures on 11 and 18 April 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 780 231 or visit the Uniworld website. Conditions apply.

U RIVER CRUISES

Vienna Vibe

Guest can save 10 per cent or enjoy a free U Drink Package (valued at $499) when they pay in full at time of booking by 31 October. These savings can be enjoyed  on the eight-day ‘Vienna Vibe’ itinerary. Starting from $3,419 per person, twin share, this offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 for departures on 10 and 17 April 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 730 010 or visit the U River Cruises website. Conditions apply.

TRAFALGAR

European Wonderland

Guests can save 10 per cent on 2020 Europe and Britain holidays with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount, such as the 11-day ‘European Wonderland’ holiday. Starting from $4,095 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for departures between May to September 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 78 78 78 or visit the Trafalgar website. Conditions apply.

BUSABOUT

Ibiza Blast

Guests can save 10 per cent on Busabout’s three-day Ibiza Blast adventure. Thousands of ravers from around the globe come together for the super-clubs, the boat parties, and the most epic DJs. The hippy delights, sunset sights, and delicious bites provide a cultural fix on this famous party island. Starting from $593 per person, triple share hotel (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for all travel in 2020. For more information or to book, contact Busabout or call 1300 287 226. Conditions apply.

CONTIKI

Croatia Island Sail

Guests can save up to 15 per cent off 2020 Europe trips with Contiki such as the eight-day ‘Croatia Island Sail’ adventure. Starting from $1,346 per person (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 27 February 2020 for departures on 20, 23 and 27 May 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 266 845 or visit the Contiki website. Conditions apply.

AAT KINGS

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape – Last Minute Deal

Guests can save up to $300 per person with AAT King’s Last Minute Deals on the seven-day ‘Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape’. Starting from $2,695 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until sold out or departed for departures on 11 and 18 January 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 556 100 or visit AAT Kings. Conditions apply.

INSIGHT VACATIONS

Spectacular Scandinavia and its Fjords

Guests can save 10 per cent on 2020 ‘Europe & Britain’ trips with Insight Vacations such as the 15-day ‘Spectacular Scandinavia and its Fjords’ holiday. Starting from $6,143 per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 or until sold out for departures on 30 August and 6 September 2020. Departure dates are subject to change. For more information or to book, call 1300 727 767, visit the Insight Vacations website, or contact your local sales manager. Conditions apply.



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