Suffering from a bad case of FOMO? Here’s some inspiring wholesale news to get you of that funk… or keep you in it.
Take travel to a different level with G Adventures’ new ‘Active’ trips
G Adventures has introduced eight new ‘Active’ trips, aimed at travellers who want to combine active travel and culture on their next getaway.
The new tours include multi-sport itineraries in Indonesia and Cuba, and fresh hiking options in the United States’ National Parks.
There is also a new way to hike Peru’s famous Inca Trail for one day, during the alternative Lares Trek hiking route.
Among the eight new tours are:
- Active Bali & Java
- Cuba Multisport: Bike, Kayak and Hike
- Hiking the Best of the West’s National Parks; and
- The Lares Trek with One-day Inca Trail.
Globus announces first-ever Travel Champions game show
For the first time, the Globus family of brands is holding a “game show to end all game shows” to determine Australia’s Travel Champion.
Taking place on Wednesday 13 November and hosted by TV presenter James Kerley in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter, the show will reveal who has the most Globus and general travel knowledge.
To enter a team, simply answer the five-question quiz at globusgameshow.com.au for the chance to compete live on stage, win the prestige of being the most knowledgeable team in the industry, and win a ticket for two on a luxurious river cruise with Avalon Waterways.
And for entrants who don’t quite make it to the final stage, Globus is offering 200 VIP audience passes.
Contestants and VIP audience participants will be announced by 1 November.
Book in October and win a trip with Insight Vacations or Luxury Gold
Following on from a successful launch of its 2020 ‘Europe and Britain Collection’, Insight Vacations is excited to announce it is giving away a free trip every week in October.
Launched as part of its “ongoing commitment to travel agents”, every Insight Vacations or Luxury Gold trip booked and deposited is one entry into the weekly draw. Once the winner has been announced for that week, the draw is reset, and all new bookings count towards the new trading week.
Travel Agents can bring a guest and will also have the option to choose a trip from one of six options:
- Amazing Spain and Portugal (9 days)
- Wonders of Turkey (11 Days)
- Glories of Greece (7 Days)
- Italian Intermezzo (8 Days
- Wonders of Egypt (9 Days); and
- Best of Britain (9 Days).
Monograms unveils 2020 locally hosted holidays in exotic destinations
Monograms – part of the award-winning Globus family of brands – invites Australians to travel the world independently, with local, expert help in each destination. And in 2020, Monograms is expanding its diverse holiday portfolio with more than 50 new holidays in exotic destinations like China, Peru, the Galápagos, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, South Africa and even, Antarctica.
Among the new holidays are:
- Heart of China & the Yangtze River (12 days)
- Best of Japan (seven days)
- South African Sojourn (nine days)
- Jewels of Africa (11 days)
- Peru: A Luxury Adventure (nine days)
- Exploring Darwin’s Galápagos (nine days)
- Argentina & Chile’s Lake District (nine days)
- Andean Journey (11 days)
- Voyage to Antarctica (11 days)
- Best of Guatemala & Costa Rica (12 days); and
- Peru’s Amazon & the Andes (14 days)
Agents are invited to save 10 per cent on bookings this month on Monograms’ Asia, Africa and South America holidays.
McLachlan European Holidays launches 2020 brochure
McLachlan European Holidays has released its 2020 brochure – the second for the Australian market – with an incredible range of more than 220 tours for the coming year, including:
- 31 tours specifically designed for single travellers – offering private accommodation without a single supplement, starting from $973 per person for six days
- 17 live event tours, such as the Formula One Grand Prix Weekends to Belgium, Monaco and Italy; the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which prices starting from $748 for 4 days
- ‘Short Breaks’ of four to five days from $748
- ‘Grand Explorer Tours’ of eight to 18 days from $2423; and
- the ‘Luxuria Signature Collection’, which offers historic chateaux and boutique villa tours, with travel aboard exclusive ‘Luxuria’ coaches, and prices starting from $1398 for five days.
McLachlan European Holidays is delivered by McLachlan Tours and United Kingdom partner Leger Holidays.
TTC’s weekly deals
Save 10 per cent on Busabout’s eight-day Iberian Trail, taking in “some of the best highlights of Spain and Portugal”, Busabout said.
Starting from $1,070 per person (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for all travel in 2020.
European Contrasts plus Corfu
Travellers can fly free to Europe on the ‘29-day European Contrasts plus Corfu’ tour; highlights of this tour include views of the Swiss Alps, the French Riviera and Rhine Valley, and roaming cities like Prague, Rome and Paris.
Starting from $5,029 per person (including return flights to Europe), this offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 for departures between 17 April 2020 to 3 September 2020.
The Five Stans of The Silk Road
To celebrate the new season launch, Explore Worldwide is offering five per cent off 2020 departures on discovery, walking, cycling and family tours when booked by 2 November 2019*.
These savings can be enjoyed on the 21-day ‘The Five Stans of The Silk Road’ journey. Traverse mountains with alpine lakes, and drive through valleys and zip across desert plains by high-speed train.
Starting from $7,720* per person, twin share (including discount), this offer is on sale now until 2 November 2019 for departure on 4 May 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary.
Travellers can fly to Europe return for $699 when booking a 2020 holiday with Trafalgar, such as the 11-day ‘Italy Bellissimo’ holiday.
Starting from $4,325 per person, twin share, with return flights to Europe an additional $699 per person, this offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 for departures between March to October 2020.
U River Cruises
Eastern Europe Escape
Travellers can either save 10 per cent on ‘Eastern Europe Escape’ journey, or enjoy a free U Drink Package (valued at $499) when they pay in full at time of booking by 31 October 2019.
From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise visits Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Mohács, Novi Sad and Belgrade.
Starting from $3,999 per person, twin share, this offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 for all sailing dates.
Treasures of the Balkans
Fly return to Europe for $799* per person when booking a 2020 Europe and Britain journey with Insight Vacations, such as the 18-day ‘Treasures of the Balkans’ journey.
Guests will discover the legends of Transylvania, as they explore grand cities, wonder at pristine landscapes and meet warm-hearted locals.
Starting from $7,094* per person, twin share including return airfare to Europe, this offer is on sale now until 31 October 2019 or until sold out for departure on 18 May 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary. Departure dates are subject to change.
Save up to $353 per person on AAT King’s ‘Tasmanian Wonders’ with AAT Kings’ ‘Last Minute Deals’.
Starting from $3,173 per person, twin share (with discount included), this offer is on sale now until sold for departure on 11 December 2019.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden Baden
On all 2020 Uniworld luxury river cruises, travellers are entitled to return private chauffer airport transfers in Australia, their choice to fly free in economy, or upgrade to business class flights to Europe.
Travellers can also save up to an additional 10 per cent with ‘Early Payment Savings’, when journeys are paid in full within three days of booking.
Guests can enjoy these savings on the 12-day ‘Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden Baden’ journey, with prices from $7,999* per person, twin share (including return economy flights). This offer is on sale now until 31 October for departures on 14 June and 25 August 2020.
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