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Wholesaler Wrap: Globus’ small-group discoveries, AAT Kings 2021/22 program launch + MORE

Get the jump on your colleagues with all the latest trips and deals from your fave wholesalers. However, that’s not to say this wrap will teach you how to leap-frog grown adults.

Globus reveals 2021 Central & South America holidays, including ‘Small-Group Discovery’ tours

With more than 30 South America itineraries for 2021, Globus, Cosmos and Avalon Waterways are inviting travellers to experience the sights and sounds of Latin America through a range of once in a lifetime experiences.

With an average of just 20 guests per departure, all 2021 Globus and Cosmos South America holidays are Small-Group Discovery tours, promising travellers room to roam with up-close access to fascinating attractions in Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Patagonia.

Book a South or Central American holiday early and enjoy 10 per cent OFF Globus itineraries; $75pp OFF Cosmos tours; or up to $700 OFF Avalon river cruises.

AAT Kings launches 2021/22 program including two new domestic trips

AAT Kings has announced the launch of its 2021/22 program including two new itineraries, a host of exclusive experiences and stringent new wellbeing protocols.

Complete with a 10 per cent Early Bird Discount on selected trips and a $99 per person deposit offer, allowing 30 days for change of mind, your clients can have full peace of mind booking with AAT Kings.

AAT Kings’ new ‘Travel Better’ wellbeing protocols include rigorously trained travel directors and drivers, stringent on-road protocols, onboard and on-trip hygiene measures, the use of the most trusted partners that keep up with exceptional standards, 24/7 support, physical distancing measures and changes to air conditioning ensuring air is completely refreshed in under 15 minutes.

There has never been a better time to book, with Early Bird Savings to give travellers the opportunity to save 10 per cent on selected First Choice Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand, booked and paid in full by 16 November 2020.

This offer is valid for travel from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. Ten per cent Early Bird Savings is combinable with applicable brochure discounts and $99 Deposit for travel departures from 1 April 2021 to 31 October 2021 (must book by 1 September 2020).

G Adventures announces early release of 2022 Arctic Expedition dates

G Adventures has released its 2022 program of Arctic and Norway departures aboard the 134 passenger G Expedition to travellers and agents ahead of schedule.

The 12 new departures, which will run from May to September 2022, will allow travellers to explore the wonders of the Norwegian Fjords and the diverse wildlife of the Arctic peninsula and are available to book now.

Having seen an increase in demand from travellers looking to book both a Norwegian and an Arctic Expedition, G Adventures has also introduced a new 22 day Norwegian Fjords and Realm of the Polar Bear tour, which departs from Edinburgh and takes in the Norwegian Fjords before journeying on to the Arctic regions of Svalbard, Spitsbergen and Longyearbyen.

Welcome to 2021 with Back-Roads Touring

Back-Roads Touring is gearing up for a huge 2021, from its classic ‘Corners of Cornwall’ to its fabulous ‘La Belle France’ plus two brand new adventures.

New for 2021, ‘A Taste of the Camino: Porto to Bilbao’ takes on a 7-day discovery via Santiago – exploring the Gothic architecture of Leon, stunning views of Picos de Europa National Park and sampling Spanish wine along the way. Alternatively, if your customers are looking for rich countryside views, flower shows and botanical gardens – we can highly recommend our 8-day ‘English Country Gardens’ tour.

Here’s what’s improving for 2021:

  1. Pre-night accommodation is now included on all of our tours!
  2. Tour dates have been scheduled to allow easier multi-tour bookings. Popular combos have less than two days between tours.
  3. All Back-Roads tour leaders and drivers will undergo additional training to ensure the health and safety of our customers is our focus.
  4. Added flexibility allows for changes to bookings (dates or tours) up to 40 days before departure with no penalties.

What’s in it for you? Simply rebook or sell 12 passengers and you travel for free!

Bunnik Tours offers a “devilishly” good tour to Tasmania

Hot on the heels of launching their first Australian itinerary, Bunnik Tours has released its second tour, this time to Tasmania.

Personally hosted by the company’s vivacious founder, Marion Bunnik, who started the company 25 years ago, the 14-day tour of Tasmania will start and end in Hobart.

The itinerary offers guests a round trip tour of the Island with Port Arthur, Bruny Island, Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Cradle Mountain, Stanley and Strahan as highlights.

Special experiences include a trip back in time on the heritage West Coast Wilderness Railway, a tour through the Tarkine region enjoying a chairlift ride to the top of the Nut (featured image), and a BBQ dinner with the locals in beautiful and remote Bicheno.

All tour group sizes are no more than 20 travellers with all sightseeing, accommodation and many meals included in the price of $5,295. Three departures are scheduled for 2020 commencing in October.

Beyond Travel releases risk-free 2021 Scandinavia offers

Beyond Travel has launched its 2021 Scandinavia product with savings of up to $1000 per couple, with numerous selected tours covered by the company’s ’49 risk-free deposit’ and COVID-19 guarantee when booked by August 31, 2020.

The deposit will be refunded should you be unable to reasonably travel due to government restrictions such as travel bans, either at the point of origin or the destination, up to 61 days prior to the service start date, for reasons specific to COVID-19.

The $49 per person deposit is also fully refundable on selected 2021 services should your clients change their minds for any reason prior to COB on 31 August 2020.

Options featuring the guarantee and $49 deposit offer include both winter and summer 2021 Scandinavian tours. New options for 2021 include the eight-night ‘Intimate Norway’, which is available to book daily between 1 May and 25 September 2021, and can be tailored to suit your clients’ travel style.

Adventure World Travel reassures with peace of mind policy 

Adventure World Travel has released its in-depth Peace of Mind Policy, providing additional confidence to its agency networks and travelling clients.

An audit with thorough assessment of all on-the-ground operations and procedures was conducted to further enhance its health and safety protocols. Adventure World Travel has committed to improving every aspect of the tailor-made experience so travellers can be confident that all possible measures have been undertaken to safeguard their trip.

As a part of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) Family of Brands, Adventure World Travel has been awarded the World Travels and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp for compliance, fulfilling all WTTC global health and safety protocols which were developed alongside health experts, governments and industry professionals.

Grasshopper Adventures launches ‘Multi-Active Adventures’

The massive disruption and change brought about by the current halt to International tourism was the impetus for Grasshopper Adventures to finally make the jump and release a range of tours in Tasmania, Queensland and other, soon to be announced destinations.

Grasshopper Adventures has been synonymous with biking and Asia for years, but the Australian tours come in a different flavour. These tours all feature a mix of activities that include peaceful biking, beautiful hikes and days spent kayaking on stunning, iconic waterways.

Designed with a view to maximising community involvement, the tours feature visits to wineries, artisan’s studios and local farms with accommodations that include small-scale, family-owned properties.

Grasshopper Adventures’ Australia collection is on sale now, with scheduled dates from the Australian Spring and well into 2021 and beyond.

Omniche: border reopenings and moving forward.

Omniche Holidays has reported that “things are looking up” for the business, with the wholesaler retaining all staff during COVID and having invested this time in improving its service, processes, and knowledge.

Norfolk Island opened its borders to leisure travellers from most states on the 10th of July (VIC residents are restricted due to current health advice, and NSW and ACT guests can enter the island after 24 July), with Lord Howe Island opening not long after on 3 August.

Omniche said it looks forward to supporting these destinations heavily and including more of our South Pacific friends as we take steps towards this promising ‘bubble’.

It has also released its Cook Islands and Samoa brochures at TIFS, to complement our existing range of Norfolk Island and Exotic South Pacific. It’s a great time for agents to upskill and restock ahead of what is sure to be a popular region for travel in 2020/21.

For any agents looking for training tools, collateral, or general help in marketing or packages and destinations Omniche strongly encourages you to reach out to its sales representatives.

OmniCash, Omniche rewards program, is still going strong and it encourages agents to register to earn points on each new file from the moment the bookings start flowing in again.

By joining the program you also go in the draw to win spots on our famils, which will be resuming in the coming months. Registration can be done via the ‘Contact Us’ page on its website.

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