Wholesaler Wrap: Globus unveils 2021 Asia itineraries, Crooked Compass goes to Vanuatu + MORE

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It’s all positive news in this week’s Wholesaler Wrap, so no need to read it while wearing a sleep mask.

Globus family of brands unveils 2021 Asia itineraries

Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways are inviting travellers to some pretty awe-inspiring places and behind-the-scenes adventures in Asia in 2021.

With an average of just 20 guests per departure, all 2021 Globus and Cosmos Asia holidays are Small Group Discovery tours, promising travellers room to roam with up-close access to fascinating attractions in Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and India.

Check out the relevant Globus family of brands websites for more details on the 2021 Asia trips. Those who book an Asia holiday early can enjoy savings of five per cent off Globus itineraries, $75 off Cosmos tours or up to $1,400 per person off Avalon’s Asia cruises.

Crooked Compass launches Vanuatu package

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Australian small-group touring company, Crooked Compass has launched a new package that’s perfect for adventure-seeking Aussies who are looking to get off the beaten track in 2021.

Visiting some of Vanuatu’s most beautiful and diverse outer islands including Nguna, Malekula and the neighbouring Maskelynes, the package will have travellers hiking over extinct volcanoes, swimming with dugongs and attending an incredible local cultural festival that only happens once a year.

Check out the Crooked Compass website or call 1300 855 790 for more details.

World Expeditions celebrates return to travel

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Australian adventure travel company World Expeditions is celebrating a return to travel this month on the trail it pioneered 25 years ago, with five groups departing Alice Springs to walk the NT’s iconic Larapinta Trail.

The company operates more than 10 itineraries on the Larapinta Trail through its domestic brand, Australian Walking Holidays, and is the only company to offer trekkers luxuries such as hot showers, access to comfortable lounge areas in the exclusive eco camps, an indigenous food experience and private accommodation with comfortable, off-ground beds.

Its Larapinta range includes the six-day ‘Classic Larapinta trek in Comfort’, which is one of the Great Walks of Australia.

Other Larapinta walks include the ‘Larapinta Goddess Walk’, the ‘Larapinta Trek Family Adventure’, a ‘Women’s Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort’, the ‘Larapinta Challenger Trek’, and the ‘Larapinta, Kings Canyon & Uluru in Comfort’ (new for 2021).

World Expeditions has also just launched its first homegrown exploratory expedition in the Snowy Mountains.

To be led by Tim Macartney-Snape, who has led exploratory expeditions in remote parts of Nepal and in Africa for us for many years, the new trip is a chance to learn mountaineering skills and alpine travel techniques from one of Australia’s greatest ever mountaineers in one of Australia’s most beautiful alpine regions.

For more info on these new tours, visit the World Expeditions and Australian Walking Holidays websites, or call 1300 720 000.

Travel at 60 groups departing again

Travel at 60 is celebrating a little, but meaningful, ray of light during these challenging times for the travel sector – three group tours organised by Travel at 60 have travelled in the past couple of weeks, giving some older Aussies the ‘holidays near home’ they’ve been craving for months.

Queensland travellers have been taking advantage of Travel at 60’s inclusion-packed Capricorn Coast itinerary, which sold out quickly. The package offers return rail travel from Brisbane, day trips around Central Queensland, and all meals included.

The good news is that Travel at 60 now has six new tour dates for this popular holiday.

The Tropical North Queensland itinerary, meanwhile, includes a guided walk along the beach at Cape Tribulation and an enviable visit to beautiful Magnetic Island.

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