Wholesaler Wrap: Inspiring Journey’s new domestic and NZ trips, Wendy Wu Tours’ 2021 sale + MORE

Wish you were floating down the Mekong on the pictured river cruise deck? Us too. In fact, we’d take a dinghy down the Minnumurra River at this point.

Inspiring Journeys announces new domestic and trans-Tasman trips

Inspiring Journeys has launched six new domestic trips to its portfolio, inspired by customer research that shows 59 per cent seek cultural experiences, 46 per cent want to connect with locals, 37 per cent want a food and wine experience.

38 per cent dream of bush and nature walks and 27 per cent want to immerse themselves in museums and art galleries.

As domestic travel is in high demand, don’t miss out on a chosen departure or journey – for a limited time only, holidays can be secured with a $99 per person deposit. Book with confidence knowing you can cancel within 30 days of making your deposit and receive a full refund.

The new trips give your client a range of options for their closer to home travel, from culinary journeys through South Australia and Tasmania, wine trips through Western Australia and two fresh New Zealand trips.

Wendy Wu Tours launches ‘Let’s Go 2021’ special

Wendy Wu Tours has launched its ‘Let’s Go 2021’ special with savings of $500 per person on a range of group tours, as well as a free single supplement offer on selected tours to Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, China and Latin America.

Wendy Wu Classic Group tours are fully inclusive, prices include international flights and taxes, all accommodation, all meals, transport, English speaking guide (with a min five years’ guiding experience), visas (if required for Australian passports), touring and entrance fees.

Popular tours included in the special:

Jewels of Japan: 12-day Classic Tour

Now from $9,190 per person, fully inclusive (save $500 per person)

On this 12-day tour, customers will arrive in the buzzing capital of Tokyo, visit the Meiji Shrine and explore Fuji Five Lakes and ascend 2,000 metres to Mt Fuji’s 5th station.

Journey Through Japan: 15-day Classic Tour

Now from $11,290 per person (free single supplement saves $2,360)

This tour starts in Japan’s north in vibrant Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.

Classic Mekong: 17-day Classic Tour

Now from $6,380 per person, fully inclusive (save $500 per person)

This tour takes in the natural beauty and charm of Cambodia and Vietnam including three nights aboard the deluxe Victoria Mekong.

Secure your client’s place with a deposit of only $99 per person, with the next progress payment not due until 31 October 2020 and final balance eight weeks prior to departure.

G Adventures further suspends trips, launches Mt Kilimanjaro step challenge

G Adventures has announced it will further suspend all tours departing up to and including 31 August 2020.

The tour operator is not suspending tours beyond August 31 as it wishes to keep the door open in the event the current situation evolves in a way that enables travel again. However, it is offering travellers booked on tours departing up to 31 December 2020 the option to transfer their booking to a future departure date for the same price. Alternatively, they can pay in full and receive a 110 per cent travel credit for a future tour.

However, agents can keep learning about G Adventures trips with its Mt Kilimanjaro Steps Challenge – the third iteration of their famous Inca Trail Steps Challenge – chosen in response to a positive spike in enquiry to a number of its Mt Kilimanjaro and East Africa itineraries for 2021 and beyond.

Agents can enter as a team, individual, or both and accumulate their steps each day to discover just how much of Mt Kilimanjaro they can climb over a four day period. Along the way they will be provided with a daily Kilimanjaro fact blast, photos, videos, songs, podcasts and stories.

Over the course of four days, agents will be aiming to complete 77,500 steps across four days which, at roughly 62 kilometres, is the same length of the Machame Route of Mt Kilimanjaro – one of G Adventures’ most popular tours for Australians heading to East Africa.

The challenge will run from today to 11.59pm on Thursday 9 July, with results and winners to be announced on ‘Active Wear Friday’ on 10 July.

To get involved in the Mt Kilimanjaro Step Challenge, agents need to register online by close of business today.

From there, you’ll simply use the steps app on your phone (or another fitness tracker app) to track your daily step activities each day, and accumulate your team results to send to G Adventures GPS  Jake Hilbert by 11am each morning.

Ormina Tours is giving away a gourmet Italian food and wine tour

Ormina Tours, in partnership with The Grand Wine Tour, is giving away a three-day gourmet food and wine tour in Italy, valid throughout 2021. The competition aims at encouraging travellers to utilise their deferred travel credits and start planning their next trip.

The prize itself enables the winner and a friend or partner to choose from one of four 3-day food and wine itineraries discovering some of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions, Piedmont, Veneto, Campania or Marche.

Entry is simple and encourages participants to reflect on their past travel experiences by asking them to submit an image and accompanying story that outlines a memorable holiday. The winner will be selected by a panel of Ormina Tours judges after entries close on the 14 August 2020. The winner will be announced on 28 August 2020.

For more information or to submit an entry HERE.

Sno’n’Ski Holidays release Ski New Zealand 2021 book now, pay later & $1 extensions

The team at Sno’n’Ski Holidays have negotiated exclusive packages for New Zealand’s 2021 snow season months ahead of schedule.

Sno’n’Ski is currently promoting several exclusive 2021 New Zealand ski packages, including a five-night stay and ski deal at the Crowne Plaza Queenstown with a four-day lift pass, from just $945 per person, twin share.

Plus, during the month of July, clients can add two more nights for only $1 on selected New Zealand super ski deals.

Beyond Travel releases risk-free 2021 Scandinavia offers

Beyond Travel has launched its 2021 Scandinavia product with savings of up to $1,000 per couple, with numerous selected tours covered by the company’s $49 risk-free deposit and COVID-19 guarantee when booked by 31 August 2020.

Agents can assure clients, and book with confidence when they view the COVID-19 Guarantee symbol on specific tours featured on the dedicated Scandinavia & Beyond website. The deposit will be refunded should clients 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 risk-free deposit is also fully refundable on selected 2021 services should 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-day ‘Northern Lights Exploration’, which is available to book as an intimate small group tour of 16 passengers or in a standard group tour, with a maximum of 45 people.

andBeyond launches Protect our Planet

andBeyond has launched a new series titled Protect our Planet. The video series invites viewers into a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the conservation effort being undertaken by andBeyond teams across Africa.

Shaped into four, conservation-centred sub-series, the collection connects viewers with on-the-ground-teams and the ongoing research and conservation initiatives in the field.

The four collections include Conservation SOS (Save our Species), Conservation in Action, Conservation Experiences and Blue Conservation, with new episodes released every week including hyenas, rhinos and pangolins.

You can watch the videos HERE.


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