Here’s all the latest updates from travel wholesalers near and far, courtesy of Travel Weekly…
Intrepid travel joins Prince Harry at Travalyst Global Summit
Intrepid Travel founder Darrell Wade has joined a panel on sustainability for Travalyst’s first virtual Global Sustainability Summit.
Travalyst is the organisation established by Prince Harry in 2019 and key partners include Booking.com, Skyscanner, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor and Visa.
Prince Harry hosted an opening address at the Summit, where he outlined the goal of the organisation to take sustainable tourism out of its niche and into the mainstream.
The Duke of Sussex called for the tourism industry to build back better, with better-funded social projects and a less polluted environment.
With more than 100 million jobs in the travel and tourism industry at risk, Travalyst’s aim is to address systemic challenges and create sustainable change with a focus on communities around the world.
Travalyst polled their international industry members and found that 90 per cent want to rebuild sustainably and 38 per cent said that the relationship with local communities is one of their most important goals.
Omniche teams up with Cook Islands for webinar series on new 2021 packages
The Omniche team are looking to educate agents on what travel to the South Pacific will look like, and how they will be serving the destinations in this region.
Commencing with the Cook Islands, Omniche has partnered with Cook Islands Tourism to present a webinar on new 2021 holiday packages and adventures to be sold on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, the two most well renowned Cook Islands’ escapes.
The webinar will take place on 6 August at 12pm AEST covering travel packages, deposit offers, special interest travel and group tours, as well as up-to-date travel advice and travel policies. Plus, Cook Island Tourism will be on hand to answer any island-specific questions agents may have during the webinar.
Agents can register here.
A great deal more in Europe with Travelmarvel in 2021
Travelmarvel has introduced a range of new features to help travel agents secure bookings across its range of European journeys in 2021.
The wholesaler is offering a line-up of Earlybird Offers, exciting Balkans river cruises and Adriatic small ship cruises, brand-new river ships and Travelmarvel’s COVID Flexible International Booking Cover, just to name a few.
For European river cruises in 2021, Travelmarvel has held Preview Prices until 31 August and is also offering a special ‘Fly Free’ deal which is valid on all cabin categories across all departure dates for its European Gems and Balkans cruises of 15 days or longer, as well as Russia river cruises of 11 days or more.
The Travel Concierge Sri Lanka unveils self-famil for agents
The Travel Concierge Sri Lanka has prepared a self-famil package for agents to stay eight nights and immerse themselves in the country’s wonderful landscapes and culture.
For $912 (based on twin share), agents can bring a travel buddy and do a sightseeing package for the duration of the stay for just $2,724 per person.
- Eight nights private tour
- English-speaking Chauffeur Guide throughout
- Air-conditioned modern vehicle
- Half board seven nights
- Wake up seaside of the Indian Ocean
- Sri Lankan village cooking lesson
- Visit Galbokka Turtle Conservation
- Explore the colonial town of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- City tour of Colombo
- Enjoying Sri Lankan hoppers
- Dip in swimming pools at each property
Sightseeing package (for only additional US$194 per person)
- Climb Sigiriya Rock, an eighth Wonder of the World
- Sunrise on top of Pidurangula Rock
- Minneriya National Park Wildlife Jeep Safari
- Visiting the Veddah tribe of Sri Lanka
- Walk to Rathna Ella Falls with traditional picnic lunch
- Kandy City tour and Temple of the Sacred Tooth
- Kanneliya Rainforest Trek with river lunch
For more information including travel periods and terms and conditions, contact The Travel Concierge Sri Lanka’s local representative, Mark Snoxell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured image source: Wikimedia Commons/EJ Hersom