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Tempo Holidays unveils 2020-21 brochures
Tempo Holidays has released its new range of 2020-21 brochures.
The company’s biggest brochure of the season features Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey, including off-the-beaten-track locations and multi-country options to cross the border and keep exploring.
Tempo’s India, Sri Lanka, Middle East new brochure is full of cultural delights, while this year’s UK, Ireland and central Europe brochure is jam-packed with new tours that will take guests to filming locations for Star Wars as Game of Thrones, as well as highlight historic tales of old kings and queens.
This year’s Latin America brochure is a carefully curated portfolio of tours designed to give you an in-depth understanding of each local culture and tours that are a foodie’s delight.
Explore reveals new yurts in Iceland
Explore has unveiled its new accommodation concept in Iceland – a private collection of bespoke yurts set in the heart of the Golden Circle. The new accommodation, Náttúra Yurtel, will feature in a new three-night, four-day trip beginning April 2020.
Highlights of the new Iceland Yurt Adventure itinerary include visiting the country’s breathtaking big three waterfalls – Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss – and the black basalt cliffs at Vik I Mydral.
Guests will also spend time in Reykjavik with its mix traditional corrugated iron homes and modern architecture.
As well as watching the iconic Strokkur Geyser erupt and the chance to walk between two continents in Thingvellir National Park, there is an option for guests to relax in a natural geo-thermal pool, known locally as the Secret Lagoon.
Commissioned by Explore and built in Mongolia by a family with a long history in yurt building, the yurts have been furnished and fitted in contemporary Icelandic design.
Guests can sleep under the stars in complete comfort, as the yurts come with ensuite facilities, underfloor heating and communal yurts for relaxing in.
A three-night stay costs from $1,630 per person departing on 27 April 2020. The price includes breakfast and two dinners, and the trip is limited to a maximum of 14 people.
For more information, visit the Explore website or call 1300 439 756.
Exodus to launch sustainable tourism venture
Exodus Travels is inviting agents to an evening of drinks, canapés and the reveal of its sustainable tourism initiative in Sydney on 10 September and in Melbourne on 11 September,
Special international guest speaker and Exodus filmmaker Olly Pemberton will make an appearance to introduce a short screening of the brand’s new film to accompany the announcement.
All agents attending also have the chance to win an Exodus adventure.
Adventure World Travel releases 2020 Africa and Middle East collection
Adventure World Travel has launched its 2020 Africa and Middle East collection, featuring three new itineraries in Rwanda and Botswana.
For the first time ever, travellers will be able to experience Botswana’s Secret Migration in a new three-night itinerary at the newly built Migration Expedition camps in Nxai Pan National Park.
The Secret Migration is Botswana’s little-known natural phenomenon where Zebras travel in the thousands from Caprivi Strip in Namibia down to the salt pans in Nxai Pan National Park during the wet season from January to April. At 1,000 kilometres, it is said to be the longest migration in Africa.
Also new for 2020 in Botswana, travellers can put their photographer’s hat on with the brand’s new night-night extended photographic safari, Botswana in Focus.
The itinerary explores Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in depth, providing travellers with ample viewing opportunities with the assistance of a safari expedition leader, an expert naturalist and photographer.
Over in Rwanda, Adventure World Travel will take guests across three national parks on its new nine-night Roaming Rwanda itinerary.
Travellers will explore Akagera National Park on a game drive, undertake chimp treks in Nyungwe Forest National Park, visit the beautiful Lake Kivu and head on a gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park.
Aligning with the brand’s sustainable message, the new brochures are printed on 100 per cent recyclable paper.
For more information, visit the Adventure World Travel website or call 1300 363 055.
Albion delves deep into Britain’s heritage with 2020 brochure
Albion, a specialist in heritage tours of Great Britain, has launched its 2020 brochure, designed to showcase highlights of the individual 13 itineraries that unlock the destination’s rich history.
The 2020 itineraries include:
- The Tudors & Stuarts in London – based in London for the eight days, guests can discover the influence of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs on the city’s architecture over the 200 years of collective reign. They will learn about Sir Christopher Wren’s rebuilding after the Great Fire of London, as well as visit impressive Tudor houses on London’s outskirts.
- Bonnie Prince Charlie & the Jacobite Rebellion – an 11-day itinerary that visits the places where Prince Charlie sought refuge and that tells a story that has shaped Scottish history.
- Glorious Gardens & Grandeur of North Wales – 10 days discovering a land with rugged mountains, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages together with some of the most striking gardens in the UK.
- Oxford & Home Counties’ Picturesque Houses & Gardens – guests uncover the fascinating stories of these magnificent homes with their wonderful mix of architectural styles and fine treasures within. They will explore spectacular landscape gardens and parkland of the Home Counties.
- Aristocrats & Manor Houses & a Grand Tour to the North – 10 days exploring the architectural grandeur and superb collections of some of Britain’s finest estates from Highclere Castle to Winston Churchill’s birthplace of Blenheim Palace.
For more information, call 1800 251 174.
Globus highlights value of European offseason
Travellers who head to Europe during the off-season with Globus will save more than 40 per cent on average on their getaway, according to the company.
Milder temperatures, fewer crowds and better deals – that’s the idea behind Escapes by Globus, a compilation of itineraries in Europe presented during the low season (November through to March) so travellers can experience the world’s most popular destinations for less.
Globus’ access to the world’s must-see sites like Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral and Rome’s Colosseum is available to travellers on these off-season holidays as well.
Local favourites are also provided on each and every Escapes by Globus holiday. In Modena, for example, Globus travellers can enjoy a tasting of the city’s famous balsamic vinegar. In Greece, local favourites include learning the sirtaki dance and making tzatziki – a symbol of Greek cuisine.
For solo travellers, Escapes by Globus also waives the single supplement, subject to availability.
A full offering of European Escapes is available on Globus’ website.
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours releases 2020 brochure
Specialist battlefield tour operator Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours has launched its 2020 brochure.
Included in the brochure are a number of new experiential, celebrity-led tours; commemorative Anzac Day tours to the Western Front (France and Belgium), Gallipoli (Turkey), Vietnam, Hellfire Pass (Thailand), and Kokoda (Papua New Guinea); 32 departures for the 4-Day Western Day Explorer Tour; and a new tour departing from Washington D.C. uncovering the history of the American Civil War.
Agents are invited to view the 2020 Brochure via the Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours website. They can also order hard copies of the brochure, or organise product training or sales calls by emailing email@example.com or phoning 1300 880 340.
TTC’s weekly deals
Highlights of Eastern Europe
Hurry, it’s the last days for travellers to secure their 2020 holiday with Insight Vacations’ 2019 Preview Pricing guarantee. These savings can be enjoyed on the 14-day Highlights of Eastern Europe journey where guests will discover the majestic cities of the east and explore the medieval charms and tumultuous history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Starting from $4,118 per person (conditions apply), twin share (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 8 September 2019 or sold out for select departures between 27 June to 14 August 2020. Departure dates are subject to change. For more information or to book, call 1300 727 767, visit the Insight Vacations website or contact your local sales manager.
North East Highlights
Travellers can lock in 2020 Busabout North America journeys and save 10 per cent off selected trips, including on the 8-day North East Highlights journey. Travellers can get ready to be whisked away from The Big Apple on an adventure to Canada’s cuisine and cultural hub of Montreal. Starting from $1,709 per person (discount included, conditions apply), this offer is on sale now until 18 December 2019 for all travel in 2020. For more information or to book, visit the Busabout website or call 1300 287 226.
Highlights of Eastern Europe
Luxury begins at home with included return chauffer transfers to the airport in Australia and business class flights to Europe from only $3,999 per person return for all 2020 Uniworld European luxury river cruises. Plus, travellers can save up to an additional 10 per cent with Early Payment Savings when you pay in full within three days of booking*, but this offer ends 31 October 2019. Guests can use these savings on the 10-day Highlights of Eastern Europe trip, travelling from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalised nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way. Starting from $5,669* per person, twin share (10 per cent early payment saving and chauffer transfers to and from the airport in Australia included)*, this offer is valid until 31 October 2019 for departure on 1 April 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 780 231 or visit the Uniworld website. *Conditions apply.
Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords
Book by 9 September 2019 to save 10 per cent* off Trafalgar’s 14 day Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords itinerary. Beyond the deep fjords, glaciers and islands that dot the Scandinavian coastline, there are distinctly different cultures that will make this visit to Norway, Sweden and Denmark a fascinating journey of discovery. Starting from $4,945* per person, twin share (discount included), this offer is on sale now until 9 September for departures between April and September 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 78 78 78 or visit the Trafalgar website. *Conditions apply.
Japan in a Week
Travellers can save up to 10 per cent with Contiki’s Early Payment Discount on the eight-day Japan in a Week itinerary, which takes guests from ancient shrines to robot shows, providing the perfect snapshot of Japan’s rich heritage and contemporary curiosities. Starting from $2,984 per person (discount included, conditions apply), this offer is on sale now until 29 November 2019 for departure on 25 April, 9 May and 13 June to 12 September 2020. For more information or to book, call 1300 266 845 or visit the Contiki website.
LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Galápagos: Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II
Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic is waiving the solo premium on a selection of itineraries through December 2020 to the Galápagos, Alaska, Costa Rica & Panama Canal and Baja California. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 10-day Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II itinerary. Guests will see the legendary wildlife, snorkel nearly every day and explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader. Starting from $9,730 per person (discount included, conditions apply), this offer is on sale now until sold out for select departures from October 2019 to December 2020. Other departure dates are available, but prices may vary. For more information or to book, call 1300 361 012 or visit the Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic website.
U RIVER CRUISES
Eastern Europe Escape
Guests can save 10 per cent or enjoy a free U Drink Package (valued at $499) when they pay within three days of booking by 30 September 2019. These savings can be enjoyed on the eight-day Eastern Europe Escape journey. From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise takes look at the past visiting Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Mohács, Novi Sad and Belgrade. Starting from $3,599 per person (conditions apply), twin share (10 per cent Early Payment Discount included or a U Drink Package valued at $499), this offer is on sale now until 30 September 2019 for all sailing dates. For more information or to book, call 1300 730 010 or visit the U River Cruises website.
Topdeck makes Global Youth Travel Awards shortlist
Topdeck has been nominated for two categories at the Global Youth Travel Awards 2019: Best Youth Travel Agent and Best Youth Tour Operator.
Presented on 11 October, the consumer-voted awards are an opportunity to recognise excellence in youth travel and celebrate the top-performing youth travel operators in the world.