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Date: 29 Jan 2024
Join expedition cruise pioneers Heritage Expeditions as we relive our adventures during 2023 expedition cruising New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands, Chatham Islands, Antarctica's Ross Sea, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Japan, Australia's Kimberley Coast, Philippines, South Korea and coastal New Zealand (Fiordland, Marlborough Sounds, Hauraki Gulf, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel and Stewart Island) aboard our purpose-built flagship Heritage Adventurer and expedition yacht Heritage Explorer.
Date: 29 Jan 2024
Late last year at AAT Kings, we were proud to announce the launch of our innovative 'A-LISTERS' initiative, aimed at providing travel agents with a VIP industry experience. This innovative twist on agent training offers a range of new offerings and touchpoints, including the AAT Kings A-LIST ACCESS podcast and a new Agent Academy Training Platform.
Date: 10 Dec 2023
Looking for the perfect family adventure to recommend to your clients? Legacy Journeys is here to make you the hero to families seeking unforgettable bonding experiences. We're all about active, engaging holidays that are designed for families with teenagers. We offer set departure group tours unlike anyone else.
Date: 27 Nov 2023
In 1962, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) pioneered the very first luxury safari, and today, few tour operators enjoy a higher reputation. With 60 years’ experience creating African adventures, they have garnered acclaim from guests and travel professionals alike, winning ‘Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator’ at the World Travel Awards many years over.
Date: 16 Oct 2023
“I’ve got the polar bug!” claims Brian C., who chose the Canadian Arctic for his fourth (yes, 4th!) polar voyage.
Date: 09 Oct 2023
Managing the project of building a new website can be challaging. Here are some tips to help make the process a success.
Date: 09 Oct 2023
Selecting the right web development company for your travel agency can indeed be a challenging process. The concerns that you and other travel agencys have are common pitfalls in the web site development industry.
Date: 21 Aug 2023
Greenland is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. As the world's largest island with one of the largest swaths of land that has been left untouched by human activity, Greenland offers visitors some of the most incredible natural wonders in the world. From mountainous terrain to deep fjords and the world-famous Greenland Ice Sheet, there's something for every polar adventurer to witness on this incredible island.
Date: 13 Jun 2023
“Taking your children into the Arctic wilderness is one of the most educational and life-changing experiences you can provide your child,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions. “I traveled to the Polar Regions with both of my children, when they were 14 and 15 years old, and the profound impact on them was astounding. Exploring the Arctic deepened their connection to nature and created family memories that we still talk about more than a decade later.
Date: 13 Jun 2023
At Hedonistic Hiking we specialise in small group escorted hiking holidays – with more than a little gastronomic indulgence! Our main destination is Italy, but several tours cross over the borders into neighbouring France, Austria and Slovenia.
Date: 15 May 2023
Norway's dramatic west coast provides the spectacular backdrop to numerous scenes in Season four of the award-winning HBO series Succession and at 50 Degrees North, we have the perfect itinerary for you to follow if you want to visit these locations.
Date: 15 May 2023
Hotel barge cruising is one of the unique and memorable holidays you will ever choose
Date: 15 May 2023
Wild, wide and wonderful, Australia and New Zealand continually excite and inspire
Date: 17 Apr 2023
I have been investing in personal adventure holidays since I was 20 years old. My personal adventure has life long, revolved around hiking, trail running or skiing in our spectacular natural world and meeting new people who are interesting and interested.
Date: 01 May 2023
Abercrombie & Kent have been taking their luxury guests on Tailor-Made Journeys to Europe for more than 30 years. Their authentic local expertise and offices all over the region keep them forever on the pulse of the most extraordinary ways to experience the continent’s most iconic destinations.
Date: 01 May 2023
A&K’s Luxury Small Group Journeys are shared adventures to over 45 countries across six continents. Handcrafted for the most discerning luxury traveller, these unique itineraries are only made possible via a small group, and combine authentic local experiences, seamless attention to detail, the finest hand-picked accommodations, and beyond-the-guidebook encounters for a perfectly paced cultural immersion.
Date: 29 Mar 2021
As we emerge from our forced holiday hiatus and start planning our next European holiday, we all need to be aware of the protocols that will ensure our health and safety. Apart from the fact that your English speaking crew have undertaken, and continue to be updated on, enhanced Covid-Safe practices and that an English-speaking medical back-up doctor is on call, here are our top 10 reasons why a Luxury Hotel Barge Holiday is the perfect Post-Covid-19 holiday.
Date: 19 Jan 2021
Bhutan for all budgets and experiences
Date: 18 Feb 2020
Abercrombie & Kent was founded in 1962, and in the ensuing years has built a reputation for quality, service and for taking discerning travellers to the ends of the earth.
Date: 04 Feb 2020
CATO is a trade association representing the domestic and outbound land-supply sector of the Australian travel industry. Full Members are tour operators and wholesalers whilst Associate Members consist of tourist offices and travel related product and service providers.
Date: 04 Feb 2020
According to new research released by Google, travellers are more put off by trips which don’t meet their unique needs - such as comfortable beds and time-of-day availability - than price, The study asked more than 7,000 travellers from six countries (including Australia) how they plan a trip from beginning to end, including what inspired them to travel in the first place.
Date: 20 Jan 2020
After being in the business for over 17 years, there are a few misconceptions that the destination specialists here at Greece & Mediterranean Travel Centre have noticed that keep coming up time and time again. It’s time to put these ideas to rest!
Date: 11 Jan 2020
There appears to still be a wide-spread knowledge gap around the mechanics of the ACS scheme – amongst retail agents and suppliers.
Date: 27 Nov 2019
Nordic travel specialist, 50 Degrees North, has introduced a new 7-day summer tour, ‘Scenic Norway’, to their selection of independent small group tours to Norway. Each of these tours are unique in the way that 2-12 independent travellers traverse exceptionally beautiful, yet hard-to-reach areas of Norway in the comfort and safety of a shared 50 Degrees North minivan with an experienced driver.
Date: 06 Oct 2019
FAQ
Date: 30 Sep 2019
As the big brands are releasing their early bird deals, you might be thinking, I need something new and different. I’m happy to let you know that we have different, we have a great selection of niche suppliers that can meet your clients unique travel requests
Date: 02 Sep 2019
The question and subsequent discussion came up as part of a recent TedX style touring panel featuring Dennis Bunnik (MD, Bunnik Tours), Deb Fox (CCO, APT), Pete Douglas (Director of sales, Globus) and Sarah Clark (GM Marketing, Intrepid Travel).
Date: 06 Aug 2019
On The Go Tours are an award-winning provider of unforgettable travel tours and tailor-made holidays. From Egypt to Ecuador, Myanmar to Madagascar, we love helping you see the world your way. Whether you’re after culture, adventure, or just want to kick back and relax, our outstanding local guides get you to the heart of your destination and deliver truly authentic experiences.
Date: 08 Jul 2019
With the democratisation of the Internet, brands and destinations need to attract people's attention and reach their hearts. They must be able to tell a great story and develop emotional connections, in order to stand out in a sea of content and advertising. In this overloaded content world, moving beyond standard listicles and product summaries, to content that truly unfolds a tourism experience beyond the destination narrative, is vital. Put simply, tourism needs great story telling.
Date: 01 Jul 2019
Crooked Compass is a boutique tour operator exploring emerging destinations and the lesser known side of this fascinating planet. Uncovering the world’s best-kept secrets through small group and customised tours, their culturally immersive journeys are created to inspire, educate and encourage travellers to understand responsible tourism.
Date: 01 Jul 2019
The first thing that comes to mind about Estonia is the infinitely charming medieval Old Town in Tallinn, the country’s capital city. The cobblestone streets and medieval buildings are a whole world away from what you can expect from, say, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, or Copenhagen. Each of these four cities are beautiful and have their own, unique characteristics that separate them from each other, but they are also distinctly Nordic, modern and, in a sense, Western (although Helsinki clearly has Eastern influences)
Date: 22 Feb 2019
GMTC - Well established with a hands-on, boutique touch
Date: 20 Feb 2019
50 Degrees North is recognized for its local expertise, the originality of their programs and detailed operation
Date: 12 Sep 2023
How your client can choose the tour itinerary that will deliver the holiday they want