A vibrant capital, pristine islands, and wild jungle make Cambodia worth exploring further than its famous temple complex, Angkor Wat, agents heard at a Destination Asia event in Auckland last week.
Active Asia is offering A Hidden Corner of Vietnam, a seven-day itinerary that takes travellers 160km inland from Hanoi to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and discover the country’s colours, culture and landscape.
Monaco daytrippers, most of whom book their excursion once they reach Nice in France, provide a clear opportunity for agents who could be converting these travellers into overnight visitors, according to Alison Roberts-Brown, the regional director of Visit Monaco.
New tourism and hospitality operations are popping up in Norfolk Island to cater for the younger demographic that is discovering the destination.
These include activity operators, eateries and shops, says Rose Evans, team leader tourism and economic development. ‘We’ve seen great growth in new businesses that have a younger vibe and are environmentally aware, like eco-store, Prenke.’
Adventure World’s expert in group and family travel, Angela Mount has recently returned from safari in Africa with her three children aged 8, 14, 15 and shares her top tips for agents in preparing clients for safari with their kids.
Julie Gerrard, destination team leader – North America, Asia, Europe from Adventure World New Zealand, enjoyed her recent trip to The Great American West so much, that she got a tattoo to prove it.
‘Rather than thinking about Russia as something you would slot into a European itinerary, why not think about Russia as your main destination and see what is around it?’
Getting New Zealand travellers back to the Big Island and spreading the message about various events and developments on the whole archipelago are among the objectives of two visiting representatives from the Hilton portfolio of hotels and resorts in Hawaii.
Part 4 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal: They’ve done the Winelands and Capetown, driven the Garden Route, and been on safari.
Part 3 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province
Stories that bring to life fierce battles between Zulu warriors and the British are highlights of a stay at Fugitives’ Drift in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Part two in a series on South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province
Building in an extra day or two at a game reserve can give clients a deeper understanding of how wildlife parks fit into their local communities and conservation initiatives.
That’s the advice of Christian Sperka, wildlife photographer and marketer for Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve, three and a half hours drive from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province.
For clients looking for a luxury resort in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi is offering free transfers and three free experiences in addition to the current stay seven, pay five nights offer for travel in February 2019, reports World Journeys.
Compiled by Kathy Ombler
• Tokyo subway – ticket machines offer English translations; you can buy a single trip, day pass or buy a pasmo card (available from the ‘pink’ machines), these can be topped up as needed. (The pasmo card also can be used in 7 Eleven stores and some vending machines.)
• Subway cell phone etiquette – put phones on silent and don’t have loud conversations.
Getting around Argentina has got cheaper and easier with more airlines competing for passengers, including new ultra-low-cost carrier Flybondi and Norwegian Air Argentina.
To coincide with Air Vanuatu’s Super Sales Fares for the 2019 low season of February and March, Vanuatu’s Nasama Resort is offering 40% off for bookings of four nights or more during this period.
The Middle East has become a hotspot for Australian and New Zealand travellers with Egypt and Jordan identified in the top fastest growing regions for G Adventures’ Kiwi and Aussie travellers.