Scandinavia the ‘big mover’ with Tempo

Scandinavia the ‘big mover’ with Tempo

Scandinavia is the ‘big go’ in Europe for Kiwi travellers, says Greg Osborne, general manager Tempo Holidays New Zealand.
The company has just released five brochures – including Bentours Scandinavia & Expedition Cruising 2018 – 19. Also reaching travel agents next week (available through Stocklink) are Italy, France & Spain; UK, Ireland & Central Europe; Greece, Croatia & Turkey, plus a new release Worldwide programme that covers Europe, Middle East, East Africa, India & Subcontinent, and Latin America.

But for Osborne, Scandinavia is really where it is at for New Zealanders this year.
‘Our big seller out of New Zealand is the Follow the Lights tour,’ he says. ‘Highlights include the glass igloos from which, if you are lucky, you can see the spectacular Aurora Borealis from your bed through the ceiling.’
Osborne says Bentours had 16 departures of this tour this year through to 2018 – they all sold out.
‘From October 2018 to March 2019 we’ll have 26 departures, so our message to agents is to encourage bookings 18 months out if their clients don’t want to miss out.’
Osborne says the Hurtigruten brochure this year is being distributed as an insert in the main Bentours booklet, covering the expedition cruise offering.
In terms of the ‘land’ brochures, Osborne says Tempo has been careful to include all its tried and true itineraries while also streamlining its popular hotels selection to make things easier for agents.

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