New Zealand based managing director Paul Dymond says the company’s push into central Asia last year was extremely successful and it is a natural progression to move into locations such as Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. ‘It’s just a result of what customers are telling us they want, people are looking to go a little bit further.’ The brochure is ‘hot off the press’ this week and available through Brochurenet now. Dymond says the Trans Siberian excursion is another first for Wendy Wu but the 25-day tour is much more than just the train trip. ‘We start with four days in Mongolia and then head to Lake Baikal in Russia where we join the main trans Siberian route and we travel all the way through to St Petersburg.’ He says another significant change is the introduction of new tour styles – Flexible, Active and Go Beyond.
‘Last year we had Immerse Yourself and that encompassed all three categories, but the new titles make the type of travel much clearer and that will make them easier for the trade to sell. ‘We’ve also renamed our Deluxe Tours as Exclusive Collection. It’s not just about using luxury hotels but about creating exclusive itineraries and experiences – like a private cocktail party on the roof of a heritage building.’ To mark the launch of the new brochure, Wendy Wu is having a sale on selected China itineraries, with savings of up to $400 on the brochure price of flight included tours, departing up to 31 September 2020. email@example.com