Phenomenal demand for Europe through travel agents does not look like abating any time soon, according to a specialist in the market.
Jay Soysa, product and reservations manager of Orton International, says that while this is obviously pleasing another ongoing trend continues to add pressure on the trade.
If clients are heading to Egypt it is important they do it the right way to ensure they get the most out of their experience, says Kenzie Imam, board member of Traveline Egypt which owns five ships cruising on the Nile under the Movenpick Cruising banner.
‘Going on line and winging it is the wrong way,’ says Imam.
Optimism is growing around the resumption of New Zealand based cruising, with PONANT releasing details of three cruises early next year.
The company says it is ‘working with authorities for a potential restart and looks forward to a positive result.’ PONANT adds that the objective is to ‘provide locals with a fabulous luxury expedition programme at the same time as giving economic benefits to
A-ROSA River Cruises typically operates 100 annual Danube sailings, and is planning to get back to that level when it is safe to do so. The company offers cruises from three to 16 nights on the river; the short deartures are ideal for cruise novices and as an addon to a European holiday, while the longer itineraries explore the Danube in detail.
Carnival Cruise Line will operate its largest Bermuda season ever in 2019-2020, with more than 40 voyages, including eight week-long cruises departing from Baltimore and Charleston next year.
Aqua Expeditions hosted departures are opportunities for clients to embrace Peru’s Amazon and the Mekong Delta.
Tracy Harris is the new business development executive for Francis Travel Marketing.
Residing in Ashburton, she has worked for the past five years with Ballance AgriNutrients as an On Farm Sales Representative and Social Media Ambassador. Harris will be covering the South Island and lower North Island.
To celebrate 30 years of expeditions, every passenger booked on a PONANT Kimberley 2019 or Antarctica 2018- 2020 luxury expedition, will earn agents a $500 gift card. Entry is automatic – no need to register. Plus earn a bonus 5% commission on any Antarctica or Kimberley Expedition booked.
Trade gift card incentive and bonus commission for Antarctica and Kimberley is valid on all new bookings deposited from 1 June to 31 July 2018. This offer is in addition to receiving normal commission. Contact Francis Travel Marketing for more information.
Holland America Line has announced Oprah Winfrey will serve as godmother of Nieuw Statendam, celebrating its belief in the transformative power of travel. Choosing a godmother for a new vessel is a time-honored maritime tradition that is thought to bring good luck and protection to the ship and all who sail on board. The official dedication will take place in a private ceremony and is not a part of the Girls’ Getaway cruise.
Three-day Girls’ Getaway Cruise
Guests can join Oprah and O, The Oprah Magazine editors Gayle King, Lucy Kaylin, Leigh Haber, Adam Glassman and Brian Underwood, for a three-day Bahamas Girls’ Getaway on Holland America Line’s newest ship: Nieuw Statendam. There’s an appearance by Oprah Winfrey, O-themed events and a day ashore at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island. www.francistravelmarketing.co.nz