Tour Operator Packages and News for August 2011

Tour operator news, packages and promotions
 Globus Offers Savings on New 2012 Religious Itineraries // © 2011
 Globus Offers Savings on New 2012 Religious Itineraries // © 2011

North America
Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. is offering four and six-day trips to visit the orcas in British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait off northern Vancouver Island in July and August, starting at $1,195-$1,450 per person.

South America
Chocolate-lovers can hunt for cacao on Equatortrekking’s nine-day Cacao and Culture tour through Ecuador, offered in August and September, starting at $2,430 per person.

Lion World Tours is offering a nine-day Madikwe in Style itinerary to South Africa, with luxurious stays in Cape Town and the Madikwe Game Reserve. Prices begin at $3,199 per person, based on double occupancy.

Clients who love Leonardo Da Vinci will rejoice over Central Holiday’s Da Vinci Tour group travel package throughout Italy and France. Launching this October, prices begin at $2,499 per person, based on double occupancy and a group of 20 participants.

Frontiers Travel has unveiled Indonesian Interlude, a one-time-only, 21-day luxury wildlife and cultural itinerary, set for Feb. 9-27, which includes a 10-day Borneo cruise with the world’s leading orangutan expert, starting at $17,000 per person.

In brief:

Globus Offers Savings on New 2012 Religious Itineraries

Globus Family of Brands will offer 10 percent in savings to agents booking one of the tour operator’s eight religious vacations by Sept. 27. Among the company’s 2012 offerings is the new 11-day European Reformation getaway, which takes travelers to the sites of the Lutheran Reformation, from Berlin to Munich. Highlights include stops at Luther’s Tomb and the Lutheran Lorenz Church as well as a cruise through the Rhine Gorge, with prices starting at $2,289.
Other spiritual itineraries include a reinvigorated Grand Catholic Italy vacation and the company’s ever-popular Journey Through the Holy Land tour through Israel. Globus will also continue to customize religious itineraries for groups.

Gogo Launches Weekly Savings Campaign Exclusively to Travel Agents

Gogo Vacations’ new initiative — the Exclusive to You for 72 campaign — provides travel agents a special offer every Sunday, available for purchase for 72 hours.

“We are always trying to help the travel agent community differentiate themselves from their competitors, especially from the online retailers,” said Jim Tedesco, marketing director of Gogo Vacations. “We are excited to offer our agents an offer no other wholesaler or online retailer will have.”

Exclusive offers will range from high percentage savings and resort and spa credits to added amenities and category upgrades. To ensure that all the most popular selling destinations are included, each week will feature a new offer and a new destination. On Sundays, agents will be able to take a sneak peak at the special deal on the tour operator’s website.

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