Bench expands suite of adventures

Fresh from winning the Best Specialty Wholesaler award at the 2018 National Travel Industry Awards, Bench Africa has announced it will be holding a series of exclusive events this month for agents in Sydney (12 Sep), Brisbane (13 Sep), Melbourne (11 Sep) and Perth (10 Sep) to launch its new 2019/20 brochure.

One notable addition to the latest set of itineraries will be a range of new Kenya tours. The operator says it has experienced a spike in enquiries and bookings for Kenya in recent times, and has responded by introducing a new budget-friendly, seven-day safari in the Tsavo East National Park, one of Kenya’s oldest nature reserves. Other packages include the Deluxe Kenya product, a luxury safari circuit that includes stays at iconic Giraffe Manor.

The Safari Collection

Bench Africa has also bolstered its credentials by hiring ex Adventure World award winner Eric Vos as its first non-Sydney based reservations expert. Vos has a long history of African travel planning and his appointment will allow the central and western states to have access in a similar time zone.

“It’s just another small addition to further help out our travel agents and make life easier for them,” said trade relations manager Cameron Neill.

To mark the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Bench Africa has launched two luxury safari specials, one in South Africa and the other in Kenya. Discounts will be available throughout the year. For further information visit the company’s Facebook page.

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