AW's life-changing journeys

Adventure World has released is latest collection of life-changing journeys for 2016/2017, with a big focus on agents and giving them tools to help sell to their clients, writes Kris Madden.

by Kris Madden

Adventure World has released is latest collection of life-changing journeys for 2016/2017, with a big focus on agents and giving them tools to help sell to their clients. 

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In response to popular demand from agents, Adventure World has reintroduced its standalone/dedicated destination brochures, with ‘mix and match’ product modules; best-selling multi-country itineraries; accommodation profiles; detailed route maps; scheduled departure dates and trip styles; essential destination and travel information; and personal expert recommendations.

General manager, Neil Rodgers, says that Adventure World’s 2016 brochure collection acts as the perfect toolkit for agents to easily guide their clients step-by-step through sometimes complex destinations and activities. The brochures provide the “nuts and bolts” on a vast array of custom products for which Adventure World is renowned.

“We aim to provide agents with the product knowledge, expertise and support to help them sell to their clients. We want them to look good, and ultimately know they can call Adventure World because we’ll have the destination and the expertise to help them sell it,” he says.

The collection comprises four stand-alone brochures: South America; Africa; India & Asia; and Canada.

The South America collection also features Mexico, Central America and Antarctica; with two new destinations: Uruguay and Suriname.

Speaking exclusively to travelBulletin, Rodgers explained that the addition of Suriname, while it might not be top of everyone’s current bucket-list, is an emerging destination with a fantastic culture and wildlife. He says “it’s Classic Adventure World” and fits perfectly with the Adventure World brand of taking customers to new and exciting places and exploring unchartered territories.

Also new in South America is a train journey by steam locomotive from Quito to Guayaquil in Ecuador. Clients can travel in one direction by rail, pick up a Galapagos Islands cruise in Guayaquil, and then fly in the other direction back to Quito, with opportunities for enhanced sightseeing on the way.

Trekking programs in the Salta Region of Northern Argentina; and Wines of Uruguay, a sommelier experience, are unique and different ways to experience these countries.

The Africa collection features the African continent, Egypt and the Middle East. In line with Adventure World’s association with National Geographic; new offerings include a package which stays at three different National Geographic Lodges in South Africa. ‘In Mandela’s Footsteps’ visits important places in South Africa’s history and the life of Nelson Mandela; plus there’s a new collection of Kenyan itineraries staying in four-and five-star accommodation, visiting Samburu National Park and Tsavo West, which are less visited than parks such as Masai Mara.

Rodgers also asked agents to remember that because Adventure World is part of the global brand, The Travel Corporation, much of the product in Africa is owned by the company, meaning agents can be assured of the best preferential rates when booking product such as Wilderness Safaris and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection including Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, on South Africa’s Western Cape and The Oyster Box in Durban.

The India & Asia portfolio includes new destinations as ‘The Stans’: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. New itineraries include a ‘Flavours of India’ Culinary Adventure; and tours along the Silk Road from China to Iran. Rodgers says the ‘on trend’ destinations at the moment include Sri Lanka, which is “going through the roof”; Japan; and the Philippines.

adventure world journeysPerennial favourite, Canada, Alaska and the High Arctic, sees new destinations Nunavut and Saskatchewan added to the portfolio. Adventure World is now the only Australian travel company profiling product in all Canadian Provinces and Territories. New trips include the annual Caribou Migration in Nunavut; and a Baby Harp Seal Safari, staying in a lighthouse near Prince Edward Island, on Canada’s east coast.

“More than the diverse destinations we visit or the high level of comfort we provide, our tailor-made journeys set the stage for true discovery. We aim to inspire, educate and delight travellers by taking them beyond the tourist trail and into the heart of the local cultures and untamed wilderness,” Rodgers concludes.


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