Scenic selling escorted touring to the trade
by Laura Gelder
River cruise specialist Scenic has announced it will be promoting its entire stable of escorted touring products to the trade, including holidays to Australia, New Zealand and the Americas.
The move is in response to positive trade sales for Scenic’s river cruising products, including Southeast Asia and Europe, as well as Scenic Eclipse ocean cruising which sets sail in August 2018 and Egypt and Jordan touring itineraries, which proved popular when they were introduced late last year (60% of sales have been through the trade since).
There are six itineraries in the Americas, with journeys across Canada and Alaska including trips on the Ricky Mountaineer and cruises with Holland America Line; the Historic Trails of the East tour between New York and Atlanta; a 10-day Peru journey; and the 18-day Icons of South America taking in Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Tours Down Under include the 19-day Ultimate Tasmania; 17-day Tastes of South Australia; 21-day Royal New Zealand, touring between Christchurch and Auckland; and the 31-day Very Best of Australia and New Zealand.
All Scenic tours include Scenic Enrich cultural experiences, ranging from learning about diverse wildlife to feasting on local cuisine. Examples include getting involved in a Rocky Mountain round-up and gathering under the Tane Mahuta kauri tree to listen to stories from New Zealand’s indigenous Mãori.