APT & Travelmarvel has launched its 2023/24 Australia and New Zealand Collection. The new programme features 17 luxury, five-star APT touring and expedition cruising itineraries, and 16 trips from the company’s sister brand, Travelmarvel.
To help agents effectively market the destinations and convert their customers’ excitement for longer haul travel into sales, APT & Travelmarvel is offering savings of up to £400 per person off all 2023 and 2024 departures* booked before March 31 2023.
In addition, APT’s Book with Confidence guarantee is back, meaning that customers can secure their long-haul adventures in advance with peace of mind for their future travel plans.
Brad Bennetts, APT & Travelmarvel’s Head of Sales & Business Development UK & Europe, said: “The launch of our Australia & New Zealand programme is always an exciting time because it brings us back to our roots. Proudly Australian-owned and run for the last 95 years, the company was originally founded to showcase the best of these amazing destinations, so our tours and cruises in this part of the world are unparalleled – they are the embodiment of #theAPTdifference.
“Having spent the last two years helping Antipodeans to explore and fall in love with their own beautiful countries, these destinations are back on the map for international visitors. Our bolstered APT & Travelmarvel sales team is hitting the road in February to help agents convert the pent-up demand of their customers into commission-rich bookings for the year ahead.”
Sample packages with early booking discounts include:
APT’s 15-day Kimberley Complete 4WD Wilderness Adventure, beginning and ending in Broome, costs from £5,795pp (was £6,195, saving £400) and includes accommodation in APT’s exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges, 41 meals, sightseeing in 19 destinations, travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle and the services of an expert APT driver-guide. Highlights include soaring over Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight; toasting the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range; admiring ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art; and relaxing with a revitalising soak in Zebedee Springs. Trips run from May to September 2023.
Travelmarvel’s 14-day Wonders of the South West, Perth return, costs from £4,495pp (was £4,795, saving £300), including accommodation, 23 meals, sightseeing, transfers and the services of an expert Travelmarvel tour director and driver. Highlights include a seafood dinner at Monkey Mia, visiting National Anzac Centre in Albany and the gourmet region of Margaret River, a wildlife cruise on Shark Bay, and enjoying an exclusive factory tour and sample handmade chocolate bars at Gabriel Chocolates. Trips run from March to October 2023.
APT’s 17-day New Zealand Wonderland from Auckland to Christchurch costs from £5,695pp (was £6,095, saving £400) including 16 nights of hand-picked accommodation, 27 meals, sightseeing in 15 destinations, transfers and porterage and the services of an expert APT tour director and driver. Highlights include visiting the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed in 1840; an immersion into Māori culture as with a traditional Hāngi feast and performance of song and dance; boarding the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass; and cruising the full length of the pristine Milford Sound. Trips run from September 2023 to June 2024.
Travelmarvel’s 15-day New Zealand Getaway from Auckland to Christchurch costs from £3,995pp (was £4,195, saving £200), including accommodation, 22 meals, sightseeing, transfers and the services of an expert Travelmarvel tour director and driver. Highlights include an authentic Maori hangi feast in Rotorua, riding the iconic TranzAlpine Train across the Southern Alps and cruising Milford Sound, with views of cascading waterfalls. Trips run from September 2023 to May 2024.