Travel 2 has added 130 itineraries to its dedicated touring 2017-18 brochure.
More than 27 tours across 12 regions have been added in partnership with G Adventures, while more than 29 tours have been added in Asia including street food tours in Vietnam, visits to elephant rescue and rehabilitation centres in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the chance to experience Phnom Penh’s nightlife from the back of a Vespa in Cambodia.
Every agent who makes a qualifying booking before January 14, including return flights, to any destination from Travel 2’s new touring brochure will be entered into a prize draw to win a mountain bike.
Travel 2 expands in Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America
Travel 2 has added 26 new properties and 12 tours to its 2018 Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean brochure following a reported 18% rise in Caribbean bookings this year.
Barbados has proved to be the long-haul operator’s best-selling Caribbean island.
As a result, four new hotels have been introduced to the programme, including the adult-only Treasure Beach hotel, which reopened last month after an extensive renovation programme.
Other top performers across the region include Grenada, where sales went up by a record 105%, and Trinidad and Tobago, which experienced a 91% increase.
The operator’s Mexico portfolio is boosted by 11 additional hotels, including the recently refurbished Barcelo Maya Beach and the new family-friendly Panama Jack Resorts Gran Porto Playa del Carmen.
New touring options for 2018 range from a 12-day Landscapes of Northern Argentina tour and seven-day Essential Uruguay option to a nine-day Natural Wonders of Costa Rica trip.
The operator also aims to tap into growing demand for wellbeing breaks with the addition of properties with wellness facilities including the all-inclusive Unico 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya and the new Hotel Xcaret Mexico.
Nick Hughes, dnata Travel’s B2B sales director for Europe, said: “While the Caribbean has received a lot of media attention this year, it’s important to understand that it is business as usual for most islands. We were fortunate that 99% of the properties in our Caribbean portfolio were not badly affected by last year’s hurricanes and hope that by expanding the range of holiday options we can capture the imagination of even more travellers in 2018.”
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