Cosmos Tours features 44 new tours in its just‑released 2020 Europe brochure and will host two fam trips in North America next year.

The new programme features 24 tours under the Cosmos brand and 20 under its premium Globus brand, bringing the total number of tours to 151 for 2020 Europe. Tours go on sale on September 12.

Globus offers first-class escorted tours out of season. Its new Discover the Eastern Med 11-day tour travels from Dubrovnik to Rome via Montenegro and Albania. The package is priced from £1,189 and includes buffet breakfast, two dinners and headsets throughout the tour.

The operator will host one US music and one national park-themed fam trip in April or May next year.

Giles Hawke, chief executive of Cosmos, said: “We found that a number of agents don’t understand the difference between our Cosmos and Globus brands, and these kinds of activities really help.

“Joining the fam trip gives them the experience to see it first-hand and they can see the big difference you get with escorted touring over other forms of travel.”

More details about the fams, including how places will be awarded, will be announced at a later date.

The operator is also planning North American-themed agent events around the UK in October.

The group events will be held in restaurants and will cover key North America tours and introduce the Globus brand to agents in more detail.