Intrepid predicts rise in enquiries for eclipse tours

Intrepid predicts rise in enquiries for eclipse tours

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Intrepid Travel Group is encouraging travel agents to capitalise on interest in solar eclipses following today’s once-in-a-decade solar eclipse in the UK.

The tour operator is predicting a sharp rise in enquiries and bookings for eclipse tours through its Explorers brand.

Explorers specialises in solar eclipse tours as well as observatory and Northern Lights trips.

Intrepid Group UK and Europe regional director Michael Edwards said: "We will definitely see an upswing in eclipse enquiries, we always do. There are a lot of people who are naturally interested and there has been a lot of media attention.

"A savvy agent could put something in their window asking if customers are interested in eclipse tours. There could not be a better time to do this.”The next solar eclipse is in Indonesia in March 2016.

Explorers’ seven-day Indonesia Eclipse tour costs from £2,029 per person including flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, and a selection of meals. The trip departs on March 5, 2016.

Edwards added: "We have a two year selling cycle for eclipses, the first wave tend to sell out and then we build up more depending on demand.”

It will not be possible to see another solar eclipse in this country until 2026.


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