Classic Collection Holidays has expanded its long-haul range with the addition of Abu Dhabi, the Seychelles, Thailand and Malaysia.

The destinations appear in a new Your World brochure as the operator broadens its scope of luxury worldwide holidays and private escorted tours from existing coverage of Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean and Asia.

Pre-bookable experiences have been made available across the range while the number of properties featured in the Maldives, Mauritius, Bali and Sri Lanka has been increased to meet demand.

An online training event for agents at 10.30am on January 21 will focus on key destinations including Thailand and Malaysia. A promotional video of the region will be available as a download to assist agents in selling the destinations to customers.

Printed brochures can be ordered through Tradegate from January 20.

Product and commercial director Alex Gavalda said: “As long-haul is key to our growth strategy, we have invested in experts in product and purchasing and also within our contact centre.

“Our new destinations are extremely popular in the UK market and fit perfectly with our existing mix of worldwide private tours and beach options.

“Our in-house long-haul expertise and competitive product offering has received very positive feedback from our agent partners, who have suggested that we are well placed to better competitor operators in terms of price and service.”

Africa and Asia prodict and purchasing manager Jordan Torrilla added: “Responding to agent demand, we’ve sourced a wide range of adventurous tours, inspiring hotels and exhilarating experiences all of which come with the high standards of customer service that agents associate with Classic.

“In addition to our brochured properties and tours, our relationships with well-respected destination management companies allow us to quote competitive prices for any tailor-made itineraries or hotels that agents’ customers may request.”

Seychelles prices lead-in at £1,889 per person half-board includng British Airways flights while five nights at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi starts at £965pp.