Guests at World Journeys’ Christmas get-together late December were told that the niche wholesaler is ready for business when borders are open. ‘And we know you are ready too,’ director Brett Barclay said in his address to gathered agents and suppliers.
Barclay notes that there are ‘green shoots’ in terms of the vaccine developments and a positive vibe among New Zealanders keen to travel again. ‘We’re seeing an increase in enquiries.’Barclay noted that he, like many others in the industry, has gone through ‘stages of grief’ this year but is now ‘getting on with it. ‘What I have loved during this year is that we have pulled together. Why are we still here? Because we love it.’
The event was held at Billfish Café in Auckland.
As the world starts to adjust to new ways of travelling and countries around the world have begun opening up, World Journeys says that there can be no easier 'distancing' than in the African wilderness on safari.
The company has a wide range of options as clients look for comfort, security and exclusive experiences away from big crowds. ‘From trekking gorillas in Uganda staying at the small, comfortable Buhoma Lodge to perhaps a sole-use stay for a family at Wilderness Safaris' Jao Villa in Botswana's
World Journeys reports that a new luxury accommodation offering in South Africa is due to open later this year.
The latest in the World Journeys series of ‘armchair training’ topics is the phenomena of the Great Migration of wildlife across the plains of East Africa.
Director Ange Pirie says the company is trying to keep the inspiration levels up, and keep travel dreams alive.
Wilderness and wildlife are under increased threat as global Covid-19 travel restrictions impact wildlife tourism operators.
Stays at Great Plains Conservation camps and lodges are now inclusive of all top-shelf spirits, wines and champagnes, at no extra charge to clients, advises World Journeys.
World Journeys has few places left on its two small group hosted journeys Cherry Blossom Japan departing on 24 March and 8 April this year.
The watching and waiting is over for Sri Lankan tourism as Kiwi visitors return with enthusiasm after this year’s Easter terrorism attack.