The city of Moab will be the centre of attention when luxury train journey company, Rocky Mountaineer, launches its USA itinerary in August 2021.
The Rockies to the Red Rocks route will be a two-day rail trip between Denver, Colorado and Moab, Utah, operating for 10 weeks this year through to 23 October.
The company has been working with local tourism organisations, hotels and operators to curate holiday packages at both ends of the journey.
Rocky Mountaineer is extending the inaugural season of its new route in the United States, Rockies to the Red Rocks, by four weeks due to strong sales from the domestic US market.
Peter Armstrong, founder and interim CEO of Rocky Mountaineer says some high-demand dates are nearing capacity.
Rockies to the Red Rocks is a two-day train journey between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Agents can now book 2022 packages for Rocky Mountaineer’s Canadian routes via the sales centre or agent portal.
Travellers booking a Rocky Mountaineer 2022 package for the routes in western Canada will benefit from a 20% risk-free deposit, fully refundable until 3 December 2021. The final payment is due 60 days before travel (45 days for wholesale bookings).
Rocky Mountaineer plans to take its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021. The Rockies to the Red Rocks route will be a two-day rail journey between Denver, Colorado; and Moab, Utah; with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Rocky Mountaineer will launch the route with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from 15 August to 23 October 2021. The company is working with local tourism
The growth of New Zealand numbers into western Canada, much of it driven by bookings through trade, has prompted a number of operators to plan increased efforts in this market.
Giving agents and brokers ‘the path of least resistance to achieving their goals and growing their business is a key to being successful as an industry representative, says ‘multi rep’ Mark Richardson.
Rocky Mountaineer has announced the appointment of Amber Wilson as director of sales for the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Four new destinations and the same number of new itineraries – all combining the train journey with a self-paced drive extension – are among the highlights of the latest Rocky Mountaineer programme. The 2019 brochure and travel agents’ sales guide were launched to the New Zealand trade at a high tea at Fairways Conference Centre, North Shore Auckland late last week. Rocky Mountaineer sales manager Helen Hersom says the new destinations are Canmore (sometimes referred to as ‘Little Banff’, nearby Sunshine Village (where guests take a 15 minute gondola ride to the top of a mountain for their accommodation), the outdoor adventure location of Kananaskis, and the helitrekking base of Caboos (which features in a new 10-day itinerary). Hersom says Rocky Mountaineer is expanding its accommodation range in centres that tend to get full in the busy season. She says that while the Silver Leaf service (using three and half to four star accommodation) is popular the vast majority of New Zealand clients (70%) book Gold leaf (five-star accommodation).