Flavio Stadnik from Viva Expeditions & Chimu Adventures announced the winner of the competition which comes with a half-price discount for a companion. ‘Muchas gracias Viva and Chimu,’ says Keating. ‘Antarctica has always been on my bucket list and I’m so excited to be able to tick this off with you. I’m doing snow angels in the backyard in preparation for the cold! ‘And of course I can’t wait to come back with the additional knowledge to help me sell even more Antarctica in the future,’ she says.
Antarctica is one of the fastest growing destinations for Kiwi travellers over the last 18 months with many companies promoting the destination, says Stadnik. ‘Our strength is we offer all vessels, all departures, all voyages, meaning we can find the right cruise for each client. We also have our range of Chimu Charters where we book the whole departure and thus control costs and itineraries, and we are able to do great things such as support charities and conservations trusts,’ he says. ‘In addition, most of our team have been to Antarctica so we can give first-hand information and provide agents with the resources and tools to successfully sell the destination to their clients.’ Chimu’s Antarctica cruises start from $7185 per person, twin share and Stadnik says the average commission per Antarctica booking is $2950. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chimuadventures.com/ennz/destinations/antarctica