The four brochures have just arrived with travel agents around New Zealand and include UK, Ireland & Central Europe; India, Sri Lanka, Middle East & Morocco; The Mediterranean; and Latin America. Greg Osborne, general manager, Tempo Holidays says the Latin America brochure includes expanded mini stays in Mexico, and first time entries in northern Patagonia and other regions. W Trek in Torres Del Paine, Argentina Triangle (nine days from $1859 Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires), and an eight-day Lima to Machu Picchu Soft Adventure (from $2014), are among the new entries.
In terms of European offerings, product manager Cherie Adams says the number of self drive and rail travel options have been increased. ‘The self drive market is definitely growing, especially in the UK where you have a strong VFR market and other travellers who enjoy the freedom of driving. ‘But for those not so confident, rail gives them the opportunity to really see the countryside without having to drive.’ Adams says the range has grown in other ways – with 11 new small group tours and eight new coach tours just for UK – Ireland. ‘People are also looking at remote parts of Wales as well as Scotland – the latter is really strong.’ Two new whiskey tours have been added to the Scotland choice. In the Mediterranean-focused brochure, experiences such as farm stays in Italy with cooking classes are among the personalised choices.