World Journeys advises that it is now possible to book Inca Trail trekking permits for travel in 2022. Agents should be aware that capacity in 2022 has been reduced to 200 tourists per day, and this, combined with travel postponed from 2021, means there will be pressure on availability.
‘Agents should get their clients booked as soon as possible. We recommend hiking the Inca Trail in the April to September period which provides more reliable weather,’ says Chris Lyons, director and South America specialist.
World Journeys offers a four-day, three-night Inca Trail trek from $1,560 per person share twin, three-star, as well as alternative options such as the Choquequirao Trek and the Salkantay Trek. For the itinerary CLICK HERE.
A leading wholesaler is warning trade that their main challenge next year, when New Zealand borders eventually open up, is likely to be finding availability for clients– especially for high end accommodation and niche activities.
World Journeys director Chris Lyons says there is now no question that Europeans and Americans are living with Covid as vaccination rates continue to rise and that they are on the move again.
World Journeys reports that a new attraction offering the ‘ultimate natural high’ has opened on Vancouver Island, BC.
The Malahat SkyWalk immerses visitors in nature as they embark along a wooden walkway through the forest, then ascend a circular ramp gently rising to the top of a 10-storey, spiral tower lookout.
At the top, guests are 250 metres above sea level and enjoy 360-degree views of two countries, including islands, inlets, fjords, forests and mountains in British Columbia and Washington State.
Excluded, boutique style lodges in the wide open spaces of Africa will provide agents with revenue opportunities post Covid while ticking the boxes for many clients seeking safe travel, says Norman Harper, sales manager Australia and
New Zealand for &Beyond.
Harper was in New Zealand late May, working closely with niche wholesaler World Journeys and catching up with key retailers.
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.