Newrick says the marketing team has also put togetherone-page flyer documents that agents can print andgive to their clients for an easy snapshot of the tours.
‘Agents who want those can contact us for a selling pack. We’ve done that as a result of feedback from the trade.’
Next year’s programme is heavily focused on New Zealand and Australia, but there also ‘further afield’ options which will operate subject to border restrictions and travel conditions. ‘Our Europe and USA tours are planned around the second half of the year,’ adds Newrick.
She says the New Zealand programme is similar to that offered this year.
‘We’ve got three sold out rail tours coming up so we have added two for 2022 – one in January and one in March. We will put more rail tours in once the schedules have been released for later in the year.
‘Our Lower South Island Tour is our most popular, so we have departures in February and November, while we also have Top of the South Tours in Marchand October.’
In Australia, Maher has added a new Western Australia itinerary and a Country New South Wales tour for September 2022. Two Australian rail departures (Indian Pacific and The Ghan), Northern Territory and WA, and Tasmania are also included.
‘We’ve got Tasmanian tours in autumn and spring – people definitely want to travel there when they can.’